Question about The Breathing Method.

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Oct 22, 2013
Gateshead UK
In the 'gentlemans clubhouse' in The Breathing Method the main character is thinking about what the place really is & he wants to ask Stevens the butler but he doesn't as hes scared to. He mentions the fact that the books have all got companies printed on that don;t exist, the snooker table, the jukebox. He says at the end that he imagines it being an alien landscape with double suns. Does anyone know anything about what the place could have been as it's bugging me. Thanks


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May 20, 2008
London, England
You got me there, haven't read this one in a looooooong time. Re-read needed! GNT is right though I think. :)
Right back atcha!
Yep, time to re-read that one.
Each time I read it (how many times?), I see something different.

And now I see it's schluff time for me.

G'night one & all.
Yesterday was a bit of a MF, but today is looking better already.
Thanks, folks!:biglove:

Lily Sawyer

Jun 27, 2009
South Carolina
"The Breathing Method" is my favorite novella in Different Seasons. I don't have the book with me so I can't go to the sections where the narrator contemplates the gentlemen's club, so while I won't quibble with The Tall One's interpretation of it, I do think that the facades in the club are there to appease people like exterminators or repairmen. The members of the club congregate there to conduct their own whichever way and world they determine best.

It's a wonderfully creepy tale, isn't it?


The Fool on the Hill
Apr 12, 2014
This gentlemans clubhouse....I don't remember much of it but do you think he could have been influenced by the Pickwick papers by Dickens?
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