Ok, so I made a little list of books and I want you guys to tell me which one you would want to read for the book club?
Paper Towns -John Green
Spinning Into Butter -Rebecca Gilman
Julius Caesar -Shakespeare
A Prayer For Owen Meany -John Irving
*Perhaps I should give you more info!
'Paper Towns' and 'A Prayer For Owen Meany' are novels; 'Spinning Into Butter' and 'Julius Caesar' are plays. We probably all have at least heard of 'Paper Towns' and 'Julius Caesar', so here is what is written on the back of 'Spinning Into Butter' and 'A Prayer For Owen Meany'.
Spinning Into Butter:
Set on a college campus in Vermont, it is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that is at once profound, disturbing, darkly comic, and deeply cathartic. [the author] challenges out preconceptions about race relations, writing of a liberal dean of a student named Sarah Daniels who investigates the pinning of anonymous, clearly racist letters on the door of one of the college's few African American students. The stunning discovery that there is a virulent racist on campus forces Sarah, along with other faculty members and students, to explore her feelings about racism, leading to surprising discoveries and painful insights that will rivet and provoke the reader as perhaps no play since David Mamet's Oleanna has done. (I read Oleanna by the way. It
was good, but I think 'Spinning Into Butter' is much better!)
A Prayer For Owen Meany:
Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument. He is. This is [the author's]most comic novel; yet Owen Meany is [his] most heartbreaking character. *