Well, I bought it on the way home from work and I’ve enjoyed it so far. Very different feel for the genre. I’m a little concerned that it may be a bit crass for some of our more refined club members, but the dialogue had me chuckling. The “Gentleman Bastards” is a perfect name for their group. 🙂
I read quite a bit of this over the weekend. I love it. The language, I think, mellows out. (Either that, or I got so used to it I don’t notice anymore.) He’s got a pretty good mystery going, along with a great “confidence scam.”
So, tomorrow night (10/3/09) is our scheduled meeting for The Count of Monte Cristo, right? Is it going to be a conflict with the Priesthood Sesh of General Conference?
Brooke and I take a pretty relaxed approached to GenConf, as in “General Conference? Yippee, no church!” so we’ll still be available for book clubbing tomorrow night. Just wanted to see if anybody wanted to switch nights or something, because we’d be down for that too.
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, is an allusion to the Greek Titan Atlas who was described as literally holding the world on his shoulders, discussing what might happen if those holding up civilization suddenly decided to stop doing so.
Thought of the day…
Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.