The Book Club

Writers need to be reading amazing dialogue. It takes me about a month-and-a-half to finish a book.

Want to read along with me?

After I finish a book, a friend and I will talk about it on my podcast The Dialogue Doctor.

If you decide to join me, shoot me an email and let me know – jffelkins@gmail.com.

Here are the books coming up:

OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Click here to find the book on Amazon.

NOVEMBER 15, 2020 – JANUARY 1, 2021

The Sun Also Rises is a classic example of Hemingway’s spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises is “an absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heartbreaking narrative…a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard, athletic prose” (The New York Times).

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