The Great Train Robbery, Week 1

Welcome to July's Online Book Club! This month, we're reading The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton.

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

In The Great Train Robbery, a handsome and charming thief named Edward Pierce pulls off the greatest train robbery of the century, stealing a train car loaded with gold bullion. The story tells the why and the who of the mystery, but even though readers follow the action of the robbery, they are still left to wonder exactly how the crime took place. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version starring Sean Connery. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for the movie. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

We'll read Part 1 and Part 2 for next week. I can't wait to hear what you think in the comments section!