Monthly Archive for May, 2010


Question: do we have a better discussion if people do or do not enjoy the book group choice? In any case an excellent discussion about why we do or do not engage with character, and what the place of humour is in novels which could just be depressing.
Ah the Leonard’s Coffee House book group is a wonderful thing! The discussion on the poetry of Fleur Adcock and Chase Twichell (both poets reading at the Culture Lab in Newcastle this Thursday) was amazing. It is always fascinating discussing poetry with a group – as if each person holds a piece of a puzzle which collectively brings the work to life. A lovely evening in a delightful setting. Next book is Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn – hope you enjoy it!