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    Book of the Month - September

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by arron89, Aug 16, 2009.

    Open for business. Leave your suggestions and we'll put it to a vote when we have a decent sample. We have now read a children's fantasy by Neil Gaiman and a heavy work of literary fiction by Nabokov, so maybe we could go for something different this time. Also bear in mind that we're not restricted to novels - if you want to suggest a book of poetry, a collection of stories, a comic, a play, a film, all these texts will work too.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Thanks for setting this up.

    I will suggest The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. It's a great piece of historical fiction set during the Battle of Gettysburg (The American Civil War).
     
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    The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.
    The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo.
     
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    Chain Mail, by Hiroshi Ishizaki. Four girls who've never met in real life set up a roleplaying story about a girl being stalked by a sociopath. The story they write is interesting, but the stakes are upped when life begins imitating art.
     
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    Seconded!!!! I read this book in high school and loved it. It could definitely lead to some interesting discussion.
     
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    I'd like to see one of the following though I'm pretty flexible on the issue:

    Thomas Pynchon - Vineland
    Douglas Coupland - Generation X
    Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood
     
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    I'm all for something asian. I second this one.
     
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    How about some sci-fi? Something classic, and good, like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
     
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    I second that.
     
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    Sweet, lots of replies.....keep them rolling in and I'll set up a poll through the last week of the month...

    For my two cents, the film Closer, or the play itself if you have access to it...
     
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    The Name of the Wind, anyone? :p
     
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    Thirded ;)
     
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    I recommend To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. When was the last time this book club chose a book by a female author? (Clever feminist tactic to push my choice :p)
     
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    Or we could wait until October for a female writer and read Frankenstein :eek:

    Oh, and I do think Frankenstein would be a fantastic choice for October. Or possibly Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Or the Monk. The Monk could inspire some... interesting conversation.
     
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    lol that would be a great choice for october =)
     
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    I cannot recommend enough the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

    It's a coming of age story--but here's the kicker: it's told in first-person narrative by a 14-year-old girl who was raped & murdered.

    I just read that Peter Jackson purchased the rights to the book. He is directing the movie, which will be released later in the year.
     
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    I think that's enough suggestions for us to put the poll up.
     
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    It's gonna be a movie?! No way! I read that book.
     

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