Friday, December 05, 2008

The Third Policeman sees out 2008

Apologies for being ever so slightly late with the launch of December's book club read - busy busy busy time of year, stressful world events, you name it. However, let's all forget our worries and snuggle up by the fire with a good book - and this month it is "The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. This read promises to be of much interest to us Lost fans, as I quote from Lostpedia:

The writers of Lost have specifically referenced this book as providing "ammunition" which may aid with interpretation of the show's plot.

Hmm... we shall see, but it seems like a great incentive to take part with this one! As ever, you can discuss the book on the Lostpedia Forums here. You can also use Lostpedia's IRC Chat facilities to live chat talk about the book. If you've still not got the book yet, then you can order it online through Amazon here or borrow it through your local library (consult link below).

A note for next year - the book for January will be Watchmen by Alan Moore. Yes, you read correctly, we will be reading a graphic novel. Literary snobs among you, deal with it - Watchmen was the only graphic novel to be listed in Time magazine's list of 100 greatest books, and has been personally recommended by Mr. Damon Lindelof. Buy Watchmen in advance now on Amazon, or see this website for local US libraries.

A final point - the book club will continue to run through Season 5 indefinitely, due to popular demand. However, the voting process will be purely qualitatively based, with posters proposing reads rather than choosing from a short-listed selection. This will ensure a greater range of literature. Winning books will be addressed through the Blog and on the Forums, and as usual at least a month's notice in advance will be given before each new read.
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