October 8, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Come to Old Town Alexandria on the second Tuesday of each month, to discuss our book selection with other readers.
This month's book is Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
The narrator is David Martin, an orphan brought up in Dickensian squalor. After years of struggle, he achieves success by writing a popular series of "penny dreadfuls" called City of the Damned. In time, his work comes to the attention of Andreas Corelli, a Parisian publisher with a Faustian proposition for David. He offers to pay the writer if he will use his narrative gifts to create a viable new religion. The extraordinary tale that follows is many things at once: mystery, love story, supernatural thriller, historical drama, gothic romance, and meditation on the primal importance of stories.
Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.
We don't vote on books; any member may suggest a book and we'll add it to the schedule. (Sorry, authors, no self-promotion allowed; you can't add your own book to the list.)