Month: October 2010

Jacobson wins the Booker

A surprise victory for Howard Jacobson last night beating off strong favourites, Tom McCarthy’s C and Emma Donoghue’s Room, to win The Man Booker Prize for his 11th novel, The Finkler Question. Chair of Judges Andrew Motion said, It won because it was the best book. You expect a book by Howard Jacobson to be very …

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October Meeting

For our book club meeting on Wed 13th October we read Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin and In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut. Lean On Pete synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home; food on the table; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure …

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