Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Club

Book Club tonight and guess who didn't finish the book?  Yes, that would be me.

But here's the thing.  I have read this book long ago in the past.  I enjoyed it.

I'm not a re-reader.  But I tried to re-read this book because it truly was a favorite in days of yore, though I had sketchy memories about its content.

So I've read the cheat sheets, and I've researched the author's sad true tale.  The author worked with a famous editor for awhile on his book.  Ultimately the editor said it needed more revisions.  He also said that the book wasn't really "about anything."  Famous editor acknowledged the humor and fine writing but couldn't publish it without further revisions, which the author did not want to make.  The author committed suicide and a few years later, the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize because the author's mom brought it to Walker Percy who helped with the publishing of the book.

2 comments:

mm said...

I don't think I'd want to read it the first time :(

KC said...

What a sad story. I'm impressed you prepared so thoroughly for book club.