Saturday, February 28, 2009

To get us started, Epigraphs.


In March of 1951, testifying before the Kefauver Senate Crime Investigating Committee, Virginia Hill stated that Siegel had told her the Flamingo Hotel was "upside down" - though she was able to cast no light on what he might have meant by that statement.
-Colin Lepovre, Siegel Agonistes

And upside down in air were towers
Tolling reminiscent bells, that kept the hours
And voices singing out of empty cisterns and
exhausted wells.
-T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Son, I have seen the good ship sail
Keel upward, and mast downward, in the heavens,
And solid turrets topsy-turvy in the air....
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King

My quick comments:
Right here, up front, we're given clues to the story. What we're about to read features an unstable world involving gangsters, modernity, and Arthur/Grail lore.

I'm a bad organizer

We start tomorrow. 1 chapter a day. 1 post a week.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

we're postponed until next week. update soon.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Invite Your Friends, if you think they'll abide by the rules.

This is the official home of the Libripox Outside of a Dog Book Club. Our first book club selection is Tim Powers' Last Call. Buy a copy now. Discussion officially starts this coming Sunday, February 22nd. The only rule is that you read at least two chapters a day and post on the blog once a week. Blog posts may only involve parts of the book that everyone has read up to that point (following the two chapters a day rule, so on Feb 23rd, for example, everyone can discuss chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4, but not chapters 5, 6, and so on). I'll add more later.

Monday, February 9, 2009

book club

here it is.