Book Club

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

Location: Shed

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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

Grantlee Kieza, “Monash: The Soldier who Shaped Australia” (2015) 5 September   12 September

Chris Hammer, “Scrublands” (2018) 17 October

Focus Questions

  1. How does the novel rate as a crime thriller? Are there any implausibilities in the storyline?
  2. What does Hammer have to say about the responsibilities of journalism? What (ethical) dilemmas does Martin Scarsden face as the plot thickens? How does he attempt to overcome them?
  3. How would you characterise Martin, the man, and Martin the investigative reporter?
  4. How does his past affect his present life/attitude to life?
  5. How critical is Hammer in his depiction of the media coverage of events in Riversend?
  6. How accomplished is Hammer in his description of life in a small Riverina town?
  7. How symbolic are the oppressive weather conditions?

Tim Winton, “The Shepherd’s Hut” (2018) 28 November

Any enquiries: Alan Corkhill  Email: a.corkhill127@gmail.com 045 012 7270

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