Tuesday, November 6, 2012
November Selection: Michael Faber's Under The Skin
Okay, you picky PBR-swillers all roundly dismissed Chabon's new book (despite the outrageous pomposity of a 12-page sentence delivered from a parrot's POV), so perhaps what you need is a tale of aliens and cannibals and hitchhikers. Also, it's Scottish! The NY-Times says of Michael Faber's Under the Skin:
"Faber has found a playful way to ask fundamental questions. What is empathy? What is power? Can they coexist?"
'Under the Skin is a remarkable novel, a strange, sometimes crude meditation on mercy, pain and iniquity."
Crude and strange, eh? These do seem like important elements for PBR Book Club, given many of our choices.
Let's give it a shot. If you don't dig it, yell at Abby!
And guess what: it'll soon be a film starring Scarlett Johannson. Details here .