Friday, February 8, 2013

Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory

Hello.  Hope everyone is enjoying or enjoyed or will enjoy VALIS as much as I did!  Don't forget, we'll meet at 5:15 PM instead of 7 PM this Sunday, February 10th.

The pick for next month is The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.  Word on the street: it's pretty dark and intense.  Hopefully it proves to be an entertaining/engaging selection.  We'll meet on March 10th at 7 PM.  Don't forget to move your clock hands forward and give me a hug for being on planet earth for 27 years.
**Update: I started reading The Wasp Factory and am enjoying it but felt I should post a disclaimer: the book contains fairly graphic depictions of animal and human cruelty.**


Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least:
Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim.
That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again.
It was just a stage I was going through.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valis meeting time chage

I accidentally double booked my night next Sunday during the discussion, so the regulars and I agreed to meet at 5:15 PM instead of 7 PM on February 10th at the usual spot, 2251 Chestnut St.  If there's any issues or questions, reply to this post and I'll sort you out!  We'll be back to the normal time next month.