Hey hey, Dusty Anachronists - thankyou for being up for this communal reading shenanigan!
Just a brief thought on how to work it - if we all kick off reading a specific book at roughly the same time, discussion will be open from then on. And it will remain open on all the books, till the end of time. I'll moderate it, but lightly.
We'll get some links going about authors, context, background etc, too.
Also, participation is as you feel. I'll keep the blog updated with whenabouts we're gonna be reading/discussing which books, and feel free to join in whenever.
So, without any more Hessing about, Siddhartha (1922) is going to be the first book. Anyone who doesn't want to buy a copy can get the full text on Project Gutenberg, apparently. It's going to plunge us into talking about some major big shit (enlightenment, dude!) so I'm almost tempted to revoke it and make us read something piss-easy instead, like Kafka's 'The Vulture', where a vulture mutilates a man's feet before it drowns in his blood. Nice and concise.
No, Siddhartha it is.