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The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra

This time I chose a fairly short book, so I hope everyone will have a chance to read it and attend this meetup. Our last meetup in Paludan Bogcafe was very hyggelig, so I've decided to give it another go.

Read more about the book at 

Some admin stuff: please bring a 10 kroner admin fee, and if you've RSVPed "yes", please change your RSVP to "no" if you can't make it.

All the best,


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good book 8/10 - I liked the writing style and how the storyline stuck to the characters without being preachy about the topic.

    A bit hard to talk about the book when only half the attendees had read it. Would have liked more discussion about the reading. Otherwise it was fun to meet everybody.

    Favorite quotes from the book
    Why must you turn over every word to see what's lying underneath?

    I could have assured him that hope is legitimate even when it's impossible.

    Music is the true breath of life. We eat so we won't starve to death. We sing so we can hear ourselves live.

    We've already been killed, all of us. It happened so long ago, we've forgotten it.

    The question of execution or mercy, of death or life, isn't resolved by deliberation. No, such decisions are made according to the whim of the moment.

    Outside the day is dawning, and so are the sorrows of the world.

    April 13, 2012

  • Christine B.

    I can't come, April 5 is in the middle of the Easter holiday.
    I'm almost done with Anil's Ghost :-)
    If you need inspiration, I can recommend "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami. I am planning on raeding "1Q84" by him, am just waitng for the book to come from Jutland where my cousin-in-law has it.
    Vi ses!

    March 19, 2012

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