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Wavid 6th Jul 2005 11:38

The Book Group: September 2005 - March 2006
The following are the next 6 books the book group will tackle. The date represents the date that discussion begins - i.e. it will be a good idea to have read it by then!

1 September 2005: The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Gustave Flaubert

1 October 2005: No One Writes to the Colonel, Gabriel García Márquez

1 November 2005: The First Men in the Moon/The Sleeper Awakes, H.G. Wells

1 December 2005: Dance, Dance, Dance, Haruki Murakami

January: Holiday!

1 February 2006: Virtual Light, William Gibson

1 March 2006: The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare

John Self 6th Jul 2005 12:16

How about The God of Small Things? Oh no, hang on...

On the basis that the book group is an ideal chance to me to read books I've had for a while but haven't read, let me suggest The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells (or When the Sleeper Wakes, depending on edition). I know some have read this, so alternative Wells suggestion is The First Men in the Moon.

John Self 6th Jul 2005 12:20

Oh, and, er - can I be a member of the Book Group, please? I can post on here anyway because of my administratorial powers, but it's nice to belong...

Wavid 6th Jul 2005 12:22

Have added you in, mate.

A good idea to bolden your suggestions, as it makes them easier to spot. I think a Wells would be a good idea as he seems fairly popular and his books aren't too long, are they?

edit: a lot of Wells' stuff, including the two mentioned by JS above, are abailable free online here. There's also some MP3 audiobooks of his more famouser ones as well.

amarie 6th Jul 2005 12:34

'more famouser'??? Really, Wavid!

amner 6th Jul 2005 12:43

I'm going to suggest No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

John Self 6th Jul 2005 12:51

I was talking (or PMing) with Jerkass the other day about trying something short by Marquez, after we both failed to love One Hundred Years... So I'd be up for him in principle. But is No-one Writes to the Colonel a shorty?

amner 6th Jul 2005 12:55

Yep, a Nobel Prize winning shorty at that.

John Self 6th Jul 2005 12:58

80 pages! Sign me up!

Wavid 6th Jul 2005 13:09

I wouldn't mind a crack at The Master by Colm Tóib*n.

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