Monday, April 02, 2007

Book club, April

Possible modifications to the book club:
  • Selection every month is fiction and designated by a poll.
  • Additionally, anyone planning to read anything non-fiction that they think others might also enjoy (i.e. Foxx's book on marriage, Byrd or Schow's books in the poll last month, books by GAs...) could just say they are reading it and I'll put up their post date so anyone who wants to read it by that date can do so and then engage in a discussion on their blog.
That way everyone can read what they want and everyone else can take it or leave it. What do you think?

Also, my suggestion for the fiction title this month is Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason, or if you're in an edgy mood, Blindness by Jose Saramago. I've heard good things about all of these. Santorio's suggestion is Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham which he describes in the comments here. Post any other suggestions now and I'll throw up a poll in the next couple days.


drex said...

I'm interested in being part of this whole thing, but my main issues are that this is the month of finals for me, and I may not get around to reading an extra book, and I'll probably be vacationing in California at the end of the month when we'd be posting our thoughts and such.

As such, I'll be a quiet observer that will read if I get around to it, but I'm going to avoid swaying the poll or anything like that and reserve the right to be a complete putz and not read anything. ;)

n/a said...

I know this isn't a book but it would cause a lot of debate... it is about global warming it is in response to al gores movie an inconvenient truth it is called the great global warming swindle you can download it off google video (as an mpg4 file aka itunes compatible) or watch it on youtube

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog via a google search. In comments on your Jan 31 blog there were some comments about me. I've responded to those now in the comment section of that date and I see in your Apr 2 post more on this subject. I find your entire blog interesting and will be reading more of it in the next few days. If anyone would like to correspond with me, you are welcome to do so. You can reach me via email at

Best wishes,
Ron Schow

The Hidden Gay said...

Everyone should 1000% read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It made my top 5 of all time list...and I'm not even done with it yet.

Anonymous said...

murakami, wow, that's a step or three above that book a few months ago, you know, the one with the suicidal horse