Books Reading Tonight
posted by October 27 at 10:16 AMon
We have two high-quality events tonight, and one event I know nothing about.
Here is the know-nothing: John Soennichsen is at the University Book Store with a book called Bretz’s Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World’s Greatest Flood. We know we have rebel geologists and a flood, but the very long title doesn’t help at all in determining the content of the book. Honestly, it sounds kind of like a Creationist book—the one geologist who dared to look for Noah’s Ark!—but I’m assuming the good people of the University Book Store wouldn’t do that to us. If you’re interested in investigating, check here.
At the Hugo House tonight, Charles de Lint is reading. De Lint is a fantasy author who has written many books that I read when I was thirteen. I recall that he was very fond of word play and double entendres. Now he seems to be mainly a young adult author. Which is just about perfect. If you’re into fantasy, this would be the reading for you.
And at Town Hall, Mia Kirshner reads from I Live Here. I regret that I was on vacation two weeks ago and didn’t have time to write this book up: It’s a large book that contains four smaller books about troubled areas around the world. There are comics and photos and journals and reportage. It’s a lovely, wonderful book with contributions by great authors you should be paying attention to like Chris Abani, and by great comics artists you should already know, like Joe Sacco and Phoebe Gloeckner. You should go to this one.
The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.