The polls are closed, the votes are in… your new Taoiseach is… wait, that’s the wrong speech. Sorry, let me start again!
First of all, thanks a million to the 38 of you who had your tuppence worth and voted in the poll to decide DTC’s first book; in the end, somewhat inevitably, we had a tie – with ‘The Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry and ‘The Angel’s Game’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon both scoring ten votes. So what do you do in these cares? You toss a coin. Sebastian Barry was heads, Ruiz Zafon was tails, and heads came up trumps – so Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’ will be the first book up for discussion at Dublin Twook Club #1 on the 21st of July.
This gives you three weeks from tomorrow to get through the book – the image on the right is the currently-in-production main cover of the book (there was an earlier one but without so if you’re going out buying it, this is what you should be looking for. You can click here to get hold of it on Amazon too.
It’s important to remember that although we can only house 15 people at the first actual meeting, the whole point of a Twitter-based book club is that people will be able to join in from wherever they are anywhere in the world, via the medium of the liveblog that Gav will be taking command of on the night, and – naturally – over Twitter where we’ll be using the #twookclub hashtag, and where you can direct your Tweets to @DublinTwookClub. More of that, though, in the coming days and weeks.
So – Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture in 22 days. Sound fun? Get reading!