Sorry for running late on this one… Please drop some book club nominations for October (preferably not 1000 pages as we are getting started a little late).

Since it’s spooky season I’ll nominate John Dies at The End by Jason Pargin. It’s an awesome horror/sci-fi with a sharp sense of humor.

  • @shortwavesurfer@monero.town
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    510 months ago

    I thought John Dies at the End sounded familliar. I remembereading "This book is full of spiders: seriously, dude, don't touch it"

  • @treefrog@lemm.ee
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    510 months ago

    I would read John Dies at the End. I enjoyed the movie and watched it long enough ago the only thing I remember is that John died at the end.

  • bl00dmeat
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    410 months ago

    I second John Dies At The End. You may find it under the pen name "David Wong". Amazing book and a really great movie adaptation, IMO as someone who watched the movie first.

  • @chrisp999@lemmy.world
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    410 months ago

    Just so there is some variety I'll nominate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Something short and light to work out the kinks for the thread format.

    All these other suggestions sound good so far though. Whatever works I'll probably be adding them to my backlog.

    • @Tenthrow@lemmy.worldOPM
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      110 months ago

      I love this suggestion (it has been so long since I reread it) and I hope we can see it gain traction in future votes. And thanks for bringing it up, I may just go ahead and reread it anyway :D

  • Bebo
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    310 months ago

    A memory called Empire. Or Hyperion. Or Revelation Space.

  • Bebo
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    110 months ago

    Another suggestion: Empire of Silence (Suneater series 1).

  • @Tenthrow@lemmy.worldOPM
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    110 months ago

    So I recognize that the late request is my fault (sorry, Im new). So I am going to call an audible this month for two reasons. The upvotes and suggestions seemed to favor John Dies at The End, which I think is a great choice in general to read in October. In the future we'll have a proper vote and get started earlier. I will take all the nominees from this list and add them to a post for next month and we'll get a proper vote going for November.

    October Book Club is John Dies at the End.