Good and Evil - Two books for October's Meetup:
(1) When Darkness Loves Us, by Elizabeth Engstrom
(2) Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crimes
For this month's first selection, I have reached way out of my comfort zone and picked a Horror Fiction. Because Halloween. "When Darkness Loves Us", by Elizabeth Engstrom, is "THE MOST TERRIFYING WORK of fiction you may read in 2019" according to an article in the Los Angeles Review of Books. You an find the full article here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/monstrous-acts-and-erections-of-doom-on-five-80s-era-paperbacks-from-hell/
If being scared out of your wits is not your thing, fear not, I have picked another selection that you can safely read in bed at night. "Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crimes." is one of a series of three books that is all L.A, all the time. This "series brings historic sweep, humor and fresh perspectives. Our selections come from novelists, journalists, eyewitnesses, cookbook authors, broadcasters, satirists, historians, publications of yesteryear, blogs of today, gearheads and activists, actors and songwriters." from the website: https://paperbackla.com
You can choose to read one or both of the books. Since I will be holding the Meetups up at my house from now on (BYOB and snacks), we can extend the meeting to two hours, giving us enough time to discuss both books.