Which fiction title should we read for January?

16Dec10

This poll will close and the winner announced on Saturday, December 18, at 7:00 a.m. We will be meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Please vote only once!

Amateur BarbariansAmateur Barbarians. By Robert Cohen. 401 pp. Cohen’s middle-aged protagonist heads to Africa, leaving his wife back home in New England with a younger rival. ☞ The New York Times review ☞ Google Books page ☞ Amazon.com page.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional UniverseHow to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. By Charles Yu. 239 pp. Yu wraps his lonely story of a time machine repairman in layers of gorgeous meta-science-fiction. ☞ The New York Times review ☞ Google Books page ☞ Amazon.com page.

When We Were OrphansWhen We Were Orphans. By Kazuo Ishiguro. 336 pp. A novel that conceals great issues of identity and self-knowledge behind the facade of a detective story; its protagonist, a private eye in 1920’s London, uses all his wits in the cause of deceiving himself, missing the call of freedom in the blindness his sense of obligation imposes. ☞ The New York Times review ☞ Google Books page ☞ Amazon.com page.



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