Saturday, October 01, 2005

"Don't look at her, she'll start barking!"

End of September bookclub back where we began in 2003 - Dave' s back garden. Also featuring the welcome return of Mr Butler after a couple of absences.

Feasting on goat on his decking we exchanged views on Machiavelli's The Prince (which replaced the Faulkner) and Roxy Music's Country Life. Machiavelli was criticised for being turgid and lacking values, but was generally repected to some degree for it's historical importance. Richard had managed to summarise the whole thing in his notebook. I forgot to write down the quotes as they tumbled out of reviewers' lips so you'll have to make do with my summary - but you can add anything I have overlooked by posting a comment. Roxy Music Country Life was criticised for not being their best album and not having memorable songs, but praised for being a consistent album (track 5 excepted).


The Prince - BA 3, PG 4, DB - , RE 5, DA, 6, BC 3.

Country Life - BA 6, PG 7, DB 5, RE 5, DA 6, BC 6.5.

At the end of the night Mr Butler nominated Timothy Mo - The Redundancy of Courage, Mr Gathercole nominated Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica. And the next venue falls to Mr Butler.


At 10:31 pm, Blogger One of the Bookclubbers said...

From an online review

"If you've never listened to Trout Mask Replica, go give it a try. Then listen to it about five or six more times, even if you feel like you're forcing yourself. If after that you still feel that you don't like it, at least you know you gave it a real shot."


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