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The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
Thursday, A
ugust 24, 2017 - 8pm
Panera
770 Rt.17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652

This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works
of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and
related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the
classics.

*For the complete list of titles for 2017 scroll below event recap.  You will find all
12 bookcovers/titles.

Batman: The Killing Joke is a 1988 DC Comics one-shot graphic novel featuring
the characters Batman and the Joker written by Alan Moore and illustrated by
Brian Bolland. The Killing Joke provides an origin story for the supervillain the
Joker, loosely adapted from the 1951 story arc "The Man Behind the Red Hood!".


Perfect summer read - fast read, action, and did we mention short, fast read!
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Modern Masters Selections for 2017
Recaps & comments
Made to Kill by Adam Christopher
6/22/17 recap

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher was our selection to represent June's theme of Ghost in the Machine. A couple of years
ago we had read Empire State by the same author. It was well received, so we looked forward to Made to Kill.  Made to
Kill was about the last robot who happens to be a hit man (machine). Our moderator had read almost everything by
Christopher and noted the diversity in his works. The general consensus was that Empire State was a 'B+' rating while
Made to Kill warranted a 'B' - still good, just not as involving. Lively discussion.
(Chris H)
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
7/27/17 recap

Our choice for the month, The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu, went over very well. Everyone enjoyed the story of aliens using
humans as "host" bodies.  Main character Tao was a favorite. The story has a little of everything:  humor, action,
romance.  The sequels in the trilogy, The Deaths of Tao & The Rebirths of Tao, were either already read or are desired to
be read by attendees. It's even more surprising in that The Lives of Tao was a debut novel. Interesting and fun
discussion. (Chris H)