What are we reading now?
The Black Cat by Martha Grimes
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: a novella and three stories by Truman Capote
Espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates to this day. Conceived as one of Graham Greene’s ‘entertainments,’ it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.
It’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly ‘top banana in the shock department’, and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.
This edition also contains three stories: ‘House of Flowers’, ‘A Diamond Guitar’ and ‘A Christmas Memory’.
The meeting will be on Friday November 8 at 6:30 pm at the Library Mestra Maria Antònia, Torredembarra.
The meeting will be on Friday October 25th at 6 pm at the Library Ventura Gassol, Calafell.
The meeting will be on Saturday October 19th at 11:30 pm at the Library Marta Mata, Cunit.