Our Melbourne pandemic lockdown will continue through September, and then in a relaxed form through October, so I’m looking for a few hardy souls to help me tackle my cultural catch-up from 2019. Four books and three films that I should have read or watched, but for various reasons didn’t. We’re talking about award winners, we’re talking accolade-heavy, we’re encompassing literary/thriller/sci-fi. All are on Kindle or iTunes (some might be on other sites, shops, or streaming services). Every week we pore over a book or catch a flick, then on Sunday we Zoom to dissect and discuss.
This is not for the faint of heart. Indeed, I’d wager it’s only for those who don’t have day jobs, who are obsessive, and who are pandemic-restless-and-bored-shitless. I need three such companions, otherwise I’ll can the whole idea and mentally bin those novels/films for all time.
Contact me on andres@AndresKabel.com!
Our seven challenges over seven weeks? In no particular order:
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
- Motherless Brooklyn
- The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven
- Sorry We Missed You
- Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars
- Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
would just participating in the movies disrupt the flow/balance?
No, not at all!