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March
Suspense Central Selections for
2018

*2018 selections for Suspense Central are
listed below by month.  If you have difficulty
seeing a title and/or author, all selections are
listed on our Yahoo site and our meetup site.
Recaps, comments
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
Monday, M
arch 12, 2018 - 8p
Panera Bread,
Radburn Shopping Center, 23-02 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
*please note location for March


This group meets on the second Monday of each month to discuss a specific mystery,
suspense or intrigue novel. Join Moderator Aurelia Long as we discuss the month's featured
selection.

*The 2018 line-up of titles can be found below, after the recaps/comments.

Martians Abroad: A Novel

Polly Newton has one single-minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. Her
mother, the Director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly's plans when she sends Polly and her
genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth. Homesick and cut off from her
plans for her future, Polly cannot seem to fit into life on Earth. Strange, unexplained,
dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates begin piling up. Charles
may be right―there's more going on than would appear, and the stakes are high. With the
help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.
August
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
1/8/18 recap

AM
Interesting and in-depth discussion.  Gulliver's Travels years ago.  It was interesting that all who had
re-read the book for Suspense Central said they only recalled certain aspects of the book and had
completely forgotten others.  Jeni expressed that the various cartoons focusing on only the Lilliputs
may have something to do with that.  Jeni found Swift's writing to be ponderous and did not enjoy the
book second go 'round.  Kathleen enjoyed the same things this read she did from her first read.  Chris
felt many things in the book were "beyond" him and felt that lessened his enjoyment.  Overall, the
book received solid scores (7-8 out of 10) but wasn't a favorite.
The Reiver's by William Faulkner
2/12/18 recap

Chris H

We completed our tie-in with TSF! by discussing The Reivers by William Faulkner. Generally it was felt
that the movie trimmed the book a bit, creating a better flow. Being the last book the author wrote, it
was a bit more accessible than his previous writings. The book was published in June 1962; the author
died the very next month. A general 'B' grade seemed to be the consensus.