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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
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Laura (cathedrals) | 77 comments Mod
We had a very interesting discussion that meandered from family and faith to isolation and risk-taking. We agreed that this title gave a deep and interesting look into a very Chilean and very male profession. We appreciated how the author attempted to depict each man as a whole person, which is difficult with so many. I made a chart for the whiteboard with each man's name and a few things to remember him by; I apologized to Jorge, whose signifier was "fungus."

For something different, a crime/mystery novel next month. See you there!


Laura (cathedrals) | 77 comments Mod
P.S. The movie ("The 33") did NOT do a very good job depicting each of the men, and the film is v inspirational and feel-good. I am sure Perri very much appreciated being portrayed by Antonio Banderas, and I personally always enjoy Lou Diamond Phillips (here portraying Don Lucho).


Kelly Jahn | 7 comments As the book began, I found myself reading the bits that were surprising or interesting to whoever was near me at the time! There was just so much background that I was unaware of with this "story"! Sorry that I'm not doing well at getting to the discussion group!


Laura (cathedrals) | 77 comments Mod
Yes, so much interesting detail. No worries, drop in whenever you are able!!


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