The Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library is hosting a Book Club!
For our next meeting, we will be comparing and contrasting two books-one from a more contemporary writer and another who is a long standing author.
Our first book is Hell Made Easy by Lisa Boero.
Good help is hard to find these days, even for someone as powerful as the horned and hooved, gloriously evil, master of the universe Mephistopheles. Having gone to the trouble of writing a manual on how to serve the Dark Lord in everyday life, one would assume the business of lost souls would be booming. From catchy motivational statements like “Own the horns,” to clear-cut, easy-to-follow instructions such as “Men should be clean-shaven so as not to appear to have evil intentions,” to wise insights: “Ignore the big picture. The Devil is always in the details,” the guide should ensure no souls slip through the cracks. So what happened to that damned attorney Clyde after he died?
The second book is the Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny.
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.
But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.
And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. --From Amazon
Our discussion meeting will be Tuesday, February 23 at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.