Man Booker Shortlist 2013
The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald
Our next book:
‘There was music from my neighbour’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars’.
Go back to a summer in the 1920’s Jazz Age by reading The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.
Amid the parties, the dancing, the drinking and the glamour – the American Dream went sour.
What went wrong?
Was Daisy Buchanan to blame?
Have you seen the new film? How does it compare to the book?
What book next?
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
The book chosen for April is A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks.
OK, it’s April, but it feels like December in the UK!
We’re not the only group reading it – it’s the Cityread London book choice, and book groups and individuals all over London will be reading it at the same time. Find out more about Cityread London, including loads of events for all ages throughout the capital.
Have you read it? Will you read it? And… is it any good?!?
Reading 1984 in 2013
St John’s Wood Library book group have been reading George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.
But has Winston Smith’s wrestle with oppression stood the test of time and remained chilling?
And do you hear the term Big Brother and think ‘Oh great, when is that coming back on TV ?’ rather than ‘I really must read 1984’.