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Friday, June 12, 2020

An online reading group for 'Under the Volcano'

Eric Wagner and Gregory Arnott have formed a reading group on Facebook to read Malcolm Lowry's classic novel, Under the Volcano.

Everyone is invited to join the new Facebook group for the reading group and participate.

Modern Library's list of "100 Best Novels" places Under the Volcano at No. 11, and it's amusing to take a moment to glance through the list; Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, a book I really like and which was the subject of a reading group on this blog, comes in at #53. On the Road by Jack Kerouac, a book I dislike, is No. 55. One of my favorite writers, Sinclair Lewis, comes in at No. 68 with Main Street.

The Kindle version of Lowry's book is only $1.


Eric Wagner said...

Thank you Tom, I look forward to an exciting group.

Van Scott said...

I lived in Cuernavaca for six months when I was a lot younger, and read Under the Volcano during my stay there. Very unsettling book. I’m not a Facebook fan but I’m tempted by this. I’d love to read it again.

Rarebit Fiend said...

Van- I hate facebook as well but I started a fake account just to participate. It sounds like you'd have a lot to add to the group!.