MUDD UP BOOK CLUBB: TANGIER EDITION

The clubb marches on! Apologies for the late notice, but the Mudd Up Book Clubb will meet two weeks from today on September 8th, in Tangier Morocco. We’ll be talking about Juan Goytisolo’s Exiled from Almost Everywhere (original title: Exiliado de Aquí y de Allá). Goytisolo is a complicated figure — the Spaniard has lived … Continue reading MUDD UP BOOK CLUBB: TANGIER EDITION

MUDD UP BOOK CLUBB: CASABLANCA EDITION

The idea is simple: every six weeks or so we gather somewhere for informal talk centered around a good muddy book, then go eat delicious food. We’ll have a live Ustream feed so Cousin Internet and Miss Larry Antitroll can participate. The inaugural edition will convene on a Casablanca rooftop, around late afternoon/sunset, about six … Continue reading MUDD UP BOOK CLUBB: CASABLANCA EDITION

MUDD UP BOOK CLUB: ALIF THE UNSEEN & RITA INDIANA

The Mudd Up Book Clubb exists increasingly offline, but I shouldn’t let us flesh-and-blood meetup ghosts have all the syllabi, so — time to announce our next two selections, novels by Rita Indiana Hernandez (yes, that Rita) & G. Willow Wilson. The Mudd Up Book Clubb’s first selection of 2013 is G. Willow Wilson’s remarkable … Continue reading MUDD UP BOOK CLUB: ALIF THE UNSEEN & RITA INDIANA

BOOK CLUBB: Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana

This month’s Mudd Up Book Clubb selection is Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century, and we’re meeting next Sunday, September 16, to talk about it. Europeana is a brilliant, simple/sly/hypnotic little book, which of course isn’t simple at all, so few things are. Rather incredibly, the New York Public Library files … Continue reading BOOK CLUBB: Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana

BOOK CLUBB: NALO HOPKINSON’S MIDNIGHT ROBBER

I’m a fan of judging books by their covers. Check this one out: Awesome, right? Our August Mudd Up Book Clubb selection is Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber. The novel kicks off during Carnival on a Caribbean colonized planet, where the AIs speak patois, and expands from there. Folklore from Hopkinson’s native Caribbean meshes with a … Continue reading BOOK CLUBB: NALO HOPKINSON’S MIDNIGHT ROBBER

MUDD UP BOOK CLUB: MAY EDITION – TOLSTAYA’S THE SLYNX

[Татья́на Ники́тична Толста́я] For this month’s Mudd Up Book Clubb, we have a very special selection — Tatyana Tolstaya’s The Slynx. It is the only novel I’ve ever read which is both laugh-out-loud funny *and* has given me nightmares. Amazing. Some people call it a dystopia, and true – The Slynx does take place in … Continue reading MUDD UP BOOK CLUB: MAY EDITION – TOLSTAYA’S THE SLYNX