17 May 2020_05_16 – THE BOOK ZOOM GROUP COLLECTION
On Sat 16 May 2020, Ten Forty Matrix Dinner and Discussion became a book discussion per Zoom to give us all a break from Covid 19 Cabin Fever. A dozen of us zoomed to discuss what we were reading, listening to and watching. And we can do Zoom technology!
Food for thought: Once Scifi: now fantasy, magic realism, future worlds, dystopias. More?
The Books and Authors.
Val McDermid: the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series. Detectives
Elizabeth Gilbert: City of Girls.
Anne Enright: Actress.
Dervla McTiernan: The Ruin; The Scholar; and The Good Turn. Detectives
Jacqueline Winspear: The Maisie Dobbs series. Detectives WW1 and WW2 UK.
LA Larkin: Devour. Detective, thriller, Arctic setting.
Amor Towles: A Gentleman in Moscow. Classic about long period of isolation.
Hayley Katzen: Untethered. New memoir by expatriate lesbian now in country NSW.
Ann Bannon: Beebo Brinker. 50s lezzo pulp series. Fun.
Mary Daly: Gyn/Ecology. Feminist classic.
On earth we’re briefly gorgeous: Ocean Vuong. A Viet USA son writes to his illiterate mother.
Mark Brandi: The Rip; Wimmera. Oz detective stories
Magda Szubansky: Reckoning. Brilliant memoir by our favourite lesbian actor.
Chris Hammer: Silver; Scrublands. Oz detective stories
Heather Rose: Bruny. Politics, Bruny Island in Tasmania.
Isobel Carmody: the Oberneucyn series. Fantasy. Author also writes for young adults.
Natalie Conyer: Present tense. South African detective story set in modern times.
Geraldine Brooks: Year of Wonders. Old novel about plague in UK village.
Charlotte Wood: The Weekend. New prize winner. VG but not fun.
Yuval Noah Hariri: Sapiens – a Brief History of Humankind. Easy and interesting read.