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March Book Discussion - Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.

The Organisers invite you to join us for our Book Discussion Evening.

Share views and gain new insights into this months book.

....and to vote for our next book from a list of suggestions from our members.

Drinks and socialising in The Bar from 7.30pm for a 8pm Start in the function room upstairs.

If, as a new member, you need help finding us and becoming acquainted with the group please email the organiser.



If anyone has a suggestion for our next book please email the details to the message board at... [masked]  Please include a review of the book with your message or better still, tell us in your own words why we should be reading it. Ideally suggestions should be available in paperback (for affordability) not too long or too short [masked] pages seems to work best) and of a decent standard of literature (make your own judgment about that one).

Also please give some thought as to how well the book lends itself to  lively discussion and debate on the night - Such things as a complexity of plot, a variety of themes, philosophical or social issues, well developed characters and perhaps a few unexpected twists and turns.

If you do recommend a book we will ask you to briefly (3 minutes maximum) tell us about the book at the meetup before we put each title to the vote so please come prepared for that. You do not have to chair

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  • Carol B.

    I was away and missed the March discussion. What is the book for April please and when do we meet?

    March 26, 2013

  • Alex J.

    Lively discussion and a fantastic choice of book. Definitely one of my favourites that we've read since I joined.

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Jen T.

    An excellent book and a very enjoyable discussion.

    March 13, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Great book, great discussion, best book I've read this year.

    3 · March 13, 2013

  • Paul

    Looks like whole text is available online here

    February 13, 2013

    • Jon A.

      Sorry, Librarian speaking there... true though!

      February 17, 2013

    • Jon A.

      Hi Paul, see this brief summary of Scribd: http://wiki.answers.c...­ and following pages. Jon.

      March 13, 2013

  • Jon A.

    Great discussion and atmosphere again :-)

    March 12, 2013

  • Lesley G

    A very enjoyable, lively discussion.

    March 12, 2013

  • paul simon t.

    A wonderful book in the best book group in the uk
    A truly great night

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyable discussion this evening, thanks! Came home with lots to think about ... which I suppose is a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it!! :-)

    March 12, 2013

  • Ceri

    Great book choice Paul- amazing book and enjoyable discussion as ever!

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Kirsty m.

    Great discussions as ever...& I'm sure the BSMHT are just fine :)

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Adrian

    Can't make it - got a line on some pure coming out of Miami...

    March 11, 2013

    • Richard P.

      "California, Florida, whatever. Either way, your pale ass is getting a tan" Tyrone C. Love

      1 · March 12, 2013

    • Jon A.

      How about Stirchley?

      March 12, 2013

  • Paul W.

    Unable to obtain a copy of the book in time

    March 11, 2013

  • Richard P.

    PS Thanks for the copies of Hare with the Amber eyes, they went to more or less good homes.

    March 11, 2013

  • Robert M.

    I'm sorry not to be able to attend this meeting. The last three (my first three) have been great. Please choose a good 'un for next month, folks, and have a lovely time on Tuesday!

    March 6, 2013

  • Carl G.

    Hope to make it next time folks, prior commitments preclude me from joining the festivities this month.
    Hope it goes well!

    March 6, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Hi everyone. I watched the film of Requiem for a Dream the other night & I think it's a reasonably accurate interpretation of the book. There's no substitute for reading the text, of course, but if you are pushed for time you can rent it from iTunes or Amazon.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Kevin P.

    Can't make the date this month I'm afraid. Have fun see you all in April!

    February 13, 2013

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