Metafilter Low Effort Book Club
For people who want to chat about literature without having to read anything new. Post adolescent faves or the book that changed your life or that one weird old novel that you stole off your mom's nightstand. Then grab a glass of wine and let's talk.
Posts for this club should be tagged: mleb_club.
Dr. Sandra Foster studies fads for a company in Boulder, Colorado. Her employer, Hi-Tek, wants to know how to predict trends in order to create one. Unlikely circumstances lead Foster to meet O’Reilly, a shy chaos theorist who may hold the key to her research. [more inside]
“Women ought to be free - as free as we are,” he declared, making a discovery of which he was too irritated to measure the terrific consequences. [more inside]
A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mysterious mansion that has an ominous ticking sound coming from its walls. [more inside]
“Rule number one: Always stick around for one more drink. That's when things happen. That's when you find out everything you want to know.” [more inside]
“You are the night, and the night alone understands you and enfolds you in its arms.” [more inside]
“There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself — not just sometimes but always. When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in ... Nothing really interested him — least of all the things that should have.” [more inside]
“Love doesn’t always come when you want it to. Sometimes it just happens, despite your will.” [more inside]
...she scribbled in her notebook: “LIFE IS A GREAT MYSTERY. IS EVERYBODY A DIFFERENT PERSON WHEN THEY ARE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE?” [more inside]
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." [more inside]