Thursday, July 20, 2006
Mrs Booker and the Tea Ladies
"The country he had broken out of was all unknown to them. Even in full sunlight it was impenetrably dark"
I am in a brilliant book club with some wonderful ladies (I love the word ladies and think it should be used a tad more...) We call ourselves Mrs Booker and the Tea Ladies and we read a wide variety of books. The talk is complex, the food finger-like and the tea always tasty!
Remembering Babylon is the latest book we will be discussing. I have just finished it and was very taken with its themes and beautiful evocations of this strange country we live and what it can and does bring out in our humanity (or lack of it).
It reminds me of one of my favorite movie - Dogville. and also reminds me of some of the themes in The House of Sand and Fog.