The next book club selection will be John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt. Copies available in the Library.
Friday, February 26, 2010
The Alexandria Campus Book club met on Friday 26 Feb to discuss Per Petersen's novel Out Stealing Horses.
Is the narrator a sympathetic character or someone hard to connect with? Does the novel have an inconclusive ending or is its ending, like life, simply an end and not a conclusion? Was the attention to detail tedious and repetitive or an engrossing slice of life? Has anyone ever read a Scandinavian novel that wasn't bleak?
These and other questions exercised 8 Alexandria faculty members who engaged with Sullivan's story of isolation, alientation and loss.