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The Actual Book Club

Discussion in 'Book club' started by peggylu, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I have to say that I don't particularly like the book, but I do like Stephen King; it's just too topical :( -- oh, well, will finish it by the 25th.:eek:
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  2. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    @sabrinakat - I share your :eek:thoughts on that topicality. When we all discuss it in more detail- the event in the final chapters are just so like a not too long ago UK occurrence too.

    But, look at the date of publication - 2014. Also in an interview with Parade, published May 26, 2013, King confirmed that the novel was "more or less" completed-

    These pre-date the events I think we're both referring to, which begs the question, was it where the ideas behind the various topical events came from. Horrific if so.

    Can't wait to see what others think on the point you make about topicality on the 25th, regardless of whether they enjoyed the book/story/characters or not.

    Glad you're sticking with it to the end. I find that hard to do too when I don't like the book, so your commitment to the book club is duly noted. :)
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  3. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Read. :)
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  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Finished last night :)
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  5. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

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  6. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Hope everyone's also thinking up a possible next book to suggest too. I won't be suggesting a title as I chose the book this time.
  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'm also reading a Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England?
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I've decided I'll join in with the next book (unless work gets insane) ...
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  9. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Oohhh. History. Love history.
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  10. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    That's brilliant, the more new title suggestions and opinions we get the better. :)

    I'm worrying about work getting in the way of reading too, my book consumption rate plummets in term time. :(
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  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Stupid work getting in the way of important stuff.
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  12. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter


    I know you're only joking but I am increasingly thinking exactly this and completely seriously.

    I think I am probably entering my last year as a full time teacher this September. I'm starting to very much resent the hours required to the job properly.

    More time to spend reading is a definite incentive.
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  13. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Couple of book review links below about the book, Mr Mercedes. Just for us to have a look at (only if you want to) before we chat about it this Friday.

    Also, do people want me to provide some book club style discussion questions for us to consider or are we going more for casual free-flow chat. I'm happy with either method.



    Just found out it's been made into a tv series in America. Don't think it's released in UK yet though.

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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well there's your mistake then...:D

    Edit: Ah my underlining doesn't show.
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  15. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    I think I can guess which bit you underlined. :p
  16. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Last reading day Thursday - how fast did that come around? (oh and it's GCSE results day too :eek: - all the best for that to everyone who is affected - I'm strangely ambivalent about it all this year tbh).

    Anyhoo, all meet back here whenever you can make it Friday & throughout the weekend to chat about Mr Mercedes and to suggest some new titles.

    Virtual wine and cakes available throughout of course :)


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  17. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    Still reading, enjoying so far, will have a binge session tomorrow! I thought it would make a good film so interesting to see the trailers.

    Love the cupcakes.
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  18. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I think my fav Brendan Gleeson is in the show/movie?
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  19. Motherofchikkins

    Motherofchikkins Star commenter

    Sorry @peggylu. I'm not even half way through. I started a new job this week :D:D:D but has left me no time for reading. Will try and finish it tomorrow (Saturday for me) and catch the tail end of the discussion. And will try and post pictures of your namesake chook :) x
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  20. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    Just to say I will be contributing tomorrow with a massive hangover. I've been celebrating our results not being as bad as I thought they'd be and now I'm quite tiddled.

    So if my responses are just a series of gggggb6jj;(nkbd then forgive me.
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