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"Johnny and the Dead" Book Discussion

When Nov 12, 2009
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Johnny and the Dead

 

 

 

The Alfheim Fantasy Book Discussion group will meet Thursday November 12 at 7 p.m. in the lower level public meeting room. The book to be discussed is Terry Pratchett’s “Johnny and the Dead.”

 

About “Johnny and the Dead:”

'Call any time you like,' said the Alderman. 'I'm always in. That's something you learn to be good at, when you're dead ...'

Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). But twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And the dead are nothing like he expected. They don't lurch about. They don't push through walls. They can't even dance like they do in videos. They're just people -- post-senior citizens -- and they're always in.

At least, up until now. Now the council wants to move them out so the cemetery can be sold as a building site. But the dead have learned a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down ... especially since its Halloween tomorrow.

Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were ... well ... alive. Especially if they break a few rules.

An irreverent and highly-entertaining new fantasy tale featuring Johnny Maxwell, first met in Terry Pratchett's "Only You Can Save Mankind".

The Alfheim Fantasy Book Group meets at Decorah Public Library at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Interested readers of all ages are invited to attend meetings. For more information, call 382-3717.