Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Scones bring out the controversy – 9/23/06 September 19, 2006

Filed under: The Kite Runner — antof9 @ 12:08 am

Another great week of conversation, but sadly TKR comes to an end.

 – Can we imply our own definitions of redemption into a book?

 – Did Baba get redemption?

 – Was the ending satisfying?

Next week we are starting the Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse and are meeting at Common Grounds @ 10:30. Read through Chapter 3.,+CO&radius=0.0&cid=39739167,-104984167,5735336650228745189&li=lmd&z=14&t=m

Also remember to send me your book suggestions along with a short synopsis of the book. You can email it or give it to me.


Redemption, Really – 9/16/2006 September 14, 2006

Filed under: The Kite Runner — antof9 @ 8:52 pm

Sorry about my tardiness, it’s just been one of those weeks. Don’t forget to start bringing in book suggestions. We will be voting in just 3 weeks.

 – The theme of infertility in the book, not just among people but also of the land even in their lives.

 – Why Ali keep Hassan? Out of loyalty, sense of honor, his own inability to procreate?

This is the last week of The Kite Runner and I want everyone to really think about redemption this week. Did Amir really redeem himself? Did he need to? Think about it bring your thoughts. We will be meeting a the House of Commons @ 10:30. Bring money for their delicious scones!


Do You Know Jeff Buckley? 9/9/06 September 7, 2006

Filed under: The Kite Runner — antof9 @ 4:07 am

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! We started the Kite Runner last Saturday which prompted some great conversations. We actually sounded like a real book club!

– Comparison of the choices made between Anna and Amir. Tolstoy almost backs Anna’s character into a corner during pivotal decisions, whereas Amir is given many options to change his decision to ignore the rape of Hassan.

 – The father/son dynamic. Does Baba really blame Amir for the death of his wife, or is it just in Amir’s mind?

 – More comparisons between Anna Karenina and the Kite Runner both socially and culturally.

 – Blame the circumstances or choices?

Read through chapter 20. We will be meeting at Stella’s,+denver,+co&spn=0.027608,0.061644&hl=en


9/2/06 – Happy Labor Day Weekend! August 29, 2006

Filed under: The Kite Runner — antof9 @ 1:11 am

So attendance was a little low last week and Sam was pretty upset because he had a lot of stuff to talk about. (Sam if you want your own post let me know!) But AK came to a conclusion. It really is a good book to read and I would recommend it.

Next week we start Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. Read through Chapter 10. We will meet at Aviano’s.