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user-inactivated  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: HUBSKI FICTION CLUB: Call for entries

No Country For Old Men? I'll elaborate later.

b_b  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We already did a Cormack McCarthy, Blood Meridian.

_refugee_  ·  2789 days ago  ·  link  ·  

and god forbid we choose anything by the same author ever again

(forgive the snark but the point stands?)

b_b  ·  2789 days ago  ·  link  ·  

God forbid we branch out a little! (Not sorry for the snark.)

user-inactivated  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah, I recind my nomination then.

Now I propose Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, will explain why later.

_refugee_  ·  2789 days ago  ·  link  ·  

now is later

user-inactivated  ·  2789 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes. I must do so.

I would say that Benjamin Hale's novel debut might be one of the best books I've ever read, though that was three years ago and I really like No Country For Old Men now. It's about a chimpanzee that learns to speak, and is taken to live with his primatologist Lydia. The protagonist, Bruno, is probably one of my favorite voices in a novel. His philosophy and outlook on life is persuasive, but I also think it's flawed, and I think that could be a part of the discussion that we could have.

Don't really wanna say any more about it because it might spoil things, but even if we don't discuss it for the club, I do still highly recommend it, and I'd like to read it again with older age and the like.

Edit: This article puts it better than I could, I think.