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Members NIS 20
Non-members NIS 25  Price includes refreshments

Talking About Books 

4.00pm Tuesday 30 January
Graham Greene, a great literary giant of the twentieth century, wrote this masterpiece Brighton Rock in 1938. It’s a murder thriller as well as a classic study of good and evil. (Greene, a Catholic convert, explores the concept of eternal damnation.) The book exposes the murky world behind Brighton’s pre-war tourist attractions: brutal gangland with its menace and blackmail.
The plot centers on the criminal life of 17–year old Pinkie Brown (portrayed by a young Richard Attenborough in the original 1947 film).
Two women form counterparts in the action: Pinkie’s innocent and vulnerable young girlfriend, Rose, and generously proportioned, mature, good-hearted Ida who struggles to save her from a terrible fate. Greene gives us a huge amount to discuss and argue about here – class consciousness, a scathing critique of popular culture, a study of the criminal mind. Most of all, we will examine his brilliant skills as a master storyteller.
As with all our book choices, a copy is available from the Gura Family Memorial Library but you might also enjoy reading it on your iPad or Kindle. Our Talking about Books group is led by Judy Frankel and you’re welcome to come whether or not you’ve read the book. There’s no book club membership but please let us know if you would like to be on the Talking About Books mailing list.


COMING UP (all meetings begin at 4.00pm):
Tuesday 27 February
Exposure Helen Dunmore

Tuesday 24 April
The Tobacconist Robert Seethaler

Tuesday 29 May
The Children Act Ian McEwan

Tuesday 26 June
A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles

 

 

 

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