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    Default EoFF Book Club - September - The Man on Platform Five



    The Man on Platform Five by Robert Llewellyn
    September


    And now for something completely different.

    After the often harsh memoir of a family in extreme poverty, we now go into something rather more comical (I think?). This is Bubba's suggestion for this month so I hope you all enjoy it!

    The Blurb

    Quote Originally Posted by Goodreads
    Two posh girls, Gresham and Eupheme, are sitting on a train at Milton Keynes station when they see a trainspotter: a pathetic, badly-dressed saddo with a terrible haircut and a worse anorak. The two are half-sisters and have always fought: now their argument rages over the trainspotter. Is he doomed to eternal nerdiness or could he be taught to appreciate the finer things in life? Eupheme bets he can: in time for Gresham's engagement party she will have transformed him into a man that her sister would want to sleep with.



    Where to find a copy

    - Try your local library first of all. Nothing beats free reading!
    - If they don't have a physical copy, check to see if they have a digital library and see if they have a eBook or eAudiobook.
    - If that fails, check used book shops or used book websites online. You can often get a good deal. You could also use eReaders and apps to check their prices, like Kindle or Kobo.

    Discussion

    Unlike regular book groups, I'll keep this thread open for discussion throughout the month for people to post first impressions and ongoing thoughts about the story.

    Obviously, put such talk in spoiler tags. At the end of the month (I'm going to set a date for the 29th September), discussion no longer needs to be put in tags. Think of that date as the time we would meet up normally if this was a physical book club.

    Anyway, I hope you all manage to find a copy. This book might be more challenging to find compared to the The Glass Castle.

    If someone's really struggling, post about it and I'll see what I can do.

    Book Order

    Book Order

    Jinx - August - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    Bubba - September - The Man on Platform Five by Robert Llewellyn
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    Karifean
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    Freya
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    There are no eBooks so it's physical copy or bust.

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    Okay so my library has exactly one copy, held at its County Store, so that's my (and Mr. Carny's) copy sorted.

    I was checking on Amazon and there are some used copies from $2.07 or from 0.01, depending on which country you're viewing from. A cursory look at my library's ebook service makes it very clear it isn't on there. My Kobo app doesn't register it either. I doubt it would be on Kindle, but I can get Mr. Carny to check.

    So yeah, Shauna's right. Physical copies only for this one is what I'm seeing, but it shouldn't be too difficult to source a physical copy on the internet. Besides Amazon another good website I use is Waterstones Marketplace:

    http://www.waterstonesmarketplace.co...&hs.x=0&hs.y=0

    It also seems to stock a few good quality copies of the book as well, and I'm pretty sure they ship to America and whatnot.

    Again, if anyone's struggling I can always source a copy for you!


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    Looking forward to reading this again! Should be a nice change of pace after The Glass Castle.

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    This looks like it's going to be a challenge to track down. Going to hit the library tomorrow to look for it.

    Edit: Just checked their online catalog, none of the libraries in my city have it. Amazon, it is.
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    I can buy this from Amazon but won't get it until the end of the month, possibly October!

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    I am ready to go.

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    tbh the dude on the cover is good looking and dresses like a hipster, so he'd probably be knockin' boots daily in modern times
    mfw you post

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    WHOO hoo! Enjoy Shauna

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    Lucky. Can't wait to hear your impressions on it. Mine'll be here sometime between the 14th and 29th. The cover does make me think of that one TLC show where they throw out your entire wardrobe and then force you to go shopping.

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    How are we all getting on? Started again this morning and already whizzing through it. Have we all managed to find a copy?

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    Still waiting on mine! On my tracking on Amazon it just says "shipping".

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    I got a notice yesterday saying that it would get here on the 29th. Any chance we can extend this month's discussion for a week or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chibi Youkai View Post
    I got a notice yesterday saying that it would get here on the 29th. Any chance we can extend this month's discussion for a week or so?
    Well, the discussion thread doesn't really get closed, so you're good.
    mfw you post

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