May Book Discussion: S by JJ Abrams, Doug Dorst

S by JJ Abrams, Doug Dorst

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One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.

A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.

S., conceived by filmmaker J. J. Abrams and written by award-winning novelist Doug Dorst, is the chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don’t understand, and it is also Abrams and Dorst’s love letter to the written word.

Amazon Link

New Yorker article


 ~Please be courteous by ordering food and drinks at the venue.
~THERE IS A $1 FEE for this event.
~RSVPs will be open until midnight the day before the event. I will also send out my cell number to those attending.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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  • Tim C.

    Excellent. I hope I finish the book by that time...

    June 9, 2014

  • Hazel

    Why yes Tim Cowan - that can be a possibility!

    June 2, 2014

  • Tim C.


    Are we going to do S as the book next month since no one had finished it?

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Robin B.

    I am stuck at home thinking about the book.
    Did anyone wonder if Eric was the one who put up the S's around campus, made the steam tunnels appear compromised and did the mysterious underlining of a sentence in the book so that it looked like someone was spying on them via what they were writing in the book? And giving themselves away like that, underling?. And perhaps Eric did have something to do with the burning of the barn? As a way of creating the illusion of a conspiracy and entering Jen, who is already pretty fragile, into to the interconnected world of S, and hence closer to Eric?

    May 28, 2014

  • Tim C.

    Here is the link to the site I spoke about. They are additional thoughts and things to watch by the authors.

    May 28, 2014

  • Robin B.

    I hurt my back, live uptown, don't think I can handle a cab downtown. But I read the whole book. Took a long time. Enjoyed it. Have some questions. Wish I could be there.

    May 27, 2014

  • Jiwoo Jessica K.

    Have a quarter of the book left to read... was still going to attend but work is getting in the way :( I'm so disappointed but I'll meet you all next time.

    May 27, 2014

  • Hayley

    This will be my first meetup with this group. Haven't quite finished it yet but looking forward to hearing what others thought of it.

    May 27, 2014

  • Jen B.

    Hi Hazel, I am very sorry to miss this but I have a work event tomorrow night. Hope to make the next one!

    May 26, 2014

  • Joyce

    Sorry I can't make this, but look forward to the next meet up!

    May 21, 2014

  • paulette

    Hey Hazel.. Much to my disappointment I need to change my res to no. Catch you all at the next one. Book choice was great!!

    May 18, 2014

  • Anna H.

    Hey Hazel,
    Thank you so much for organizing these events. I really appreciate that there is such a thriving community of book lover out there.

    May 15, 2014

  • Jiwoo Jessica K.

    This will be my first meetup with this group. I am loving the book so far and I'm really excited to meet everyone and discuss it.

    May 6, 2014

  • joan d.

    Hazel, I usually go to my home in the country starting in mid may. So, not likely I will be available until Oct.
    joan dworkin

    April 2, 2014

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