I’ve been a little bit slack about reminding everyone about our next book group and in all honesty I had forgotten about it entirely because this time we have two whole months to read the book. May seems such a long time away that it feels like I’m mentioning it prematurely. I don’t think I am, however, as this time around we’re reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and it is not what you would call a slim book!
As I’m sure everyone knows by now this year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens so it would be particularly odd of us not to attempt one of his masterpieces. As someone who has never read any Dickens, I’m not really in a position to offer any insight into the intricacies of David Copperfield but I’m very excited to be finally tackling this massive hole in my literary knowledge.
We’ll be meeting in the shop on the Thursday the 10th of May at 7.30pm.
Tea and coffee will be provided but you fancy something a little stronger, bring your own.
We don’t require any committment so if you don’t fancy this book or you’re not available on the seventh you can always come next time.
Finally, I’ll leave you with Holden Caulfield’s opening gambit from A Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger:
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.