Testing The Waters For An Ordinary Bookclub



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27 Responses

  1. Avatar Paleoprof says:

    I’d be in


  2. Avatar Plinko says:

    I’m still waiting for installment 2 of the Beowulf/Grendel bookclub!Report

  3. Avatar Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    I say Monster Hunter International!Report

  4. Avatar Patrick Bridges says:

    I’m game for In the First Circle.Report

  5. Avatar Glyph says:

    This looks good. I will endeavor to participate, assuming I have time to keep up.Report

  6. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    I’m in. I was trying to decide what to read next and this sounds good.Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Okey-doke. Good enough for me. I’ll make an Official Announcement this weekend, give everybody a week for the book to show up, and then we’ll start.Report

  8. Avatar aaron david says:

    I am in also, but do we need that exact edition, or will another do?Report

    • Avatar aaron david says:

      Oh, hell, now is not the time to cheap out…Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        I have another version upstairs, but I have never read “the first uncensored edition”.

        I’m going to read that one. Now, of course, I doubt that we’re talking about something like “WITH 50 NEVER BEFORE SEEN PAGES!!!” as much as “we’ve got a handful of paragraphs in this one that weren’t in previous ones”. It’ll probably be the parts of the book that talk about Stalin, if I had to guess and I’m pretty sure that I won’t mind talking about the stuff that I recognize as being in the new version.

        If you (or anybody!!!) prefer the version in your local library, get that one. The reason I’m excited to be reading this again is because of the censored version. You’ll be just as well-served by that one.Report

        • Avatar aaron david says:

          Well, I ordered the uncensored version, scant moments ago, so I am with you on that.

          Normally, I do most of my book buying at library sales and thrift stores, but as that can be hit or miss, I figured let Jaybird do the walking…Report

  9. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    I’m in. (I just started on Astro City; it’ll do me good to read some books without pictures.)Report

  10. Avatar Chris says:

    I’m in, since you forced me to put it on my Kindle. Yeah, that’s how I remember it.Report

  11. Avatar Michelle says:

    Looks like an interesting book. Count me in.Report

  12. Avatar Jason says:

    i’ve read the original–it was good. don’t have time to participate this time, but I’m interested in how the “new” version differs. My old copy has 500+ pages. Solzy can get his ramble on.Report