Small select group tonight. Only Jon R had read the book so we will discuss both Mary reilly and double bind next month. Meanwhile Insanejames? formally know as Mr nomad can just sneek in with his nominations for the following months reading and we will vote on line.
Sanejames formerly MrN has asked me to post his book choices for the Book Club to vote on for April's meeting.
Joseph Conrad : Heart of Darkness about 100 pages long,
Marlow voyages into the wildness and jungle of the Belgian Congo to meet Kurtz, a company agent, and having found him, realizes that Kurtz has won supremacy over the natives through unrestrained violence. The story explores the workings of the subconscious, and addresses political imperialism.
Sebastian Barry : The Secret Scripture,
Roseanne McNulty is nearing her hundredth birthday in the Mental Hospital where she was committed as a young woman, as the hospital closes Dr Grene is intrigued by her story. Roseanne looks back on her life in her secret journal, when Dr Grene uncovers the cause of her arrival at the hospital, it leads to a shocking secret.
Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road.
Story of a bright young couple bored by the banalities of suburban life and long to be extraordinary, their decision to change thair lives for the better leads to betrayal and tragedy.
SJ Has just said sorry he thought his se1 name was InSJ so he is jumping the queue for the book choice, shall we start again or choose from the above!
This has been puzzling me, If SaneJames (formally Mr N) is now registered on the forum, why is Nomad posting his nominations? Is he really registered? We want answers! Nomad don't let him get away with this the Lazy so and so:) I think we should suspend voting on his book choices until we have a reply from the man himself.
my vote would go for Hear of Darkness, as it's the book that the film Apocalypse Now is based on.
However, at the recent meeting James did say that he was going to nominate a Sunday paper as the monthly read - it's cheap, we can all get access to it, and to be honest, the size of them these days, it might take a month to read the whole thing.