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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Picked as a rank outsider dark-horse not least because it had nothing to do with our stated aims of either classics or science fiction, the next book you will be reading is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. According to our good friends at wikipedia, Markus Zusak is the son of an Austrian father (who […]

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Book For June

At the last meeting there was some general enthusiasm for “a classic” book, one of the great big meaty greats of literature. But when we knuckled down to it, no one really fancied anything massively dense. The choices boiled down to two plus NC’s enthusiastic contribution below. So fellow semiliterati, your choices are: George Orwell’s […]

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Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols

Gentlemen of Book Club, Good to see you all in such fine form at the last meeting of the Book Club – even if book readership was disappointingly low. The next book you will either ignore or read carefully is A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols, suggested at the very last minute by The […]

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A Fraction Of The Whole – By Steve Toltz

The last book we “read” was “A Fraction of the Whole” by Steve Toltz. This book was (Aussie) Steve’s first novel and was short-listed for The 2008 Man Booker prize. The Sunday Telegraph said: “Exhilarating. Don’t be daunted by the length of the book – it never flags and at no stage feels overwritten … […]

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