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Wednesday 4 February 2009 6.12pm
I'm going to have to give it a miss tonight as well.
Jac
Wednesday 4 February 2009 10.59pm
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.
Thursday 5 February 2009 9.18am
Sorry! Had a last-minute conflict.
Friday 6 February 2009 1.22pm
sorry to have missed you - i was with a client til 9 and didn;t fncy traipsing over after that. will see you next month for sure
Sunday 8 February 2009 9.45pm
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.

Complications!

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!
Sunday 8 February 2009 10.31pm
Barry/The Secret Scripture sounds very interesting to me!
Jac
Sunday 8 February 2009 10.40pm
Well I don't mind him jumping the queue this once if the other don't. My vote goes to revolutionary road.
Monday 9 February 2009 8.19am
I would choose A Secret Scripture as I have read the other 2 books.

Gill
Jac
Monday 9 February 2009 9.10am
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.
Monday 9 February 2009 10.50am
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.
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