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The next selection for FBC is Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.  We're all a bit concerned that Rushdie's writing style may be very difficult to get through, but we're willing to give it a shot.  Since the book is fairly long, no meeting date has yet been set.
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The Fancy Book Club selection for August 2006 is Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Discussion Highlights:
*Although the group had strong opinions as to which story was "true," we concluded that it doesn't matter which story is true because each conveys the same message.
*We discussed the possible symbolism of each animal representing each of Pi's three religions.
*We discussed the idea that Pi himself was both the tiger (a human's animal instinct) and himself (the religious, hopeful side), and that by making offerings of food to the tiger, Pi was honing his animal survival instinct.
*We all agreed that the movie adaptation of this can't possibly be as good as the book but that we'll all see it anyway, and that the margaritas at Guajillo are delicious even if the service sucks.
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The Fancy Book Club selection for July 2006 is In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer.

Discussion Highlights:
*In general, none of us felt that we really "got it."
*We were sure that the book was filled with symbolism (like the various pipes), but no one could explain what the symbolism meant.
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The Fancy Book Club selection for June 2006 is God-Shaped Hole by Tiffani DeBartolo.

Discussion Highlights:
*We felt the book was very predictable.
*Several people found the main character annoying.
*The idea of accident vs. suicide was debated.
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