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Looking for a fun, invigorating book club to join? You have arrived at the right place!

We'll read all sorts of interesting things this year. This is a book club where reading lovers can come and share their thoughts in a friendly environment. Please join us on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 PM for a lively discussion!

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

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October's book wasn't suggested by anyone in particular, but this follows the Fall tradition of a scary story and seems to meet the group's quality standard. The book itself didn't win any awards but Susan Hill has a long history as a writer of fiction and nonfiction and this story is noteworthy as a 1983 rendition of the traditional Gothic style. The story has been adapted for a successful stage play and a successful film featuring Dan Radcliff, which is usually a good sign for us.

We'll try to meet again in the back room of the Nine Irish Brothers on Mass Ave, and I'll update this page if there are any updates.

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From Goodreads:

What real reader does not yearn, somewhere in the recesses of his or her heart, for a really literate, first-class thriller--one that chills the body, but warms the soul with plot, perception, and language at once astute and vivid? In other words, a ghost story written by Jane Austen?

Alas, we cannot give you Austen, but Susan Hill's remarkable Woman In Black comes as close as our era can provide. Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north from London to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and most dreadfully--and for Kipps most tragically--The Woman In Black.

The Woman In Black is both a brilliant exercise in atmosphere and controlled horror and a delicious spine-tingler--proof positive that this neglected genre, the ghost story, isn't dead after all.

Dune by Frank Herbert

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November's book was suggested by a few people, myself included, to commemorate the coming release (October 22nd!) of the Dune Movie. Even if you've already read this, I've found that it holds up to rereading as any classic should. With Thanksgiving being in the last week of November and this book being a longer, dense 500 pages we'll be meeting in the first Wednesday of December to give enough time; hopefully people will also be able to start in October, with a shorter book that month.

We'll try to meet again in the back room of the Nine Irish Brothers on Mass Ave, and I'll update this page if there are any updates.

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From Goodreads:

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for...

When House Atreides is betrayed, Paul is set on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined.

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The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

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