Discuss Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler is #8 on the Modern Library 100 Best Novels List:


It is also, in my opinion, one of the best "prison" novels, up there with Count of Monte Cristo, The Trial, Papillon, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, and so on and it might be fun to discuss it, in part, in contrast to those.

The book "tells the tale of Rubashov, an Old Bolshevik who is arrested, imprisoned, and tried for treason against the [1938 Stalinist/Russian] government which he had helped to create." (from Wikipedia)

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  • Jeanne S.

    Great book for us to discuss with the election coming up, in particular. Lots to talk about. A complex (if dark) novel with lots of intricacies.

    November 5, 2012

  • Chris K.

    Great conversation. I wish more people would come, though. ;)

    November 1, 2012

  • Kate C.

    Thought provoking and good fodder for an energized discussion.

    November 1, 2012

  • Chris K.

    Evelyn: yes, 1984. And prison books like Monte Cristo or Papillon.

    October 28, 2012

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