World Book Night at Thomas Tosh
"It makes you think of coconut-frosted cookies, maybe drugs. ‘A respectable life.’ You think subway station, suburb. Probably nothing else comes to mind. People must live there, just like they do in other places. That was why it was built, after all, so that people would have somewhere to live. It was not a place that developed organically, of course. Here everything was carefully planned from the outset. And people moved into what had been built for them. Earthcoloured concrete buildings, scattered about in the green fields. When this story begins, Blackeberg the suburb had been in existence for thirty years. One could imagine that it had fostered a pioneer spirit. The Mayflower; an unknown land. Yes. One can imagine all those empty buildings waiting for their occupants… "
The opening lines of Let The Right One In. John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, a huge bestseller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend. And a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.
And you can read on for free!
Penpont poet JoAnne McKay is celebrating World Book Night at Thomas Tosh, East Morton Street, Thornhill. She will be giving away 24 copies of Let The Right One In, plus a few surprises.
JoAnne will be joined by Hugh McMillan, Elspeth Nicholson and Rab Wilson, who will be reading selections from spine-chilling fiction and poetry, both contemporary and classic.
7.30 pm, Monday 23rd April Entry is free. Thomas Tosh is licensed, and refreshments will be available.
More World Book Night here: http://www.worldbooknight.org/