The Echo - Discussion open on the whole book

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The Echo - Discussion open on the whole book

Postby cushty » Fri May 02, 2008 9:36 pm

the majority of readers have chosen 'The Echo' by Minette Walters as our first reading group book, so I hereby declare the thread officially open

PLEASE PLEASE

only general comments which do not reveal any plot details until I amend the thread title to open up debate on first 6 chapters
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Re: The Echo

Postby ashbrooke » Fri May 02, 2008 10:05 pm

cushty, I have searched the house for my copy of ''The Echo' and can't find it. I can only think it has been abducted by one of my family.
I will try and get a copy next week.
Even though I've read the book, I don't remember enough to join in the initial discussion until I begin reading it again.
How can a paperback disappear?
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Fri May 02, 2008 10:06 pm

well if someone you know joins in the discussion you will have a good idea :D
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Re: The Echo

Postby mrsgaz » Sat May 03, 2008 11:49 am

Just ordered mine from the library so will be collecting it on Tuesday.

How long do we have to read it and when do we discuss?
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Sat May 03, 2008 1:19 pm

keep an eye on the title of this thread - I will amend when I think people have had long enough to read first 6 chapters

(I haven't started myself yet!)
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Re: The Echo

Postby nurgis » Sun May 04, 2008 5:20 pm

:study: :study: :study: :study: :study: :D
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Re: The Echo

Postby Torti » Fri May 09, 2008 1:39 am

After fetching The Echo home from the library, I've absolutely devoured the first six chapters and made some notes to myself about things I am going to be watching for as I progress through the book.

Now, for a quick re-read and some more notes on characters, plot, sub-plot, symbolism, etc.
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Re: The Echo

Postby nurgis » Fri May 09, 2008 2:51 pm

I am totally hooked on this book. Was not quite sure after the first chapter but
the story creeps upon you and keeps you there. Very different from what I have read before.
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Fri May 09, 2008 3:54 pm

nurgis, that's why they call the genre thrillers

Torti, you shame me - such organization and application :oops: :oops:
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Re: The Echo

Postby Romeo'sJuliet » Fri May 09, 2008 5:11 pm

Ever since I've found the 3A I've stopped reading books :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Till I behold him - dead -
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Re: The Echo

Postby nurgis » Fri May 09, 2008 5:23 pm

cushty wrote:nurgis, that's why they call the genre thrillers

Torti, you shame me - such organization and application :oops: :oops:


New word for me today "genre". Looked it up :wink:
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Re: The Echo

Postby Torti » Fri May 09, 2008 6:02 pm

cushty wrote:nurgis, that's why they call the genre thrillers

Torti, you shame me - such organization and application :oops: :oops:


Sorry, cushty, not really organization and application; rather habit. I may be 68 but I still audit upper level graduate school courses at my local university (I'm over 60, so it's tuition free, but non-credit). I find many of the lectures fascinating, no matter what the subject, and I make it a point to read and outline the reading assignments before class. You can tell quickly how closely the instructor is following the text and it makes it easier to keep track of changes and updates.
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Fri May 09, 2008 6:28 pm

just to add to your pleasure, when 'The Echo' was turned into a TV drama, the delectable Clive Owen played Deacon

so you can picture him as you read :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Fri May 09, 2008 6:32 pm

Romeo'sJuliet wrote:Ever since I've found the 3A I've stopped reading books :oops: :oops: :oops:



you're not alone - but this reading group will hopefully get us back to the real fictional world, if you know what I mean :)
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Re: The Echo

Postby cushty » Fri May 09, 2008 8:23 pm

Sophie wrote:
Romeo'sJuliet wrote:Ever since I've found the 3A I've stopped reading books :oops: :oops: :oops:
yes I also found it interrupts everything else I have planned ... :)
I'm not sure if I'm going to read The Echo - the library didn't have it - but if I lay my hands on a copy in the next day or two I may join in. I'll probably follow the discussion to see how the reading group works and then maybe join in the next time, if noone minds?


timing is't that important, Sophie

once I have amended this thread title to start the discussion, just keep away from it

it will still be here with our discussion on it when you are ready, even if that is weeks away - that is why a reading group should work better on a forum than in the flesh ( though no drinkies to help the discussion :(
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