June 13, 2024

The Flaneur book club – Introduction

The Flaneur book club is up and running! We will chose a new book every month which we will discuss in the comments of the post. The first question is, which book to choose? if you have any suggestions please add them to the comments at the bottom of this page. We were thinking of something humorous to begin with, but we’re open to suggestions.



Tom Sharpe?

PG Wodehouse?


Or what about Andrey Kurkov’s Death and the Penguin?

Which book do you think we should start with? Please leave a suggestion in the comments below. Thanks.

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4 Comments on The Flaneur book club – Introduction

  1. Death & The Penguin is a beautifully constructed book; it feels like a film in words. Great book to review and discuss with ethical and aesthetic issues to be explored.

  2. The Buddha of Suburbia written by Hanif Kureishi would be a great book to start with. Not only is it an absolutely hilarious read, it addresses British youth (mostly Black and Asian), pop culture, and the condition of England and London in the 1970s. It also tackles the problems of prejudice and racism, as well as the idea of ‘belonging’ in a multi-cultural society.

    Brilliant book!

  3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid is a good book to start with, written as a first person narrative,it is a satiric account of problems faced by people of Islamic faith after 9/11.

  4. Sonaia Nazario’s Enrique’s Journey is on my list; wouldn’t call it light reading, but it’s journalistic style isn’t dense and the topic of what happens to families when parents leave children to find work in another country is timely.

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