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Re: [The-Classics-Book-Club-of-the-North-Met­ro] meet time and book selection

From: Alice
Sent on: Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:27 PM
Hi back, Pat, et al,
I haven't read much Hemingway which is one of the reasons I'd like to. ?I ?need to expand my horizons a bit but, since I'm not nearly as well-read as you appear to be, that won't be difficult.

In regard to "Main Street," I read it when I was in my 20s and I related to it quite well. ?I had followed my then-husband to Red Wing, Minnesota, where he had a job and I had nothing and was pretty unhappy with small-town life. ?I don't know if I would care for the book today (but I do share a birthday with Sinclair Lewis.)

I am not a big science fiction reader but I have read "Fahrenheit 451," "Ender's Game," and a few others on the list. ?I'd be up for more books like those or any others that "grab" me. ?Like you, I see no point in slogging through a book just to say I've read it. ?Life is too short and there are too many other books waiting to be read.

I'll happily try anything people suggest. ?I'm really looking forward to this.


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Pat O'Regan <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi, Alice, et al:
I just have to respond...I'll keep it short.
I haven't read Hemingway's novels. His short stories ("A Clean Well-Lighted Place," "The Killers," "The Snows of Kilimajaro," etc.) put him securely among the great writers of the 20th century. Last year I had the great experience of reading "A Moveable Feast," about his life as a writer starting out (and almost starving) in Paris (the moveable feast, because you take it with you, the same no matter where).
I could be convinced to read a novel by Hemingway.

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