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The Master and Margarita discussion

  • Aug 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Sveta's House

On Wed., Aug. 28 we'll discuss The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov at Sveta's House, 92-60 Queens Blvd., a bit east of the Woodhaven Blvd. stop on the R and M trains.

(Many thanks to Carolyn L for the suggestion!)

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  • Miesha H.

    It was lively and insiteful. I was happy to see that I was not the only who had trouble with the book. THe questions were difficult and my group often strayed from the questions with other insites.

    August 29, 2013

    • Karen D

      Sometimes you can have a really good discussion about a book you may not have like or that was confusing. I'm glad you got something out of it.

      August 29, 2013

    • Elizabeth L.

      I actually now like the book because of the discussion!

      August 30, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Informative, lively discussion. A lot of new insights shared.

    August 29, 2013

  • Lou

    very lively, interesting discussion at our table

    August 29, 2013

  • Judy M.

    I enjoyed the lively discussion at our table! Thanks, everyone for participating and sharing your unique perspective.

    August 29, 2013

  • Shirley Marisol J.

    I am so sorry to have cancel my RSVP for 8/28 A family emergecy ocuured on 8/27 and i will not be able to go. I apologize.

    August 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    Thank you for inviting me. Will upload a more authentic pic when I have the time. Am looking forward to reading up on your posts and eventually attending a meeting. Isabelle, thank you for the link.

    August 27, 2013

  • Dinah R.

    I got halfway through the book and gave up. Too many story lines, too many characters with confusing Russian names, and just too frustrating to try to follow. Maybe it's just me.

    August 24, 2013

  • barbara b.

    The rest of the month of August doesn't work for me, but I would like tg join the next book discussion. Please keep me posted.
    Also I understand from Marc's note I can use the free softwae Calibre. As I don't have a kindle yet could some one tell me how I could download the next book?

    Thank you.

    Barbara Baum

    August 19, 2013

    • Marc G.

      Aside from this one-off, though, books typically selected by this group are purchased in regular stores or borrowed from the library. E-versions are likewise bought from Amazon or or borrowed from libraries (which is something that can be done with e-readers).

      August 20, 2013

    • L.T.

      It is available to borrow as an ebook from the NYPL, which Queens residents can join in addition to the Queens Library system.

      August 24, 2013

  • Azaaf

    Sorry about this time, but next time I'll make sure I read the book before I RSVP.

    August 23, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Here's a link to annotations for each chapter, photos of all the places mentioned in the novel, and a lot of other interesting information about the author and this book.

    August 8, 2013

    • Karen D

      Thank you, Isabelle

      August 11, 2013

    • christine c.

      Thanks for the posting Isabelle. I've been using the annotations as I read each chapter. Really adds to the depth of the book. :.)

      August 20, 2013

  • Joan J.

    I love to read, but this particular book holds no interest for me. Sorry!

    August 18, 2013

  • Brian

    I read two chapters and I had it!

    August 13, 2013

  • Carolyn L.

    I believe I RSVPed yes for this event. I don't know how to change that to a no. For whatever reason I just could not get into this book, no matter how much I tried. I look forward to the next meet-up.

    August 12, 2013

  • Mindy B

    If the date is changed to the Sept. 4th date I can make it!

    July 30, 2013

  • Donna Z.

    Looking forward to meeting you all

    July 24, 2013

  • Mindy B

    I am so sorry (an disapointed) to have to miss this discussion. I am scheduled to be out of town.

    July 24, 2013

  • Shirley S.

    I was able to access Mark"s email re: M & M book (PDF) and then lost it. How do I get it back again?

    July 23, 2013

    • Marc G.

      If you want the PDFs, they are in the Files section of this site. If you want Kindle versions, e-mail me at [masked] and I'll attach the files (the book and the set of notes) in a reply.

      July 24, 2013

  • Shirley S.

    Please forward to Joel email re: Master & Margarita book.Thanks

    July 23, 2013

  • Elizabeth L.

    Looking forward to my first meeting! Elizabeth

    July 23, 2013

  • Michelle D.

    Sadly, Wednesday doesn't work for me. Hope there is another Monday meeting coming up.

    July 22, 2013

    • Karen D

      The fourth Wednesday of the month is our normal day, but we shift it once in a while due to holidays or if I have a conflict. I'm sorry if it's not a good day for you. We may also do a few movie nights in the fall (film versions of books we've read recently), and those will probably be other weeknights.

      July 23, 2013

  • Marc G.

    Hi folks . . . I just uploaded to the Files section of this site two PDFs; one is an English translation of Master and Margarita, the other is a set of Notes for the book (sort of like Spark Notes). If you want to convert them into e-book format, you can do so via the amazon facility (for Kindle users) or on your own using the free shareware program Calibre. Or, for Kindle users (or Kindle app users), you could simply e-mail me at [masked] and ask me to send you copies of the Kindle-ready files (MOBI format) I already made. Just "side load" them into your Kindle (i.e. using the USB connection).

    2 · July 22, 2013

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