Book club meets, eats talks books

 


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Last updated 12/14/2008

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2009 Meetings

Date

Host(s)

Selector

Title

Author

01/10/2009

Leslie

Jana

Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

02/21/2009

Jackie & Dave

Jim

Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

03/xx/2009

Sue & Larry

Jackie

04/xx/2009

Susan C.

Leslie

05/xx/2009

Jana

Pat

06/xx/2009

Pat

Susan C.

07/xx/2009

Jan

Dave

08/xx/2009

Judy & Bob

Bob A.

09/xx/2009

Deanna

Larry

10/xx/2009

Maggie & Jim

Bob H.

11/xx/2009

Carol & Bob

Deanna

12/xx/2009

Jackie & Dave

Judy

Maltese falcon was the dingus the book described. Clear moonlight lit the white hybrid at the keypad. It moved on, and we went to it’s space, keyed the number, and drove through the gate. Talk was good, damn good, better have been good. Devilish v of lips parted and food moved in. Food on crackers, sweet, chypre, washed down with red and white wine, fruit too. Hard boiled detectives wore out shoe leather before Samuel Spade, but future generations of gumshoes nodded back to Mr. Spade. In the bookclub we have laid the paver to the foundation for future mysteries we read. Yeah, we’ll read ‘serious’ fiction, and other stuff, but now we will be able to compare new reads to Hammett’s book. There is a part which describes where the bird came from, which sounded like the best of Dan Brown’s Templar history. Of course for this enthusiastic scholarly tale the teller of choice was Gutman, who searched for the falcon almost 2 decades before running upon SS in San Fran. After a bit of reminiscing about books discussed in the past we looked forward to new challenges: after next month we’ll read Secret Knowledge of Water, by Craig Childs, selected by Pat at Larry and Sue’s 3/28. And I picked Robert Crais’ LA Requiem for September, since Leslie, and Jana agree it’s a good read.(I copied Bob’s web page because he said the website might go away. If it does I’ll carry on here to keep a webpresence for us until something else develops.) One thing I was curious about was if Spade put the guns into the hall closet, why didn’t the kid try to get them when he left?….

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