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Goon Profile – Greg Jenkins

Name:
Greg Jenkins

**Chapter:
Footscray Chapter

Who are you:
Who am I? I’m excited by humour, wordplay and ideas. I love writing songs and poems, playing various instruments and performing it all. My Permaculture garden brings me joy and frustration and I love cycle touring, cooking, eating and socialising.

How long have you been with TGBC:
I have been with TGBC since June 2016.

What’s your favourite TGBC book?
My favourite TGBC book? That’s a toughie – I really enjoyed re-reading “The Hitchhikers Guide…”and I loved “Bad Omens” too; I think there’s theme there: humour and a certain world-weary point of view* .. on the other hand, why don’t I go for “The Dispossessed”: politics and science fiction – another two of my favourite things!

Why are you a member of TGBC:
I’m a member because I love the meetings. It gets me reading books, especially ones I would never have chosen for myself, and it’s great to discuss them, and the issues they address, with other blokes. (The beer is nice too!)

What book have we not read yet that you’d like to do at TGBC:
I’m tempted to say “The Phantom Tollbooth” (by Norton Juster) fantastic wordplay but a bit “young”, perhaps … So I’ll recommend “The Grapes of Wrath”. *World weary weltanschauung is a more alliterative – (especially if you do it all with a German accent)! ** indecision might be another theme!

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