July 2019: Club Read – Avenue of Mysteries

John Irving. Love (most of of his novels) Irving! The Suicide By Everest Book Club executive committee met on Sunday, June 30th and determined that Avenue of Mysteries will be the first book that we will read and discuss as a group.

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1 thought on “July 2019: Club Read – Avenue of Mysteries

  1. Chapter 1 – Lost Children. (No spoilers). Ahhhhhhh. It’s good to be reading some John Irving again. This book has a familiar pace, and you can tell (feel?) that it’s an Irving book.
    – The first paragraph made me a little concerned that this was going to turn into a liberal political statement about US immigration policy. I am now half way through Chapter 2, and it seems that it is not. (whew!)
    – Another Irving novel and another doctor. Irving likes to add a doctor character in his novels.
    – Similar to my book, Suicide By Everest, in that it jumps back and forth between the present and the past (Fragmented narrative). Chapter 1 also begins with the end, and I assume the rest of the novel will answer the questions as to how the main character got to this point in his life.

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