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.

Contact Us to be added to the mailing list and receive the online meeting invitations.

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, 26 July 2018

Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro

Book cover for Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupMemories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.

Kathy's attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world.

This week's book is Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov

Book cover for Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupDon't cry, I'm sorry to have deceived you so much, but that's how life is.

The saccharine confession and fluent justification of the most unreliable of narrators, Humbert Humbert.

This week's book is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.