A discussion is never closed, if new members come and want to add something they are more than welcome, or perhaps one of the participants will think of something they've forgotten to say...
But at this stage the discussion is still fresh in our minds and I'd hate to just let it go without saying goodbye.
This was the first time I had really paid attention to this book, and it has been full of surprises and great discussion opportunities.
I also kept being feeling delighted at all the new directions that your postings were taking us, it's been a lovely (literary!) trip.