Wednesday, August 26, 2020

September Read-along

I read about this read-along posted by Ti on Book Chatter and decided to order a copy of the book; it's a fairly short book and, I like the 1930s vibe as well. You can find more information about the read-along here: Wuthering Expectations.
Here's an overview of Appointment in Samarra:
One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.

Brimming with wealth and privilege, jealousy and infidelity, O’Hara’s iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dream—and a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer.

Interested in reading something a bit different, why not join in?


  1. Very interesting, we've never read that one.

  2. I wish Ti had started this readalong in 2018. I had a beautiful copy of this book, and it had sat on my shelf for a couple of years before I finally got around to reading it then. This would be a good audiobook, I think, as the author writes beautifully. I'm eager to see what you think.

  3. Oh good!! Happy to have you reading with us.

  4. Oh, my, I read this so many years ago that most of it has faded from my memory. But my recollections are all positive. I think you are in for an interesting "appointment."

  5. I have read quite a bit of John O'Hara but not this one.

  6. I haven't read it yet ... I might check it out for Sept. thanks!


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