Suggestion for book club discussions
I am enjoying the book club books you guys suggest and have read many of them as you guys do the shows. However, I feel that the actual discussions of the books are sort of lacking. Often times when I am reading the books and I come across something awesome I look forward to the show and hope you guys talk about particular aspects. The last show on the book Cosmos was particularly unsatisfying, as there were many more things worth mentioning. Furthermore, I would like to hear more about your own thoughts on any symbolism, undertones, plot elements, etc.
I think what would both help ameliorate this as well as motivate more people to read along with the club is to allow for us to post questions or topics that we would like you to discuss on the book episodes. That way you guys can also get a feel for how many people are actually reading the book and we would be more enthusiastic to read them as well. The book discussions themselves would also be more interesting.
I'm still not that motivated to read but that's largely due to other matters. However, I'd be interested to see if it's got anyone else reading.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Book of Lost Things
The Great and Secret Show (First Book of the Art) and Everville (Second Book of the Art)
The Child Thief: A Novel
Do it already.
Here's my thoughts on the book: SFBRP #103
However, I don't think it's a sci-fi book. Do you make an argument that it is, or do you just not care?
How about Neuromancer for book club?
Recommendations from PA tend to be worthwhile 99% of the time, so maybe not a bad book club choice?