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, 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