Description: The Book Club meets every 6 weeks to discuss a current book for review.If you like to read and to talk about books this is for you – or you can just listen to what others have to say. Give it a go.
Coordinator: Alan Corkhill
Day: See list below
Time: 9:30 am
Book List 2019
Dymphna Cusack/James Florence, “Come in Spinner” (1951; 1988) 7 February
Randolph Stow, “The Merry-Go-Round in the Sun” (1965) 21 March
Hugh Lunn, “Vietnam – A Reporter’s War” (1985) 7 May 11:45 am
Jessica Anderson, “Tirra Lirra by the River” (1978) 13 June
Peter Carey, “Amnesia” (2014) 25 July
- How would you characterise Felix Moore and Celine Baillieux in terms of their generational activism?
- How different are Gaby and Frederic in their activist outlook and actions?
- What obscured aspects of 1970s political history does Carey rescue from the throes of amnesia?
- How accurate is Carey in his depiction of socio-cultural divide in Melbourne’s inner suburbs? Does he differ from Helen Garner in this respect?
- What issues of authorship link this novel with Flanagan’s “First Person” regarding a) the reliability of sources and the creation of a publishable manuscript, and b) ownership?
- Find some pertinent examples of Carey’s brutally direct and notoriously irreverent turns of phrase.
Grantlee Kieza, “Monash: The Soldier who Shaped Australia” (2015) 5 September
Chris Hammer, “Scrublands” (2018) 17 October
Tim Winton, “The Shepherd’s Hut” (2018) 28 November
Any enquiries: Alan Corkhill Email: email@example.com 045 012 7270