Book Reading & Armchair Critics
|Facilitator:||Eilish Glennon||07828 088990|
|Venue & time:||Leigh Miners||1pm - 3pm||1st Monday in month|
Next meeting 4th March 2019 at The Miners at 1pm
January’s Book Club choice, “The Accidental Tourist" by Anne Tyler, provoked a lot of discussion. A character led novel - and what interesting characters – that gave us a brief look at their lives before the curtain fell. The consensus was that there was a lot more in store for these individuals. Thanks to Michael, Sue, Barbara and Norma for their in depth look at the main protagonists.
Next month Raymond Chandler’s “The Long Goodbye” is the chosen read and March delivers “The Grass is Singing” by Doris Lessing. Never let it be said that we lack variety.
The trip to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Lowry was a great success.
“Rough Crossing”, a Tom Stoppard play, on the 23rd February is our next outing and then on the 27th February the Art Gallery in Manchester for the photographic exhibition of Martin Parr and the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci from the Queen’s collection.
Thanks as always to Jo for her delicious cakes.
Our next meeting is on 4th March at 1:00pm at the Miner’s. Hope to see you all there.
Barbara Vines novel A Fatal Inversion is a masterclass in putting characters, who are flawed, into a situation where they make huge mistakes and pay for them all through their later lives. It is woven into a suspense story with an ending one cannot predict. An ending which is totally unexpected (DO NOT PEEK). The prose is classically deep and very descriptive. A Tour de Force indeed and very well appreciated by our group.
We have our next read courtesy of Leigh Library who lend sets of books to Reading Groups. It is The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson.
Our next meeting on 3rd December 2018 will be our Christmas meeting with a special Japanese theme.
I will then be handing over the ‘baton’ to Eilish who I know will take us forward in style.
Read well until then.