A review of The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley from PABC regular Sam Grayston.
How long do we continue to be defined by that which we have lost? How faithfully can we truly preserve its memory and in doing so how far can we proceed without preventing something new from emerging to take its place? Continue reading
This month, PABC regular Sam takes a look at the Arthur C Clarke Award 2013 shortlisted novel, Nod by Adrian Barnes. Continue reading
In July, the PABC met to discuss God’s Dog by Diego Marani set in a near future theocratic Italy.
The dystopian novel introduces Domingo Salazar, a Dominican Monk and Vatican secret agent who is dedicated to rooting out non-believers and heretics.
In this world, the sanctity of life is being threatened by a cell of dissidents that help sufferers commit euthanasia. Oh, and did anyone notice that the title of the book is a palindrome as well as being a reference to the nickname, Domini Canes, for the Dominican Order of monks? Continue reading
Last year, a small group of very lovely students from Kingston University sat in on a few of our meetings and made this wonderful short film about the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club.
The meeting featured in the film was the discussion for War With The Newts by Karel Capek which scored a brilliant 7.3 out of 10. As you can probably tell, it was a fun night!
The Post Apocalyptic Book Club from Noni Braithwaite on Vimeo.
Waterstones Piccadilly & the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club presents…
An evening of dystopian fantasy with Samantha Shannon, Tom Pollock and M. R. Carey
Dark Societies returns on Thursday 19th June at 6.30pm at Waterstones Piccadilly with three very special guests, authors Samantha Shannon, Tom Pollock and M.R. Carey. Continue reading
For many in the group, “Heroes and Villains” was their first Carter novel. Carter isn’t the most accessible author out there and we quickly reached the consensus that knowing more about the author and the genres she borrows so heavily from would’ve made “Heroes and Villains” a much more enjoyable read. There were a couple of Carter fans in the group and whilst they did have some positive things to say about the book, they agreed it’s not her best. Continue reading