Friday, December 11, 2009

Ron Quixote Reads

By Popular demand Ron Quixote is starting a book club. James and I are gonna read Nathanael West's The Day of Locust

The novel is set in Hollywood in 1939. Most of the characters are in some way related to the film industry, however, they are mainly lowly figures, bit actors, extras, and other sorts of hangers-on. Nathanael West emphasizes the less than glorious lives these folks lead, scratching out a living in hard times.

I will go out on a Limb and say heavy drinking will happen as we read. Tall cans will be shot gunned at the end of every chapter. We are on that Smart Fat Boy Shit.

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