Bixby Knolls Literary Society Reading A Mass For The Dead
2009-05-18 · By Editor
The Bixby Knolls Literary Society will meet again Wednesday, June 1o at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Avenue. The book club selection for June is A Mass for the Dead by William Gibson.
Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue and on Burlinghall. Refreshments will be provided.
Reviews for A Mass for the Dead by William Gibson:
“This superb chronicle is the author’s lovingly crafted memoir of his family. Although structured around a requiem mass, the book becomes a universal meditation on love, marriage, family, and death. I did not want this book to end. It is a book to be cherished and read many times.”
“Gibson’s evocative reminiscence of his parents and the hope for his children is woven with a masterful command of the English language. To really appreciate the descriptive language used by Gibson a second reading is recommended. While the book, as suggested by the title, is a paen to his parents and the generations of humanity that lived and died before us, it is also an uplifting declaration about the future and our children. Very highly recommended.”
“This book was recommended by a friend poet/author as a ‘good read.’ I bought the book and thought I would read it as a summer book. But, the first 5 pages hooked me and I devoured this book in a few days, the last of which were at the local Starbucks where I wept tears of joy and sorrow as I felt the passion of Gibsons understanding of his family and the meaning of family. And, I don’t cry often. Buy it and give it to everyone you know!”
Contact Blair Cohn with comments or suggestions for the Bixby Knolls Literary Society. Visit www.bixbyknollsinfo.com for more details.