Friday, January 06, 2006

Enduring Ian McKewan

Had the most agreeable of evenings at the Reading Circle – a group of friends who meet monthly to discuss a book that they probably didn’t get time to finish or even start although a month ago it sounded like such a good idea. This month ‘Enduring Love’ – is that a verb or an adjective?
I’m being disingenuous. Most of us had read the book but then again we had given ourselves two months to read it. Truth be known I had to stay up half the night to finish it and this is NOT a book to read late at night.

Wholesome chat and disagreement. One thought it pacey. Another thought it lacked credibility. Another thought it flawed because a balloon that had come down could not possibly go up again. Another thought it similar to John Irving (ordinary people in extraordinary situations). Another kept their thoughts to them self.

I like the Reading Circle and I like the people who come along.

Next Month a cinema trip to ‘Memoirs of Geisha’ and in March discussion of ‘The time Traveler’s Wife’ (it’s not me that can’t spell it’s the Americans.)

Most recent music – Allegri - Miserere

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