Bibliofemme Bookclub An Irish Bookclub

January 10, 2012

The Dice Man by Luke Reinhart

Filed under: Bookclub Books,Cult — The Artist @ 3:07 pm
Title: The Dice Man Author: Luke Rhinehart Genre: General Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins UK Release Date: 1999-01-01 Pages: 541 Meeting: Saturday 15th February 2003

A cult classic, read by many. Luke Reinhart both the name of the author and the protagonist of this story, is a man who is fed up of his life- he takes it upon himself to find a way out of his same, same, predictable, wife, job 2.blah children life. His solution? Dice life.

As Luke spins his home grown philosophies and psychological theories you find

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The Outsiders by S E Hinton

Filed under: Bookclub Books,Classics,Cult — The Techie @ 3:07 pm
Title: The Outsiders Author: S. E. Hinton Genre: Classics, Cult Publisher: Puffin HC Release Date: 2002-06-27 Pages: 218 Meeting: Friday 28th November 2002

I watched this film a thousand times as a teenager and had many a daydream that involved Ponyboy Curtis. So when it was my turn to pick a book it was an obvious choice. Written by S E Hinton when she was only 16, that knowledge in itself was enough to make me wonder at the abilities of others.

The Outsiders was written in 1967 and describes the world

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Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

Filed under: Bookclub Books,Classics,Cult — The Connoisseur @ 3:07 pm
Title: Pedro Páramo Author: Juan Rulfo Genre: Classics, Cult Release Date: 1994 Pages: 124 Meeting: Wednesday 7th October 2003

It has taken me some time to write the review of Pedro Paramo, and I still don’t know what to say. At this stage I can only be brief but feel this book deserves a couple of re-reads.

Juan Preciado, promises his dying mother that he will search for his father, Pedro Paramo. He then embarks on a journey to find the town of Comala, somewhere in

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Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

Filed under: Bookclub Books,Cult — The Writer @ 3:07 pm
Title: Atomised Author: Michel Houellebecq Genre: Cult Publisher: Random House Release Date: 2001 Pages: 379

Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by contrast, is a libertine, though more in theory than in practice, his endless lust is all too rarely reciprocated. Both are in their

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How the Light Gets In by MJ Hyland

Filed under: Book Reviews,Cult,General Fiction — The DJ @ 12:55 pm
Title: How the Light Gets in Author: M. J. Hyland Genre: Australians Publisher: Walker Release Date: Jun 1 2011 Pages: 329

In many of the best books with a precocious teen protagonist, the hero/ine tries to figure out who they are and get away from where they come from. Lou Connors doesn’t have to do either – she knows very well who she is and has already succeeded in making it to the USA, at least for a summer as an exchange student. Leaving behind her sedentary

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