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BAM(Book-Article-Movie) Talk!

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

B.A.M. (Books, Articles, Movies) Talk! Where friends new and old come together for an enjoyable night of energetic conversation.

Our BAM Talk! group is an eclectic gathering of adults who get together on the 2nd Wed of the month sometimes on zoom, sometimes in person to chat about topics and titles. We’re very easy going. Whether you read/watch/listen to one or all the titles, you are welcome to join the fun and there are no pop quizzes!

In August, we’ll be talking about, The Bee Sting by Paul Murray. This is a great fictional saga about a family in a small Irish town shortly after the economic collapse of 2008. There’s drama and coverups aplenty. Even the title’s a lie. The story starts in the 2000’s but flashbacks to the mom and dad’s childhood and coming of age. Lots of dark humor and contemporary issues: LGBTQ, climate change, etc. 

Paul Murray author of ‘The Bee Sting’ | An Post Irish Book of The Year 2023 (youtube.com)

Here are two reviews. Make sure you stop the 2nd video at 3:54 if you haven’t read it yet. We’ll have lots to talk about in August – especially the ending!

Paul Murray – The Bee Sting. Booker 2023 Longlist (youtube.com)

My Theory About the Ending of The Bee Sting (youtube.com)  Spoiler Alert: stop at 3:54 until you’ve read the novel!

The Bee Sting is a long book – 680 pages. If you want something shorter but with some similarities or want to read them both, check out the suburban mystery suspense thriller: Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena. It’s a page turner!

Author Shari Lapena discusses her new book ‘Everyone Here is Lying’ (youtube.com)

Everyone here is Lying by Sari Lapena – Book Review (youtube.com)

Looking forward to seeing you in August! Whether you read or view the videos or articles, feel free to join us for some lively discussion.

Some months we will meet on Zoom only. Others we’ll go hybrid.

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