JP Men's Group Book Club

A Listmania! list by Daniel B. Reynolds "Dan Basil" (Brookline, MA; USA)
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The list author says: "I just wanted to put-up the list of books that have been, or are slated to be read by the Jamaica Plain Men's Group Book Club."
Fingerprints & Facelifts
1.  Fingerprints & Facelifts by Rick Copp
The list author says:
  "This was the February 2008 read, it was a light read and was well recieved by the group."
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What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Oprah's Book Club)
2.  What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Oprah's Book Club) by Pearl Cleage
The list author says:
  "This was the March 2008 selection, everyone enjoyed the book, but despite the deep topics presented by the author there was not a steady stream of discussion."
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Kiss of the Spider Woman
3.  Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
The list author says:
  "This was the April 2008 selection, the book was well recieved and led to one of the liveliest discussions this year."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
4.  Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by James Dickey
The list author says:
  "This was the May 2008 selection.  The book was seen as too violent by some members, but was otherwise well recieved."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Blankets
5.  Blankets by Craig Thompson
The list author says:
  "This was the June 2008 selection, it was greatly recieved and was an excellent choice for a Graphic Novel selection."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Charity Girl
6.  Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal
The list author says:
  "This was the July 2008 selection and was the local author selection, being that our group meets in the Boston Area.  It was received with a mediocre rating, but all agreed it was worth the read.  Discussion flowed well."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Nightcrawlers: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels)
7.  Nightcrawlers: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels) by Bill Pronzini
The list author says:
  "The August 2008 selection, This book was well received the author's portrayal of gay characters was well done, especially for an older straight male.  Great part of an even more interesting series."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
8.  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Annie Dillard
The list author says:
  "The September 2008 selection, This was the smallest turn-out, but discussion was good.  Possibly the religious references in the book turned some of our members away.  Too bad, because Dillard is a great read."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
9.  The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Jackson
The list author says:
  "Just in time for Halloween, the October 2008 selection, this book sparked talk of haunted houses, psychics (including Sylvia Browne) and our own experiences with the paranormal."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Death in Venice
10.  Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
The list author says:
  "This was the final read of the 2008 year (November), Traveling through the world of age, youthfulness, envy, intrigue, lust, and forbidden pleasure, it's a great read.  It was well received by the group and the different introductions and supplemental reading in various editions added new dimensions and sparked a desire to re-read the book."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

The Swimming-Pool Library
11.  The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
The list author says:
  "January 2009 read. The discussion was Ok, group turn-out was small."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Other Voices, Other Rooms (Modern Library)
12.  Other Voices, Other Rooms (Modern Library) by Truman Capote
The list author says:
  "February 2009 read. The group was quite animated talking about Capote, his works, and this read.  it was an enjoyable discussion for all.  Book was received OK, but discussion was great."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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The Screwtape Letters
13.  The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "March 2009 Read. Discussion was interesting and religion and views by different people and the concepts of good and bad and correctness were a delight."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,279 customer reviews)

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. (Lernmaterialien)
14.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. (Lernmaterialien) by Maya Angelou
The list author says:
  "April 2009 read. Including a discussion about the local rape crisis services was a small topic, issues of race and minority populations and cultural sensitivity from urban to rural settings were brought-up and discussed."
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My Big Fat Queer Life: The Best of Michael Thomas Ford
15.  My Big Fat Queer Life: The Best of Michael Thomas Ford by Michael Thomas Ford
The list author says:
  "May 2009 read.  A fun summer delight, and interesting collection of works."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Mahu Surfer: A Hawaiian Mystery (An Alyson Mystery)
16.  Mahu Surfer: A Hawaiian Mystery (An Alyson Mystery) by Neil S. Plakcy
The list author says:
  "June 2009 read.  This was by far one of the easier more light reading pieces, it was interesting that the book, though dropping place names was low on Hawaiian culture."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History
17.  Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman
The list author says:
  "July 2009 read. A fun look at different aspects of American History, by a great gay writer."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Malinche: A Novel
18.  Malinche: A Novel by Laura Esquivel
The list author says:
  "August 2009 read. Not well received by most club members, this book was still culturally interesting, yet seemed to be far too impregnated with the feminist points of view for some of the readers' likings."
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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Devil Wears Prada
19.  The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The list author says:
  "September 2009 read. Interesting discussion, especially around differences from book to movie, and in a rare showing of opinion, many preferred the film version of this piece over the book."
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Sacrament
20.  Sacrament by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "October 2009 read. A longer read than usually selected, but inspiring a good deal of discussion.  There were many threads never finished in the book, or parts later that didn't match with earlier descriptions or pieces of the story.  It was well recieved as a read for something new, but didn't spark a strong desire to read more of the author's works."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
21.  American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
The list author says:
  "November 2009 read. Amazingly well received and discussed, especially considering the fact that it is a non-fiction historical piece.  A great rad and highly recommended."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel
22.  Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by Andre Aciman
The list author says:
  "January 2010 read. A great read, well received by the group.  Good discussion."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Michael Tolliver Lives
23.  Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin
The list author says:
  "February 2010 read. Many interesting topics to chose from in a book that at first read seems superficial, but really delves into culture and human interaction."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
24.  In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The list author says:
  "March 2010 read. Popular today, is the question of food and diet, and this sparked great talk about the way we eat and what we eat."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (782 customer reviews)

The Carnivorous Lamb (Little Sister's Classics)
25.  The Carnivorous Lamb (Little Sister's Classics) by Agustin Gomez-Arcos
The list author says:
  "April 2010 read. Good discussion, book hits some interesting topics and has a very dark and somber feel throughout.  Good read though, but not necessarily a light enjoyable read."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Mirror Crack'd (Miss Marple Mysteries)
26.  The Mirror Crack'd (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "May 2010 read. A delightful conversation ensued about all things Agatha Christie, and the manner in which she portrays England and society."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Luna
27.  Luna by Julie Anne Peters
The list author says:
  "June 2010 read. Mixed reviews, with some lovers and some not so in love, but all in all a good read.  Some participants were put off by the transgender themes and gender themes and ideas in general presented in the book."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

Mawrdew Czgowchwz (New York Review Books Classics)
28.  Mawrdew Czgowchwz (New York Review Books Classics) by James McCourt
The list author says:
  "July 2010 read. Interesting discussion, and talk of Opera Queens.  Often getting away from the book and into daily life (interesting considering the absurdity of the book's plot)."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Mygale (City Lights Noir)
29.  Mygale (City Lights Noir) by Thierry Jonquet
The list author says:
  "August 2010 read. Short read, received well.  Interesting discussions."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Front Runner: A Novel
30.  The Front Runner: A Novel by Patricia Nell Warren
The list author says:
  "September 2010 read. A classic that seems to still speak to the readers today.  Very interesting and insightful discussions about society and the movement toward GLB rights."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
31.  We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Modern Classics) by Shirley Jackson
The list author says:
  "October 2010 read.  Interesting discussion and our second piece by Jackson in our list.  Discussion of her dark themes and her dark views on humanity and societal culture."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)

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Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage
32.  Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage by David Valdes Greenwood
The list author says:
  "November 2010 read.  Interesting, but light discussion.  Author is local so there was some discussion of places and towns from the book, light but nice."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
33.  Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo
The list author says:
  "The January 2011 read.  This book was requested and dealt with a local historical tragedy so was received well by the group.  Discussion was lively and there were a lot of historical references and modern parallels presented.  Many group members reminisced about an older Boston and the cultural enclaves that still show influence on the area and politics."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

I Was Born This Way: A Gay Preacher's Journey through Gospel Music, Disco Stardom, and a Ministry in Christ
34.  I Was Born This Way: A Gay Preacher's Journey through Gospel Music, Disco Stardom, and a Ministry in Christ by vocalist. Carl Bean
The list author says:
  "February 2011 read.  This book was interesting and gave a nice portrait of a time in history and for a Carl Bean's life.  Discussion was accented by musical sytlings of Carl Bean and Lady Gaga."
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Two Sisters
35.  Two Sisters by Gore Vidal
The list author says:
  "March 2011 read.  This was a dip back to a classic and an attempt at reading a piece that incorporated a play within the text.  It was recieved with mediocre review from the members, but is a classic writer in gay history."
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Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
36.  Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
The list author says:
  "April 2011 Selection."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (860 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

A Density of Souls
37.  A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
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  "May 2011 Selection."
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The Time Machine
38.  The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The list author says:
  "June 2011 Selection"
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1)
39.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "July 2011 Selection"
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Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
40.  Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
The list author says:
  "August 2011 Selection."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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