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ScribblingMum
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Question  Posted: 8:50 AM, November 17th (Thursday)

Anyone read this? I know it's supposed to be interesting, but pretty disturbing...


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smith
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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, November 17th (Thursday)

It's a good read but very disturbing at parts.

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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, November 21st (Monday)

What is it about? I'm responsible for choosing the book for my February book club and I'm starting to keep my eyes open because I have no clue what to choose!


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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, November 21st (Monday)

I read this a couple of years ago. It's a dystopia story about a sudden pandemic of blindness striking a population, and the resulting treatment of those it strikes. Many parallels to World War II.

I liked it, but found it very intense. It would be a good book for the right book club, not so much for a group that doesn't like to tackle symbolism or intense subjects.


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ScribblingMum
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Default  Posted: 12:13 AM, November 22nd (Tuesday)

It's pretty disturbing from what I understand...I wouldn't pick it for MY bookclub--


~ScribblingMum~
D-D 1: 12/23/06 - Porn (dd bust him on-line)
D-D 2: 4-25-08 - Massage P.'s(new act. in pretend recov.)
D-D 3:9-9-08 Caught call m. girl
D-Day 4: 6/30/09 -: free MP g.f./prost.
D-Day 5: 1-10-10: new mp prost's.
~DONE!


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