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05 December 2006 @ 12:28 pm

This month book is unique as it is a graphic novel:

Murder Mysteries P. Craig Russell, Neil Gaiman


The bulk of the story is an account of the first murder in the history of the universe. 

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19 November 2006 @ 12:44 am

There was a break taken from the online community.  But I think it shall be retaken up. So I will be posting at the 1st of each month - one book for the month.  Every two weeks I will be posting short stories or links to short films. Please feel free to comment on each item. And have fun.  Hopefully we will as a group discover new worlds.
Right now all activities will be taking place online, until there is enough generated interest to meet  in person offline.

~Lydia~

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22 May 2006 @ 10:51 am
Spoiler alert. I've finished the book, and I'm discussing the ending.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: calmda da da, da da da.
Current Music: slow dog, belly
 
 
Just as a side note, I discovered that Jonathan Lethem (this month's featured author) wrote the introduction to a recent edition of The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. Good Omens (last month's book) was dedicated by the authors to G.K. Chesterton.
 
 
09 May 2006 @ 01:40 pm
Here is a link to a sci fi reading list put together by the New York Times reviewer Dave Itzkoff.
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/sci-fi-list.html
This came in handy today, as I'm making a command decision and posting this month's book without any input from anyone, and choosing it somewhat randomly at that. My counterpart has succumbed to a deluge of end of the quarter assignments and such, and so I decided randomly picking a book was better than not having one at all. The leader *was* Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle, until I did some research and found that it was ridiculously hard to find a copy on short notice. Sorry. Maybe we will schedule it after everyone has a chance to hunt one down. The other factor that went into chosing this month is that since it was only Brian and Lydie and I to discuss last month, I want to pick something that none of us has read. (Hopefully I have at least accomplished that much.)

So now without further ado, and with a blanket disclaimer as to its merits, having been chosen most un-scientifically and on the fly (as it were), the book for the lusty month of May is:

Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem.

It seems to be readily available at Barnes and Nobel:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&isbn=0375703918&itm=10
and Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375703918/103-2417242-3739052?v=glance&n=283155

Our next meeting is on June 7th.

Please direct any complaints to the Management. We will read them carefully before summarily discarding them.
~DTG
 
 
02 May 2006 @ 07:25 pm
*pokiepokie*
Our next meeting is tomorrow!
Even if you haven't finished the book - show up anyway.(We like warm bodies)
And for all our online members anything/questions you would like discussed at the meeting please post. And will post the responses.
Remember all members can post - if you wish to write your review of the books please do - just remember lj-cut and tag the entries with spoilers.
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