The book: Lazurus is Dead, by Richard Beard
The short of it: Do not get caught up in the religious implications this title has. This meta fiction (both history and fact) focuses on the life and death (and life again) of Lazurus, a child hood friend of Jesus. Thats about as churchy as it gets. The story combines historical fact, medical investigation and fiction to fill in the gaps to create a year in the life of Lazurus as he goes through some seriously hard times. So try it out, join us for some discussion (both those who enjoy and those who dont- we want all sorts!)
added bonus: this meet up will be a voting meet up for june and july.
The themes are (drum roll please...)
I've made some edits to the themes based on conversations from tonight's meeting.
June: Short Stories (Wikipedia defines short stories as "brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling..." They usually come in a collection of works)
July: Guilty Pleasures (this was previously the june theme, it covers alot of genres like crime fiction, book to be made into a movie, action adventure/sci fi, etc.)