Sunday, October 05, 2008
Just a reminder that the October blogger book club discussion of Thomas M. Disch's 1968 novel, Camp Concentration, begins in just over a week, on October 13 (or 12th, depending on your time zone, I suppose). For those who are curious, this book discussion involves various blogger participants blogging about the book, discussing elements that appealed to them (or not), and then linking to my post. Then I and others who are participating will comment, as needed, on the others' blogs and a discussion will begin to form that will span multiple blogs, highlighting each person's thoughts and the others' reactions in a way that is more immediate and "discussion-like" than the typical blogger review and comments that are limited to each blog.
Furthermore, expect a review of Disch's posthumous short story collection, The Wall of America, in the coming days. Very short version is that I thought it was brilliant. The reasons why I did will be presented either later this week or sometime next week during my week-long break.
I also would like a list of people who are interested in selecting/hosting the November discussion, so if you want to participate, please comment below.