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A Fraction Of The Whole – By Steve Toltz

The last book we “read” was “A Fraction of the Whole” by Steve Toltz. This book was (Aussie) Steve’s first novel and was short-listed for The 2008 Man Booker prize. The Sunday Telegraph said: “Exhilarating. Don’t be daunted by the length of the book – it never flags and at no stage feels overwritten … […]

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The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” was probably one of the most successful meetings in my enormous 3 book club meeting history. Even though the actual discussion probably took up about 45 minutes of the 3 or so hours we were there, it was a good 45 mins with some searching questions and […]

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My Name Is Red – Orhan Pamuk

The first book your loving moderator read with the Book Club was “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk. This was the general idea: “In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day […]

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