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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on July 1 at 10:07 AM


Four books on various topics going on tonight in the Seattle metro area.

Over at First Baptist Church on Harvard, two theologians named Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker read from Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire. It looks to be lovingly critical of Christianity’s fetishistic obsession with crucifixion. This looks pretty interesting. More information can be found here.

And at Elliot Bay Book Company, Darin Strauss reads from More Than It Hurts You. Strauss wrote a novel called Chang and Eng, about the famous siamese twins. Regardless of its fascinating subject matter, it was pretty dull. I haven’t read Strauss since.

Up at Third Place Books, Jonathan Harrington reads from The Climate Diet, which is all about how you can “Cut Carbon, Cut Costs, and Save the Planet” just like this guy:

At the University Book Store, we leave the planet Earth behind entirely with Mary Rosenblum, who has written a book called Horizons, which is a science fiction novel about how human life would develop in zero gravity, which was covered to hilarious effect in Wall-E.

Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is on our Books page.

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Strauss seem to be a darling for the TBTL douchbags.

They seem to think it is cool that the guy has NO ONE come to his "readings".

Posted by ecce homo | July 1, 2008 10:20 AM

I wish they'd put Captain Planet back on the air.

Posted by prenks | July 2, 2008 7:33 AM

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