Grilled corn, crema Mexicana and cilantro crostini
On to the book, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book scored a perfect 7, to the decimal. Big points for the entertainment and shock value. This story kept reinventing itself with unexpected plot twists up until the last page. Part One set up Nick and Amy's characters: him, the hunky, flirty New York party guy, her, the sappy, frail wife who would take solace in her diary when Nick bailed on their wedding anniversary to hang with his guy friends. Some even thought that the book got off to a slow start. It was hard to tell what was going on or what to make of Nick's behavior in the wake of Amy disappearing. After all, is there a "right way" to act when one's spouse may have been murdered? Part Two addressed the question of whether there's a "right way" to act 100% psycho? Apparently there is. As the story unfolded, all the expectations from the beginning were turned upside down. Part Three dealt with what happens to a totally creepy high school ex-boyfriend who thinks he can control the psycho. Oops. Whether this was great literature is debatable (not really), but it certainly was a fun summer read that didn't require too much discussion and left us ample opportunity for our other favorite BC pastimes, namely eating and trying on jewelry!
Tomorrow's meeting is at Logan's Run's house, and we are reading (hopefully have read) Open City by Teju Cole. If you haven't gotten to page 75, you don't know what you're missing! Bring your LOD suggestions! xoej
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Ah, yes, now that's more like it.