"Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow

Henderson the Rain King is a 1959 novel by Saul Bellow. It follows a middle-aged man on a trip to Africa in search of spiritual fulfillment.

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  • Leslie S.

    Compelling story, challenging, unusual

    February 25, 2013

  • Michael K W.

    It was great meeting everyone tonight and hearing about your experiences with the text. Please be sure to vote in the polls for upcoming month.

    February 24, 2013

  • Elizabeth C.

    Michael, that'd be amazing! Here's my number[masked]-7096. My office is on 30th and 8th. Thanks!

    February 19, 2013

    • Michael K W.

      Sounds Great. I'll drop it off tomorrow during my lunch break.

      February 19, 2013

  • Michael K W.

    Elizabeth: I work Financial District, but I could run up to Chelsea over my lunch tomorrow. Would that work for you?

    February 19, 2013

  • Elizabeth C.

    Hi Michael, that works. Where is the easiest place to meet you?

    February 19, 2013

  • Michael K W.

    Elizabeth: I have a copy that I could lend to you provided you would be able to return it at the meetup.

    February 19, 2013

  • Elizabeth C.

    Does anyone have a copy I could possibly borrow? I work in Chelsea and live in Bushwick. I'd be happy to meet anyone whose finished the book this week. Thanks in advance, and I'm excited to meet you all.

    February 19, 2013

  • Michael K W.

    Thank you for the suggestion Ronald. At only ~100 pages it should be a quick read. I'll be sure to check it out.

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Ronald P. Juliano S.

      It was spellbinding and I could not put it down until I finished it and then went back and read it again.

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • Ronald P. Juliano S.

    "OKALITANA" is the spellbinding autobiography of a Canadian Inuit woman surviving in the most inhospitable climate and temperatures on the face of the earth in the northern most tundra. I was unable to put this book down until I had read it from cover to cover several times. Amazing documentary of fortitude and resourcefulness of the Inuit(Eskimo) people.

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Ira

      Ron, it sounds fascinating.

      February 18, 2013

    • Ronald P. Juliano S.

      Thank you Ira, I promise you it is even more than fascinating. It is astounding how anyone could possibly survive in that environment and thrive and it is all by their indomitable spirit and knowledge of survival techniques handed down from generation to generation.

      1 · February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something came up.

    February 18, 2013

  • Michael K W.

    My thoughts and questions are posted. Feel free to comment directly on the board. Looking forward to meeting with everyone to hear about your experiences with the text: http://www.meetup.com/Hemingway-Book-Club/messages/boards/thread/31599802

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Eric

    I ordered the book from Amazon weeks ago and it's yet to come. Very disappointing. Sorry, gang. Next time!

    February 17, 2013

  • Ronald P. Juliano S.

    too far

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Ted

    I found this 1959 New York Times review of the book. It looks good. http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/05/25/reviews/bellow-henderson.html

    January 16, 2013

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