December 2014 Christmas Meetup

The books…
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, poetry open mic, a quiz and a secret santa book swap

We loved….
…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.

We agreed…
…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.
We disagreed….
…about whether Rushdie was on drugs when he wrote this.

We digressed….
… and talked about science and how the moon and sun move in the sky.

Reviewed by:
Judy J, Judy D, Jackie, Pauline, Karen, Michelle, Carol, Paul, Zuhal, Lydia, Julie, Nadia, Drew, Anne, and me J

Next month…
This Boy by Alan Johnson and I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – White Hart, Llangybi, last Weds In January, 2015, 7:30pm.FullSizeRender (1) IMG_9611 FullSizeRender (2) IMG_9632 FullSizeRender IMG_9635 IMG_9638 IMG_9652 IMG_9653 10405424_10203631004397752_3077152419360182275_n 10846047_10203631004957766_5220757091901146195_n 10540809_10203631009717885_3046598127746365856_n 10847917_10203631012677959_5074323061177455994_n 10451781_10203631015198022_8679178773112771671_n 10854300_10154945710045285_3601702277279421874_o 10265451_10154945712370285_8138985465959469438_o

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