Book discussion - The Quarry - Chapter 7


#41

It’s not that far off from how I felt about the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book, really. Except that I was sorry to be done with HP.


#42

I know a lot of folks with hearses, but then again I was a goth in a city with a hearse club, so no big surprises there. :slight_smile:


#43

I feel the same way about a lot of things. Parks and Recreation is probably the biggest current example (although that is finished now). The jokes from that work as gif-sets but I can’t sit through the actual show.

30 Rock is watchable and has good joke-writing, but it’s not something I’d ever get into (I’ve only seen a couple episodes… on airplanes… same with The Office both UK and US).

Fargo is great though. And there are other things in a similar vein to 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation and The Office that I do like. But these things I suppose balance on a fine line, and any individual person is on a spectrum along either side of that line and will like different things for not-entirely-obvious reasons.


#44

Tomorrow is Friday. Do we know what we’re doing? I’d really like to keep this going, now that we know not to trust critical reviews of potential book choices!


#45

I think we need to pick a new book. I wonder if starting a new book choice thread would induce new participants??


#46

I have [a number of suggestions] (Dr. Chuck Tingle, Amazon Kindle author).


#47

I created a monster by starting that thread.


#48

Does it give you a… tingly feeling?


#49

totally this. guys, we need to aim for literature over untested stuff in the future. Well, I guess we’re doing non-fiction next–which is cool–but something with some vetted prose next fiction,eh?

yes, Dorothy Parker, for example : )


#50

Proust?


#51

I’m down.


#52

Edward Gibbon?


#53

I will, always and forever, be hoping for some genre stuff. But that’s because I’m a superannuated nine-year-old in so many ways. In a normal book club I might shy away from a nonfiction discussion, particularly if it’s about a topic in which I have little or no interest. But you guys… you guys make for a different story. I’d even follow you through the shoals of Russian Lit and down avenues lined by Histories of the O-Ring.

Feckit, I think I’ll start another nomination thread. Help me out if I screw it up.


#54

New book nomination thread here.


#55

I hate you, Milkman OtherMichael.


#56

Reading Proust chapter by chapter a week at a time? Do you WANT to kill the book club?


#57

Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping… into the future


#58

Continuing the discussion from Huffing Boing Boing:

There’s a reason for that.


#59

I thought The Quarry was great, he was dying, and angry, in previous books he had reserved most of his anger for the big targets, political and cultural, but this was a lot more personal, something he’s not done as well since The Crow Road (which was his best non-science fiction work I think).


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