April/May Book Clubs

April’s book was the much lauded Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. The jacket sleeve boasts that the book is a journey through the madness industry, as Ronson meets diagnosed psychopaths incarcerated in one of the country’s psychiatric prisons, CEOs of defunct companies, ex-dictators and the man that created the psychopath test itself.

After a month where everyone finished the book this time the split of those who finished the book was a little more pronounced. The beginning mystery of the book put off a few, but those that persevered enjoyed the book. Although the book’s title focused on psychopaths, the group felt the book was more a look at mental health more widely. Some people felt the book was more a collection of articles looking loosely at a number of different elements rather than a concentrated focus on psychopathy. But everyone enjoyed the easy to read nature of the book.

May’s book is the award winning novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending, which is available in all good bookshop and your local library. We’ll be meeting on Thursday 31st May at 6pm in the Church St. We’d love for you to join us…even if you don’t finish (or start) the book!

Urban Book Club.

Urban Emporiums | 30 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP