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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Stone Junction — Jim Dodge



Book cover for Stone Junction in Didsbury book group

An odyssey of one man's quest to find his place in a world where espionage, drugs, revolution, magic, and murder are commonplace. Spanning three decades, the story follows a young couple who are introduced to the lifestyle of modern day outlaws, and are soon recruited to a secretive underground organisation where nothing is as it seems.

This week's book is Jim Dodge's Stone Junction.

We'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Mr Gwyn — Alessandro Baricco



Book cover for Mr Gwyn in Didsbury book group

After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist", holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects. Then Gwyn disappears, leaving behind only a short note to his assistant — and the portraits.

As Rebecca, Gwyn's devoted assistant, studies his words, she realizes that the mystery is larger than the simple fact of Gwyn's whereabouts, and she begins to unravel a lifetime's worth of clues left by a man who saw so much but said so little, a man whose solitude masked a heart as hungry as hers.


This week's book is Alessandro Baricco's Mr Gwyn.

We'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.