There has been a time change for this Sunday's meetup to discuss Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
. Due to a scheduling conflict at the Benson Grind, we're meeting a bit earlier, at 2:30
instead of 3:00. Hope this doesn't cause any problems for you!
And now, on to the more exciting news... the January meetup has been scheduled!What
: Big Fish by Daniel WallaceWhen
: Sunday, January 23,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: The Benson Grind
For January, I though we'd read a short book (just 200 pages!) since everyone will probably still be recovering from the busy holidays: Big Fish: a Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace.
You may recognize the title from the Tim Burton movie version that came out in 2003.
In Big Fish, Daniel Wallace angles in search of a father and hooks instead a fictional debut as winning as any this year. From his son's standpoint, Edward Bloom leaves much to be desired. He was never around when William was growing up; he eludes serious questions with a string of tall tales and jokes. This is subject matter as old as the hills, but Wallace's take is nothing if not original. Desperate to know his father before he dies, William recreates his father's life as the stuff of legend itself. In chapters titled "In Which He Speaks to Animals," "How He Tamed the Giant," "His Immortality," and the like, Edward Bloom walks miles through a blizzard, charms the socks off a giant, even runs so fast that "he could arrive in a place before setting out to get there." ... In mapping the territory where myth meets everyday life, Wallace plunges straight through to fatherhood's archaic and mysterious heart.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/bookclub-1171/calendar/15694724/