It’s almost Halloween! It’s that precious window of time before any of us have any hint of a thought or shred of concern for the icier, white-fluffy, indoorsy travails that lie ahead… By now, all of those buzzed-up-book-bloogged reading lists that were posted in August to prop “Autumn Reads” are probably old news…
But then a book like this comes along! Justin Cronin’s hotly anticipated follow-up to his plague-born vampyric distopia trilogy. A personal pick of Reference Librarian Darlene Hellenberg, by-the-way… Justin’s spooky/surrealist/stark adventure/drama is just-in-time…for Halloween
But maybe this November, instead of trying to dig-in to the next-big-buzz book, we should catch up on the nominees for The Man Booker Prize (2012):
- Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
- Deborah Levy, Swimming Home
- Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies
- Alison Moore, The Lighthouse
- Will Self, Umbrella
- Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis
You could always jump-into one of our many enlightening/fun/easy-going Book Clubs!
Like -the Emory Book Parties! Meeting November 15th to discuss Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris… (more info about attending)
Goodreads: For anyone who has ever worked in an office, hating everything and everyone in it, yet fell apart when it was time to leave — this book is for you. Heartbreaking, yet hysterically funny, Then We Came to the End is the definitive novel about the contemporary American workplace.
With an irresistibly casual writing style, Ferris makes readers a part of his fictional advertising agency from the moment we open the book.