Friday, August 15, 2008
Book Club September : Skinny Legs and All
So far this book club is only me and Pang (and she is so on the ball she already picked the next book) but anyone is welcome to join anytime. This book will be the second Robbin's book for me, and I chose it because the first one was so inventive and funny that I thought it would be a nice light one to start with but one that still has some depth for discussion purposes.
Here's an example of his style, its from the back cover:
"An Arab and a Jew open and restaurant together across the street from the United Nations...
It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but its the axis around which spins Tim Robbins's gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative, new novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe falls away, one by one, like Solome's veils."
Just let me know if you want to join. There will be a new book every month, and at the end of the month hopefully some juicy discussion. Happy Reading Folks!