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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