Daytime Book Club

The daytime book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

The next meeting will be 11th October 2018

 

 

This month’s book is:  The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills

The Forensic Records Society is like Animal Farm but with blokes for pigs, and much better songs’ GuardianTwo men with a passion for vinyl create a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, The Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering.

However, as the club gains popularity, its founder’s uncompromising dogma results in a schism within the movement and soon a counter group forms. Then the arrival of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society. As rifts are forged and gulfs widen, Magnus Mills examines the surreal nature of ordinary lives.

The master of the comic deadpan returns for his ninth novel, a spectacularly disingenuous exploration of power, fanaticism and really, really good records.

If you wish to join our book club please contact us on 0161 747 7442 or email                         books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk  or call into the shop, we would love to meet you!