Month: JUNE | Date: 6/25/17
Genre: COMEDY - TIE BREAKER
Book: GOOD OMENS: THE NICE AND ACCURATE PROPHECIES OF ANGES NUTTER, WITCH by TERRY PRATCHETT & NEIL GAIMAN
Hostess: Linda; at her home
Present: Linda 15%, Anna 15%, Christina H 100%, Misbah 50%, Christie Cuevas 0
Christie Cuevas – Welcome to your first meeting!!
Not Present: Stephanie 50%, Jonetta – to Chapter 4, Michele, Court, Christina F (Did not indicate online)
Some online discussion also.
Our June selection was the runner up for our humorous novel. Since there were several Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman fans among us, we all agreed on the selection! This end of the world, Armageddon story depicted the forces of Heaven and Hell anticipating a showdown battle to determine the fate of the world. With a cast of angels, devils, demons, goofy nuns, witches and mixed up babies, the story sounded fun!!
Sadly, only Christina H finished the book, and most didn’t really care for our selection. As mentioned online, it was definitely British humor and some of us just couldn’t get into the story. (Hence the low % read). Misbah described it as tongue in cheek humor, and did find it enjoyable.
Since only one of us at the meeting had finished it, Christina H. kindly gave us a quick synopsis. This was a good vs evil premise, with wacky nuns who mixed up babies at birth, causing the forces to “watch” the wrong baby. The angel and demon were to watch over the Antichrist, but due to the nuns error, watched the wrong baby growing up! There was an anticipated Armageddon coming and the forces of evil and followers knew they would prevail. They did not take into account the actual Antichrist was raised by good people. Sooooo….the outcome was unexpected by the forces of evil and relieved by the forces of good. The Antichrist stopped all of the fighting and basically told everyone to shape up!
After her synopsis, some of us thought we might try to finish it. At least the chapter “Saturday”, as Christina advised us it was the best!! (PS…also the longest part of the book – LoL).
Our selected book for July was revealed – “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared”, by Jonas Jonasson!! Our translated, foreign novel selection!
On to our next book selection for August…since the weather in Bakersfield has been hotter than Hades for the past few weeks, it was unanimously decided to mirror December selection method and chose a book based on our word choice of the moment – COLD!! We decided to look for books with the name cold, winter, snow, etc. in the title!
Several possibilities were looked up and discussed briefly. Watch for the poll!!
Next meeting is July 30, 2017 from -5 PM at Christina H’s Home. Event details to follow.