Didsbury Book Group

We talk about them too ! If you like to talk about what you've read, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm.

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.

We've found ourselves unexpectedly popular over recent months and so — regretfully — we're not accepting new members at the moment. This will change, so please do come back to this page periodically.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

I, Robot — Isaac Asimov

Book cover for Isaac Asimov's I, Robot in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupWhen Earth is ruled by master-machines, when robots often seem more human than mankind, the Three Laws of Robotics ensure that humans remain superior and the robots are kept in their rightful place. But an insane telepathic robot results from a production error and deduces its superiority to non-rational humanity; and when machines serve mankind rather than individual humans, the machine’s idea of what is good for society may itself contravene the Three Laws ...

This week's book is Isaac Asimov's I, Robot and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Emil and the Detectives — Erich Kästner

Book cover for Erich Kästner's Emil and the Detectives in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupWhen his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up with the detectives he meets in Berlin, it's just the start of a marvellous money-retrieving adventure ...

This week's book is Erich Kästner's Emil and the Detectives and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.