Reading Group

Hyperliterature Reading Group Continues…

Since I’m completely swamped with student papers, I thought the only sensible thing to do would be to start up the reading group again. Nothing like willingly putting bricks in your pocket when you’re already treading water. Unless anyone has any objections I’d like to read Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint. Most critics recognize Roth as […]

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Some House Cleaning

I’m not quite done with the post on Dark Obsession. My apologies. I’ve been busy, and frankly, this one’s been hard to write. Hopefully it’ll be up tomorrow. In other news, several outlets have reported that in Vincente Fox’s new autobiography, Revolution of Hope, the former presidente claims that President Bush was, “The cockiest guy […]

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Oryx and Crake

Before I begin this post, I feel as if I need to come clean about something: I felt a little letdown with this novel. I felt that Atwood used the broken narrative structure and the odd prose to gussy up what was a fairly cliche scifi/dystopic trope. And don’t get me wrong, I like stories […]

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Oryx and Crake Discussion

I’ll be posting my final thoughts on the book tonight. In the interim, what’d you think?

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Update & Oryx and Crake on Friday

An explanation for my absence may be in order. After “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, I resolved to read the entire series straight through before beginning the seventh, and final book in the series. So last week I started “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” and I began a concerted effort to […]

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Back On Track?

Well, the twenty-seventh is here. How do we feel about starting up the reading group again? I know a couple of our participants have either started or have already finished the book, but I’d like to hear where everyone is at so we’re all on the same page, so to speak. Let me know in […]

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Administrative Announcements….and HARRY FREAKIN’ POTTER!

First things first: I’m postponing our reading of Oryx and Crake. I’ve been out of town and away from a computer, and one of our members hasn’t received the book yet, so we’ll begin on the 27th. That gives you time to try and convince at least two or three more people to join the […]

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Reading Group: Oryx And Crake

As I announced several posts ago, our next book for group discussion will be Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. This one is a bit longer than our last book, so I’ll give us more time for reading. We’ll have an interim discussion on Friday the 20th, and then we’ll discuss the book as a whole on […]

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Reading Group: The Sequel

I was very pleased with our first reading group, so I think, if everyone’s agreeable, that we should do it again. Anniina suggested Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood, and unless anyone has any major objections that’ll be our next book. Just remember, if you don’t like this one you should address your hate-mails to […]

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Never Let Me Go: My Final Thoughts

Sorry I didn’t get this posted last night. I tried, but I was exhausted, and at the end of the night I decided to trade bloggery for sleep. The term “post-modern literature” gets tossed around far too frequently, in my opinion. In literary criticism I’ve seen the term applied to any piece of fiction written […]

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