So, someone had the bright idea of asking me to host the Book Club for a bit, and as a complete glutton for punishment I'm going for it.
But, since right now I still have several pieces of writing to critique, my November Beast story to write, and need to complete something to send to Michael Sullivan for his critique (I bought a certain level on his "Death of Delgath" Kickstarter campaign), I have limited patience for a lengthy nomination and voting process. I'm playing
with fire and just putting some choices out there without the long process.
Here are 5 books that mix contemporary with seriously back-of-the-catalog stuff. I've set the poll for 5 days and you get two votes. We'll see how quickly we get a sense for things.
A few words on these:Ocean at the End of the Lane
: I've enjoyed the Gaiman I've read, and @xiagan
orrdered me to put this in as the price of helping set up child boards and all stuff. (Well, no, he didn't order me. He just suggested
: Xiagan suggested
this one too
(Makes you wonder who's really in charge of this here month, hmm?)The Dark is Rising
: A new member posted that there is an international read-along for the Dark is Rising series this December to commemorate the 40th anniversary of this classic novel. I've read "Under Sea Over Stone" (or is it "Over Stone Under Sea"?) a few times, but never actually did The Dark.The Just City
: This is sounds really interesting to me. The goddess Athena sets up a city where everything can run according to Hoyle. I'm certain it doesn't go as well as expected.The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
: I loved McKillip's stuff back in the day, and have always remembered being particularly taken by this book. But... I've forgotten much of what it's about. Oh yeah. Beasts and Eld. Works for me.
Take a look at Amazon and Good Reads and see what you think. Argue about it below if you want.