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2011-10 Book Club

What: A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

When: 26 October, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Aquarium

Set in London in the year 2007, this book follows its characters over the course of, well, you guessed it …

“Sebastian Faulks’s new novel, set in one week in December 2007, is very ambitious. It aspires to be a state-of-the-nation book, a satirical comedy of metropolitan literary life, a sweeping, Dickensian look at contemporary London, a serious examination of Islam and the reasons for radicalism among young Muslims, a thriller, a satire on the Notting Hill Cameroonians and a detailed look at the sharp financial practices that led to the collapse. There’s London football, reality TV, cyber porn, a love story or two. As if all that weren’t enough, it is a roman a clef, which has already provided fun for metropolitan journalists as they speculate about the identity of the various characters.” (The Guardian; full review here)

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