Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, poetry open mic, a quiz and a secret santa book swap
…the welding of two worlds, the dark and the light
… how politicians were depicted in a negative light
…the boll*cks-ometre (the strange ‘boing boing’ Christmas toy someone brought along) that we could set off everytime someone started to spout some rubbish (It went off quite a lot)
…all the poems that were read out, especially Judy D’s self-penned villanelle.
We didn’t love….
…how women came off badly in the book and that feminism is very much in question.
…losing track because of the number of characters in parts.
…that it was a great book about the freedom of speech and that he manages to get all his themes into a children’s book.
…about whether Rushdie was on drugs when he wrote this.
… and talked about science and how the moon and sun move in the sky.
Judy J, Judy D, Jackie, Pauline, Karen, Michelle, Carol, Paul, Zuhal, Lydia, Julie, Nadia, Drew, Anne, and me J