ONBC Tidbits - Waiting for the Barbarians

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Unread post by fireflydances » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:58 am

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I am pleased to announce that Waiting for the Barbarians tidbits begin Monday, July 8th. Whether you have read the book or not, please join us and read along as we impatiently wait for a release date with more information than - sometime in 2020!
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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:12 pm

:girlwave2:

My library just got the book in and I checked it out today.
What timing!!! :omg: :noodlemantra:

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Unread post by fireflydances » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:12 pm

SnoopyDances wrote::girlwave2:

My library just got the book in and I checked it out today.
What timing!!! :omg: :noodlemantra:
That is fabulous timing! It's not a long read, although it is a read that you can take your time with. I took a number of weeks and I am glad I did. Kind of filtered into my head that way.

Looking forward to the discussion!
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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:26 pm

fireflydances wrote:
SnoopyDances wrote::girlwave2:

My library just got the book in and I checked it out today.
What timing!!! :omg: :noodlemantra:
That is fabulous timing! It's not a long read, although it is a read that you can take your time with. I took a number of weeks and I am glad I did. Kind of filtered into my head that way.

Looking forward to the discussion!
Yes, I checked it out for 4 weeks, instead of the usual two. Should be a fun ride!

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Unread post by lizbet » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Am late to “this party” but want to read ahead of seeing the movie - no spoilers please 😃😉 just some indication of how intense or violent Barbarians is - thanks.

Looks like Amazon can get me 🇨🇦 gently used copy over the weekend - how many times can I watch the trailer before the doorbell rings 🤣😂 Feels good to be back.
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Unread post by fireflydances » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:46 pm

Unfortunately we read the book last summer/fall, but you are more than welcome to read through the tidbits (articles) and the questions we asked.

With regard to intensity/violence, we don't know how closely the movie follows the book. It is an intense read, unforgettable. And I would highly recommend it.

Can't wait to see the film.
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Unread post by lizbet » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:31 pm

Thanks - saw the year difference - glad the topics all still up - will work my way through them -
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