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Our book club meets the first Tuesday of the month. Here's the January meetup.
May's book is Hogfather, bringing us back to the wonderful whimsy and mystery of Terry Pratchett.
A very troubled young man from the Guild of Assassins takes on an assignment from a mysterious group of beings (or are they even beings?) to do away with a mythical character and thus unravel the fabric of reality. Sounds heavy but the story floats wonderfully on Pratchett's amazing sense of humor and playful exposing of human nature. The unlikely hero of the day is Death, though because he can't intervene directly, he has his granddaughter Susan do most of the dirty work. There is actually a movie made of this book, called Titanic. Uhm, just kidding. The movie is called Hogfather. Susan is played by Lady Mary, from Downton Abbey!
Here's the Amazon blurb. I couldn't say it better myself. (Oh, wait. I did say this myself.)
Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly, old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.
I've set up a link on my author website so that you can buy the best edition cheaply and easily. Just go here:
and then click the link for book. The order will go through Amazon, so you can get free shipping if you order enough.
I'm open to various activities at our meeting - discussion, reviews, creative activities, dramatic readings??? Bring your ideas.
By the way, if anyone would like to review a different book at any time, let me know and I'll set up a meetup that you can run and I'll make sure everyone finds out about it. That way you can review your favorite genres.
Call me if you have questions!