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The Book Club Review

Nov 7, 2017

For Laura’s book club we delve into The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Longlisted for the Booker Prize (2017), it didn’t make the shortlist, but did it make for a good book club read? Meanwhile for fans of horror and Halloween enthusiasts alike we met up with Andy Russell of London’s Horror Book Club to find out about the joys of being frightened by your book at bedtime. And we have recommendations for your next book club read including our bookseller recommendation from James Elliott at Daunt’s in Belsize Park. 

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Books mentioned in this episode: Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje, The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota, When I Hit You by Meena Kandasami, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Troop by Nick Cutter, House of Leaves by Danielewski, Elmet by Fiona Mozley, The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and The Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith. 

For our next book club we will be reading and discussing All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West.

If you have read this far then you're probably the sort of person who might want to keep listening for our extra bit at the end, where we talk about what we've been reading outside of book club.