Previously on Book Club, we saw our faithful readers devouring works of science fiction, memoirs, and classics.
In recent days, the randomness has continued, with the only trends being:
- Books that satisfied various Book Bingo requirements (two of us are Bingo-ing fanatics)
- This Western genre thing we’ve been doing recently
Here's our list since the last update:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Songbook by Nick Hornby
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
Shane by Jack Schaeffer
Some of them I loved, loved, loved. (The Book Thief, The Sisters Brothers, and Shane... I'm looking at you.)
Some of them I liked quite well. (Songbook and Fahrenheit 451)
Some of them... I made it through. (Shopgirl [I wanted to like it, really, I did] and White Tiger [the narrator just wouldn't shut up!] and Riders of the Purple Sage [which I liked better when I read it back in library school])
On our next episode... the group discusses Hondo by Louis L’Amour.
The suspense builds... How will L'Amour's writing stand up against Grey's prose? How will his plot compare with the perfect tension of Shane?
Tune in next time...