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Williamsburg Book Club

Dear book club members:  On Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m., we'll meet to discuss "The Good Soldier", a novel by Ford Madox Ford that is considered a classic.  According to a review at Amazon.com:

"Stephen King never wrote such a horrifying novel - it's about the savagery and madness that lay behind the thin surface of ordinary, polite society. In it, Ford virtually invented the "unreliable narrator" and raised the question: how do we know what anyone tells us is true? Jim Thompson's psychotic protagonists are unimaginable without this deceptively genteel predecessor.  The Modern Library ranked The Good Soldier 30th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century."

We hope you'll be able to join us!  Until then, have a great summer!

Lisa

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The discussion added to my understanding and appreciation of the book and kept me thinking about it for hours afterwards. Good food too. Thanks all!

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going so there should be another opening .

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    going out of town. I will get there eventually sounds like a good book. !

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do horror...

    June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think the allowable number is just a guide.

      August 5, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Dan is correct - if you want to come and it looks "full", come anyway!

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to the area. What does JCC stand for? Do we bring pupu's or dessert? I'm going to try to attend.

    August 3, 2013

    • Lisa P.

      Welcome to the area! "JCC" stands for the unwieldy "James City County" which, in addition to York County and Williamsburg are considered "Williamsburg"­. As far as what to bring - some folks don't bring anything, and that's absolutely fine; others bring snacks or desserts, or wine or beer - it's really up to you. As the hosts, we make sure there's at least some snacks, decaf coffee, and soft drinks available. Looking forward to meeting you!

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait!

    July 23, 2013

  • Kathy A.

    Also, there is a grab bag for this book at the JCC Library. It includes 12 copies of the book.

    July 5, 2013

  • Kathy A.

    FYI: This book is out of copyright, so you can download it for free.

    July 5, 2013

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