So I can’t say the first book club attempt, getting a group reading of Brideshead Revisited, was the biggest success every but it has promise. Ms LP and I are forging ahead. We are even considering moving away from an online discussion of the book (or adding to it) with some over wine discussion of it. Whatcha think? The book in question is Middlesex. We have two months to read it, aiming to come together to discuss remotely or face to face around 15 June. Feel free to let us know you’re on board. It really does bring a whole new layer to the reading experience.
And, to whet your appetite, consider that Middlesex is an epic tale of a hermaphrodite bound up with social history. Jeffrey Eugenides spent nine years writing it.
Read an interview from The Guardian with him at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/oct/06/fiction.impacprize or perhaps hear him speak on this NPR podcast http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12485470.
Get on board the hermaphrodite train!