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Sunday, April 09, 2006
After a bookwormy Sunday and listening to one of the greats of Canadian comedy, Stuart McLean, whose character Morley joined the world's most inane bookclub before forming her own, the time has come to create my own bookclub.
Matt was thinking the same thing. We plotted quickly. Him, I feel bad recommending a book I haven't read but I do want to read something new too. Me, Don't worry, as long as we've heard the books are good, no one can fault us.
So off my list go Slaughterhouse Five, Neuromancer and Catch-22. No crossing off the Dickens novels from my list either.
For years I've wanted to join a creative nonfiction bookclub, too. So two bookclubs it is.
Both will be encouraged to stick to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and to try to be no more than 300 pages.
The first will be a fiction bookclub. I've flagged a few potential books:
hmmm.... what about a subset of books made into movies - successful or impossible to recreate the literary experience? "Miss Smilla's Sense of Snow" was made into a movie (that's what made me think of it), and I believe so was "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues".
That's almost, really, all books. I am rereading Roald Dahl's The Witches and thinking of how they slaughtered the ending in the film.Post a Comment