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January 5th, 2019: Readers Corner Topic is Midnight Express by Alfred Noyes


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I hope you all enjoyed the holiday break and are ready for another year of pleasant literary discussions (he added sotto voce).  Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) January 5th 2019  -- 01:30  A.M. (GMT) January 6 -- for a discussion of "Midnight Express" by Alfred Noyes.  

In honor off the new year, and in the firm hope that the world survives another year without repeating the disasters and foolishness of 2018, I have picked a short little story that might have been called "Deja Vous  Again."  Instead the author decided to give the tale a bit of the railroad flavor with the idea of a non-stop train.  It gives one a feeling of racing faster and faster to a fate worse than death.  Let's discuss such issues as predestination, vicious cycles, Groundhog day, and flat out fear of the unknown during our dissection of this Victorian era gem.  I hope you enjoy the story, I know it will provide grist for our usual readers critical mill.

The story is available from the Hypnogoria.com Blog at:  http://www.hypnogoria.com/html/midnightexpress.html

Meeting Place:  #Readers_Corner 

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     mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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