BookClubfilter: I'm tasked with picking the next book. I have some ideas, but could use the Hive's help.
It's a group of pretty literary folks (English teachers and the like) and only about eight of us. We've read some heavy stuff lately and I'd like to switch gears to something lighter, and preferably funny. We've read, in reverse order:
Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates
Last Night at the Lobster, by Stewart O'Nan
Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
So we just did Sci-Fi (Snow Crash), so I def want to avoid the genre. I was considering "The Coup
" by Jamie Malanowski, "Boomsday
" by Christopher Buckley and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
" by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
If anyone has any experience with any of these books OR can recommend a modern, humorous book that'd be good for discussion I'm all ears. I can answer any questions, of course. Thanks hive mind!