Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For October the library book club is reading a book from an author Publisher's Weekly calls a "master story teller and a daring writer" who gives his readers bright hope in a dark world. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz is a suspense filled, humorous story that follows the life of Jimmy Tock. Jimmy's grandfather died the day Jimmy was born and in his grandfather's last lucid minutes he predicted five future dates that would be difficult for Jimmy. The novel pits good against evil and exemplifies the power of love and family.

Tell us what you thought of the book. Did you enjoy the book? Why? Why not? How about the plot--did it pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? Did the actions of the characters seem plausible? Did the book end the way you expected?