The OF Blog: New Poll on possible mid-October Book Club selection

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Poll on possible mid-October Book Club selection

Thought I'd give some choice here, even if technically I'd still be the one nominating the first time through (for others the next times, though). Each of these ought to still be in print and available for a relatively cheap price. Shall be interesting to see which interests people here the most, as there's a wide variety of styles here.

10 comments:

Fábio said...

Camp Concentration was just the book I was going to reccommend!
;-)

Larry said...

For some reason, I'm not surprised, since it's a book I recall you mentioning sometime recently, unless my memory is faulty, which wouldn't be the first time, of course :P

Joe Sherry said...

That's my vote! It's a short book to start with and seems like it is one of those that deserves some modern day conversation.

S.M.D. said...

I voted for Camp Concentration. I can't guarantee I'll have time to be involved, but it's a book I've wanted to read. College starts up again real soon, which is why I'm unsure I can commit. I'd like to in the future though. This is a very good idea. We'll see what happens.

Aidan Moher said...

I'm a Tim Powers whore, so I voted for Last Call.

~Aidan

Larry said...

Certainly a very close race so far. Hopefully those following this, even if they don't participate, will explore each of the options in the near future.

Joe Sherry said...

Hmm, Handmaid's Tale is in the lead. I'm hoping for something I haven't read, though I may have a different perspective now than I did then.

Larry said...

Sometimes, re-reading a book with the intent to comment upon it might lead to a new awareness of the book. Remember that I'm familiar with each of these books and I too will be re-reading one of them for discussion. Shall be interesting to see how my reactions change/develop.

Fábio said...

even though I´d rather read Disch´s book, it would be nice to re-read The Handmaid´s Tale, since I read it the first time in Portuguese. To read it in the English original opens a whole new universe of possibilities.

Larry said...

I found the same thing happened to me when I read Don Quijote in Spanish for the first time last year. Much richer experience than when I had read it in English when I was in my mid-20s.

 
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