I do not read a ton of science fiction. However, as long as I can remember, I have been a huge Star Wars fan. This is the first time I’ve read Dune but the similarities between Star Wars and Dune are striking. I’m inclined to think that George Lucas is a fraud but like I […]
I started this club with Erik and some other because I wanted to get a chance to have good conversations with men on topics not confined to weed and craft beer. This last meeting and in the posts/comments about George Saunders’ Braindead Megaphone, I have really been challenged to think. I am grateful for that. […]
Jim and Kate had their baby sometime in the last day…. (How do you get details without FB?!) Congrats Jim! Welcome to the world Mia!
Your Book Club President is also from Tacoma, WA. And Jared lived there too…. Also, I dig the dedication. …this effort at prediction.
I mentioned at the last meeting some info about the adaptations of Dune from a novel into a movie. The Movie The original adaptation was the movie Dune (1984) directed by David Lynch. The movie doesn’t do a great job adapting the book, but it is on its own kind of entertaining. From what I […]
It was fun having everyone over on Nov. 14. Good discussions and a good time. As I was cleaning up I not only noticed the sheer number of beer containers but the variety of beers. 13 brands I think. Anyhoo, here’s a pick of that fabulous panapoly of beers.
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the archenemy of the cosmic emperor is banished to a barren world where savages fight for water. Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who […]
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Mark Crosby’s House 738 Emery St. Longmont, CO 80501. Be there! I will be bringing the book club signature stamp. Bring past and present book club books for branding!
Dave sent me his book picks for this Friday’s vote. Here they are. Get ready! 1) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson – 204 Pages 2) Dune – Frank Herbert – 412 Pages 3) A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson – 274 Pages 4) The Celestine Prophecy – James […]