South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet 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 very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We meet at a pub in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday 28 September 2023

Portnoy's Complaint — Philip Roth

Book cover for Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Cheadle, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Northenden, and Didsbury book group Doctor, do you understand what I was up against ? My wang was all I really had that I could call my own ...

The frank revelations of his shame and humiliation told by Alexander Portnoy — a sexually-obsessed, mother-fixated bachelor — told to his psychoanalyst, Dr Spielvogel, leave no stone unturned ...

This week's book is Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth and we'll be meeting at Ye Olde Cocke on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury — contact us for details.