08 March 2007

Read In Unison

I'm tempted by Brit's suggestion of Bryan Appleyard's How To Live Forever. It seems to touch on our favorite issues, but with a different spin -- both of which are important. Also, the chance to drag the author along for the ride doesn't come along every day.

What do you all think?

21 comments:

erp said...

Quite a timely title for me. I'm good to go one way or the other.

joe shropshire said...

Count me in. Unless: this Appleyard fellow isn't Sicilian, is he?

Oroborous said...

Good one, Joe.

Susan's Husband said...

Do we have to order it from the UK? I can't find it in stock at Amazon nor Barnes & Noble.

Peter Burnet said...

I checked our local mega-store last night too, but no trace. If anybody has any leads I'd be grateful, as I might be in the States next week.

Brit said...

I think you might have to ship it from the UK. I did say that was a drawback.

Brit said...

I've emailed Bryan Appleyard and he informs me that unfortunately there is no US publisher at the mo, so you'll have to get it through Amazon.co.uk.

Duck said...

OK, I'm in. I know I said that last time but didn't participate, but I really want to find out how to live forever.

Hey Skipper said...

I'm in.

erp said...

Joe, Mr. Spock here. People have noted the likeness about the ears, but this is first time I've had it confirmed scientifically, Vulcan it is. I hope that won't intimidate any of you guys.

Ali said...

I'll join in too.

Peter Burnet said...

Great, so we're going to discuss a book most of us can't find. No problem, we've been well-trained in that.

David said...

If we can wait till late April to get going, I'll smuggle some back from Blighty.

erp said...

David, late April's good. Let me know how to handle the damages.

I was wondering if it would be awkward to discuss a book with the author part of the discussion. I'd hate to say something to hurt his feelings.

Susan's Husband said...

If you're going to smuggle it back from the UK, I'll go in too.

Brit said...

erp:

I doubt Mr Appleyard will join in too much, but there's a chance he'll pop in to see how it's going. Also, we Englishmen make it a point of honour to (pretend to) never have our feelings hurt.

Duck said...

Will Amazon UK ship it to the US? If not, then I'll buy one of David's smuggled copies.

Brit said...

I'm pretty sure they will. I've bought stuff from Amazon.com before.

David said...

I've bought at least one Harry Potter book from Amazon.uk. They will ship into the states. However, check the shipping costs. My memory is that it was surprisingly expensive.

Hey Skipper said...

David:

If you are going into the book smuggling business, count me in for one.

JR said...

David: If you'll all suffer a Johnny-come-lately I'd be delighted to join in?