Courtbelle has spoken: in February, PBR Book Club shaves 600 pages off the reading assignment for a comfortable 333-page read, Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart. Because he's Russian, and he's not dead.
This is the only thing you'll need to read to be convinced to go get a copy, right now:
"Why praise it first? Just quote from it — at random. Just unbutton its shirt and let it bare its chest. Like a victorious wrestler, this novel is so immodestly vigorous, so burstingly sure of its barbaric excellence, that simply by breathing, sweating and standing upright it exalts itself." (From the NYT book review.)Next beer drinking session is tentatively planned for Monday March 5. See you then!