TEC ~ Week 4+, Chapters 21 – 27 (Or Death by Character Development)

October 16, 2007 at 3:58 am | Posted in Book Club, Claire Messud, Our Next Book, TEC Week 4, The Emperor's Children | 1 Comment
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  1. Marina might get a job with the Australian’s publication.
  2. Danielle still doesn’t know what she wants with Marina’s father or the Australian.
  3. Murray Thwaite’s writer’s block is just as bad as Marina’s. He is trying to get into Danielle’s pants as slickly as possible.
  4. Bootie is now Murray’s secretary.

Is it in poor taste to hope that September 11, 2001 comes quickly in this book? That way, at least something will be forced to happen. I thought that there was over much character development in The Way the Crow Flies, but 1) it was somewhat interesting character development and 2) it didn’t take half the damn book for the plot to get into high gear.

I demand that only interesting books with some humor in them be suggested for the next book. Do you hear that, Literatehousewife?

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Two Weeks and Counting

August 27, 2007 at 3:08 am | Posted in Book Club, Claire Messud, Our Next Book, The Emperor's Children | 2 Comments

The Literate Housewives seem to be happy to be finished with our book club’s virgin (yeah, right!) voyage.  Just because we’ve collectively destroyed at least 3 copies of Perfect Match doesn’t mean we’re down for the count. On Monday, September 10, we will begin our next book:

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The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud

Please join us!

Next Up…

August 13, 2007 at 11:25 am | Posted in Book Club, Our Next Book, The Emperor's Children | 2 Comments

The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud

 When would you like to start?  September 10? 17?  I’ll go with the majority.

It’s Never Too Early to Plan Ahead

August 2, 2007 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Book Club, Our Next Book | 8 Comments

Does anyone have any good suggestions for next time? 

A suggestion that I have is The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud.  I’ve been hearing so much about it.  This last week’s issue of People magazine said that it is “unputdownable.”  NPR gave this novel exceptionally glowing reviews.

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