Monday, January 10, 2005

Peakes and Depths

Only three of us at Book Group tonight and for the first time we can remember, none of us had finished the book. Maybe that isn’t too surprising given that Gormenghast is a pretty dense read and far from short.

Accordingly our literary debate was somewhat limited and soon gave way to general talk about life, the world and everything.

As it turned out, our restricted numbers turned out to be far from negative, providing an intimate atmosphere that allowed us to open up and share some really personal stuff, to have the kind of conversations that just aren’t possible in a bigger group.

Sometimes you need something like that to move individual relationships on, to turn them into something that potentially has life outside of the group or activity.

Which kind of justifies not leaving the bar until 12.30am on a school night...

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