AND WE'RE BACK!
Did you miss us? Probably not, but we missed you. We know you're not going to read this post or the book, so I guess I can say whatever I want here. I think Donny Darko is a shit movie. Fight me on it. If you need content that's not in the movie (the book referenced only briefly in the movie) to understand the movie, it's a cheap way to confuse the audience and pretend you have a mind bending premise.
Anyways, we're starting back up again and we already have a head start on you. If you feel up to it, you have 2 weeks to catch up.
This Month's Book: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
First published in 1864, yes that's almost 160 years ago, Jules Verne's expansive adventure takes us into the Earth's core and through wondrous lands held within. Not to be confused with hollow earth or mole people, this journey uses what was at the time cutting edge scientific theory to craft a fantasy world of "what if?"
It's very likely that you've heard of Verne, as he was a prolific writer, penning such greats as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, and the truly unparalleled classic - Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen. Verne has inspired writers for generations, including the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
There's also at least 5 movies made of this story, so feel free to cheat if you're an illiterate scum bag. Buy what we’re reading here: Amazon Link A wonderfully read version by Tim Curry (yes that one): Audible Link
It's a very old book so there's also a ton of ways to read it for free.
Join us May 7th at 7PM for a Google Meet call to discuss the book: Google Meet Link