May Meetup - Thriller Night

  • May 15, 2013 · 8:00 PM

The theme for the month is Thrillers...you've voted for The Talented Mr Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith.

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  • Liz

    interesting discussion as always!

    May 16, 2013

  • Ganit

    I still think I might read the next one :)

    May 16, 2013

  • Ruxandra

    Nice meetup, enjoyed discussing this book that I wouldn't probably have read otherwise :-)
    And also, I've found the book I talked to you about : Colum McCann - Dancer
    Really nice book !

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What in fact Karinthy was suffering from was a brain tumor, not cancerous but hardly benign, though it was only much later—after spells of giddiness, fainting fits, friends remarking that his handwriting had altered, and books going blank before his eyes—that he consulted a doctor and embarked on a series of examinations that would lead to brain surgery. Karinthy’s description of his descent into illness and his observations of his symptoms, thoughts, and feelings, as well as of his friends’ and doctors’ varied responses to his predicament, are exact and engrossing and entirely free of self-pity. A Journey Round My Skull is not only an extraordinary piece of medical testimony, but a powerful work of literature—one that dances brilliantly on the edge of extinction.

    Edina

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to propose A Journey Round My Skull a book from a very talented Hungarian writer, Frigyes Karinthy. the book available in English and was filmed as well. I guarantee that if you start to read will not be able to go to sleep before finishing)))
    Here is a summary of the content I`ve found on Amazon website:
    The distinguished Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy was sitting in a Budapest café, wondering whether to write a long-planned monograph on modern man or a new play, when he was disturbed by the roaring—so loud as to drown out all other noises—of a passing train. Soon it was gone, only to be succeeded by another. And another. Strange, Karinthy thought, it had been years since Budapest had streetcars. Only then did he realize he was suffering from an auditory hallucination of extraordinary intensity.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Everybody! I cannot make tonight the meetup as I did not read the book and I am still working. As I was suggested a Hungarian book for the June meetup, hereby sending a copy of the message I`d sent to Ganit to have an insight about it and encourage members who have not vote go for it!!! As it stands the pole now, it will be the chosen one)))
    Have a nice evening n see you in June!

    May 15, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Have to work late tonight, but I look forward to meeting you all next mont.

    May 15, 2013

  • Lydia

    I just joined today so unfortunately won't be able to read the books, but will see you all next month!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've only just joined and won't have read the book by Wednesday. Trust that won't actually be a problem...?

    May 11, 2013

    • Ganit

      No problem at all ! You can join if you are interested :)

      May 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can't make it afterall, but keen to join next month, so please keep me updated with book, time and place. Many thanks

      May 15, 2013

  • Maureen Bridget R.

    was hoping to join you but am unable to come to Paris this evening due to a last minute issue. Hope to join you next month and read the book this time.

    May 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    Too soon to read the book, but looking forward to next month!

    May 14, 2013

  • Maureen Bridget R.

    Sorry - Can't make it this time but looking forward to joining you next month

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    job interview the following day, I'll be sensible and prepare for it... (:

    May 6, 2013

  • david d.

    I wish I could be there, but I'll be flying from SFO back to Paris after a month-long book tour for "Paris to the Pyrenees." My thriller "Paris City of Night" will be reissued as an ebook in November; any plans for another thriller night this fall?

    May 4, 2013

    • Ganit

      theme and books are chosen by the members so everything is possible, but not promised :)

      May 5, 2013

  • Athenienne

    good incentive to read more in English

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dennis Lehane is a must read!

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anything by Val Mc Dermid

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about One Deadly Summer [Paperback]
    Sebastien Japrisot (Author), Alan Sheridan (Author) l'éte meurtriere in French, unless everyone has seen the film, although the book is miles better.......

    February 16, 2013

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