A Monster Calls


Our next selection is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This is a young adult novel recommended by Anja, and it looks to be a great read. We will next meet January 26, 8:30 pm at Anja’s house in Salt Lake City. Call or email me for her address. We will be tasting dark chocolate that night, so bring a bar or two to share. The following have good selections of dark chocolate.

Provo/Orem area: Harmon’s on 800 North, Taste on University Ave.

Salt Lake Valley:  Liberty Heights Fresh in Sugarhouse, Pirate O’s in Draper, Trader Joe’s in Salt Lake, Whole Foods in Sugarhouse.

We had a great time Tuesday talking literature and eating butter. The favorites were all over the place, but the top three were probably Amish roll butter, Plugra, and Kerrygold. Thanks to Debra for providing the delicious bread.

Here is the description of the book from Amazon:

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

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