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Old 3rd Jun 2008, 15:55   #11
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I included a "From the top" note in my last pictorial montage of selections... so apologies to all if this wasn't clear here.
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For clarity then:

July 08: Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Aug 08: Philip Roth, The Professor of Desire

Sep 08: Patrick Hamilton, Hangover Square

Oct 08: John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Nov 08: Ian McEwan, Black Dogs

Dec 08: Carson McCullers, Reflections in a Golden Eye
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I keep hoping the book club selection will be whatever I'm reading right now. No luck so far.

I really like that Black Dogs cover. It's very similar to the current American edition:

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I really like the six selections. Four of those have been on my To-Read list for the longest time and I never found the time/excuse to actually read them. Two of those, I never heard of and I like a little mystery and randomness in my reading choices.
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Which are the two, SeoulMan?
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Which are the two, SeoulMan?
Roth's "The Professor of Desire" and McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye." I'm not much of a Roth reader, hence the unfamiliarity. I have his "Portnoy's Complaint" on my To-Read list, however. I've never even heard of McCullers.
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Oh that's interesting; I'd thought it might be the Hamilton.

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I've never even heard of McCullers
You might have heard of a couple of her other books though? The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter are her most well known.
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Right. So, a woman, then?
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The film of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is well-known for its (less than favourable, I think) depiction of deafness.
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I have never heard of Carson McCullers either, although The Heart is a Lonely Hunter sounds vaguely familiar.
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