Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November Selection: John Darnielle's Wolf in White Van

Oh, I'm hyped about October's selection (Abby's pick): the debut novel by "America's best non-hip-hop lyricist:" John Darnielle, of Mountain Goats fame.

Wolf in White Van was nominated for a National Book Award last year and the NY-Times book review calls it a "strange and involving novel...about alienation and despair and the search for meaning, which Sean finds in a postapocalyptic role-playing game he invents, turns into a business and administers in analog fashion, by exchanging letters with its players."

Perhaps we can partner up with Wonder Fair's Letter Writing Club in some fashion as we read this one?

And make sure to listen to A LOT of Mountain Goats' this month as you read.  Here's my favorite: "New Chevrolet in Flames."

 "...your mouth is sweeter
Than wine and has
A more complicated history
Than the American South."


1 comment:

  1. Very dark book, though. It's dark, but subtle, so take your time reading it. It deals with some real stuff that (again) we are wont to not deal with out loud, so be warned for that.