South Manchester Book Group

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm but whilst the contagion lasts and we REMAIN INDOORS we'll become a virtual  bookgroup and meet online.

Drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list and send you invitations to our online meetings. We always reply, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam folder.

There's a meeting every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up* with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books here.

* Do not turn up — REMAIN INDOORS !

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, remote comments for the Red Lion follow:
What I have read so far I like. It is traditional love story and easier reading than it looks. Nice touches of humour like the antics of the talking parrot. It reminds me a bit of one of those overly simple love stories with Julia Roberts, except it is much better in book form than it could be on the screen. I am not at all surprised it has been made into a film though. I think GGM writes about emotions all (well most) people feel but amplifies and personifies them in Florentino and Fermina which makes it quite touching at times.
I intend to finish it; on the basis of the first half it is worth reading the second.
Regards, Andrew