2015-06 Book Club

What: Stone Junction by Jim Dodge

When: 17 June, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Bistro Lochergut (tram 2+3 ’Lochergut’)

A while ago, this book was recommended to me – and reading it was a pleasure. It is full of witty, beautiful and clever language (an appropriate example that comes to my mind: “do you understand what i’m messing up saying?”). Though I must confess it is quite dated and thus might seem a bit aged. But it was never a problem while reading it - which in my humble view marks it as being a candidate for a classic …

From Amazon: “Starting with his mother’s ’roundhouse’ right to a nun’s jaw, Stone Junction is a modern odyssey of one man’s quest for knowledge and understanding in a world where revenge, betrayal, revolution, mind-bending chemicals, magic and murder are the norm. With jaw-dropping scope, a stiletto-sharp wit and an array of utterly bizarre characters, Jim Dodge has woven a mesmerising and age-defining tale. Like a river constantly changing direction, Stone Junction is both stomach-clutching hilarious and heart-rendingly sad - but always utterly compelling. Prepare to step into a world where nothing is ever as it seems.”

First suggested: March 2015

Supporter(s): Leon, Uli, Nicole Dominik, Karina

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