Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.
Jim Becomes One of Them, Part 2
Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s time with the “three dirty owls” on the lifeboat removed from the Patna.
Jim Becomes One of Them, Part 1
Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s mental state and the events that led him to jump ship.
‘Enough to Make Angels’ Weep’
Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap discuss Jim’s recollection of his fight with the skipper and three engineers as they prepared to abandon the Patna and 800 pilgrims.
Marlow Invites Jim to Dinner, Part 3
Host Dennis Leap and special guest Deborah Leap continue to discuss Marlow’s dinner conversation with Jim. Outside of the restaurant dining area, Jim fully opens up to Marlow about the unfairness of the inquiry. He works hard to defend his damaged reputation. Jim also reveals the cowardly actions of the skipper, the chief engineer and his assistant at the onset of the Patna crisis.
Marlow Invites Jim to Dinner, Part 2
Host Dennis Leap continues to discuss Marlow’s dinner conversation with Jim. As the two seamen move from the restaurant to an outside veranda, Jim opens up and reveals his actions and inaction during the Patna emergency.
Marlow Invites Jim to Dinner
Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap finish Chapter 6 and begin Chapter 7 of Joseph Conrad’s complex novel Lord Jim. After a near street brawl, Marlow convinces Jim to meet him for dinner. As promised, the revelation of what happened on the Patna is about to begin.
Best of its kind
For years I have had colleagues propose to start a book club or invite me to theirs. I have always declined because the literature they focus on is usually not of my tastes. JBL gets back to the basics and mines more jewels out of the classics few read anymore, let alone discuss.