a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

the freda book club

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
[listen to the author read an excerpt]
"Is Austen all about love and courtship? Or money and class? Is she about second chances? Having it all or settling for less? And what of the characters who don't have happy endings? For that matter, what is a happy ending? ''What if you had a happy ending and didn't notice?''.
Talk about parallel universes -- just imagine a book club discussing a book about a book club discussing a book.