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, 29 November 2018

We — Yevgeny Zamyatin

Book cover for Yevgeny Zamyatin's We in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupIn a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful ‘Benefactor’, the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity — until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, We is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of Nineteen Eighty-four and Brave New World.

This week's book is Yevgeny Zamyatin's We and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife — Philip Pullman

Book cover for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupWill has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds ...

This is the second part of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

This week's book is Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Nightmares and Dreamscapes — Stephen King

Book cover for Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupStephen King short story collection.   Suggested stories:

The End of the Whole Mess 28pp
Suffer the Little Children 14pp
Chattery Teeth 37pp
You Know They Got a Hell of a Band 48pp
Rainy Season 25pp
My Pretty Pony 29pp
Crouch End 33pp
The Doctor's Case 38pp
Umney's Last Case 56pp
The Beggar and the Diamond 4pp

This week's book is Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.