LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don’t have much time this month (due to the date change) – you’ll be delighted to know that it’s a novella!

This Census-Taker – China Mieville

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.

When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.

But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.

Amazon
  • Date – 10th of February
  • Time – 7:30pm
  • Place – Zoom

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