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.

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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, 3 April 2008

Why Don't You Stop Talking - Jackie Kay



Why Don't You Stop Talking - Jackie Kay

This is a collection of short stories and should hopefully allow time for people to get a head start on the next book which is quite lengthy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A comment from Canada:
Thr first word that comes to mind for most of the stories is 'pointless', I will not repeat the word that comes to mind for the rest! I enjoyed reading those in the former category,the style was fine (not very memorable, but nice reading) but then the stories finish with no twist, no wind-up, no purpose...Stories in the latter category are just weird.
Jackie seems to aim her book at fat, back lesbians, which is quite a niche market, so maybe that was the problem. If I fell into one of those groups maybe I would have seen the point more often.
Liked: Married women
Disliked: Big milk, Shell, In between talking about the element.
I would be enjoying the beer and company rather than recollecting this book if I could make the Red Lion next meeting.
Best wishes until I can do that in person,
Andrew