In The First Circle Bookclub!
Last week, we decided that we needed to take a week off to let everyone catch up to Chapter 48 – The Double Agent (Chapter 43, in the Red Version).
In searching for various treatments of The First Circle, I really, really wanted to find a movie trailer for the 1991 versionbut my google-fu is either weak or there just isn’t one out there… which is too bad because, seriously, look at that cast list! Robert Powell (one of the great Jesuses), Christopher Plummer, F. Murray Abraham as Uncle Joe Himself. And the narrator? Some dude named Aleksandr Solzhenisyn! Alas, I was only able to find this little scene from Chapter 40 – A Rendezvous (Chapter 37 – The Visit). (Check it out after the cut.)
You, yes you! What did you think? What scenes, phrases, thoughts stuck out for you?
For next week, we’re going to be reading from Chapter 49 Life Is Not a Novel (Chapter 44 Life Is No Love Story) to Chapter 65 A Duel Not by the Rules (Chapter 60 A Duel Not According To The Rules). It looks like this section contains none of the contraband chapters.