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Movie Book Club: The Last Thing He Wanted

July 2020

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Let's keep having Movie Book Club while staying Safer at Home! Grab a copy of the book and join us for a Netflix Party to watch the movie and share our thoughts on the book and film. No time to read? Believe print is dead? No problem, just join us virtually for the film.

The Last Thing He Wanted
by Joan Didion

In her first novel in twelve years, the legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Contra in 1984), and fashions a moral thriller as hypnotic and provacative as any by Joseph Conrad or Graham Greene.

In that latter year Elena McMahon walks off the presidential campaign she has been covering for a major newspaper to do a favor for her father. Elena's father does deals. And it is while acting as his agent in one such deal—a deal that shortly goes spectacularly wrong—that she finds herself on an island where tourism has been superseded by arms dealing, covert action, and assassination. The Last Thing He Wanted is a tour de force—persuasive in its detail, dazzling in its ambiguities, enchanting in its style.
Ebook available through the Denver Library.

How to join us for the movie:
1) Open Google Chrome Browser
2) Download Netflix Party Extension, here: www.netflixparty.com
(You should see a "NP" logo in the upper right of your Chrome screen, next to the URL address box)
3) Just before 6pm, open chrome and log in to your Netflix account.
4) Close the tab you opened Nextflix on.
5) Return to this site, cut-and-paste the link https://www.netflix.com/watch/80245076?npSessionId=cdc1e6f2723c329b&npServerId=s97 then click the "NP" logo in the upper right of your Chrome screen to join us.
6) Pop some popcorn, crack open a beer and share your comments during the movie