Reminder: To The White Sea is November's book selection
Still reading along with The A.V. Club's Wrapped Up In Books club? Here's your official reminder of the next selection. Starting Monday, November 30th, we'll spend a week delving into Scott Tobias' suggestion for the section, James Dickey's To The White Sea. Here's what Scott has to say about why he selected it:
"After hearing that the Coen brothers intended to adapt To The White Sea as a movie—a project they’ve since put on indefinite hold—I was curious to imagine how this deep cut in Dickey’s bibliography (he’s most often noted for writing the novel Deliverance) would look through the Coens’ lens. What struck me immediately about the book, in light of the Coens, was how purely visual it is, a survivalist tale with virtually no dialogue. As an American soldier, downed in Tokyo before the World War II fire-bombings, evades capture and makes his way to the mountains—calling upon instincts picked up from his youth in Alaska—the books grows ever more abstract and beautiful. Imagine this book in Fargo white, and enjoy the adventure."
And as an additional reminder, there will be no book discussion in December, since we'll all be absorbed in holiday events and travel at the end of the month. At that point, you voracious readers are on your own!