Earlier this week, the Atlanta chapter of the Midtown Review Book Club got together to discuss BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett.  Most of the group liked the book though a few were not so happy with the ending.  We had differing opinions on some of the characters and their motivations and somehow we ended up having some heated political debates.  You gotta love book club – get a bunch of intelligent, talkative people around a table with wine and you never know what you’re going to get!

This month, purposefully timed with the upcoming movie release, we have chosen THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson.  If you’ve already read it, great!  You are ahead of the game.  If not, now’s the time!!  In addition to our usual book club discussion we’re planning a movie night too!  For the details on the Atlanta gatherings, join our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/MidtownReview/.  (To start a Midtown Review meetup near you – click here: http://www.meetup.com/Midtown-Review-Book-Club/)

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book (in case you’ve been living in a cave!):

Stieg Larsson’s #1 bestselling mystery featuring Lisbeth Salander is now a major motion picture directed by David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, from Columbia Pictures/Sony. In theaters December 2011. The first volume in the Millennium Trilogy, and an international publishing sensation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

If you’re in Atlanta, we’d love to have you join us in person – but if you can’t feel free to comment here or on our Facebook page!