South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet 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 very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

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