Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brown Bag Book Club Rocket Boys Recap!


On March 18th Naomi Aronoff, Margaret Cervantes, Peggy Wilcoxen, Evelyn Perales, Irene M. Lane, Patrice Samko, Laura Brownell, Irene Petithomme and Jody Hidey of the Brown Baggers had a lively discussion of Rocket Boys.

While everyone enjoyed the movie, October Sky, we all agreed that the book was better. We felt the characters had more depth in the book. We had a good debate about Homer, Sr. Half of us liked him and those who didn’t gave some good arguments. The book reminded us of our own growing-up-years – some of us in small towns like Coalwood and some of us in an urban environment. Many of the issues were the same nonetheless.

We all liked the book very much and we encourage everyone in Burbank to read it and talk about it.

Thanks to Jody for the recap!

Join the Brown Bag Book Club on April 15 [alway the 3rd Tuesday of the month] at 12 noon when they will discuss People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks

[I further checked with the Brown Baggers and was very disappointed to find that no swapping of lunch items occurred.]

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