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General Discussion => Books 'n Readin' => Topic started by: anais.jude on July 15, 2008, 04:41:05 PM

Title: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 15, 2008, 04:41:05 PM
As we at the Rifftrax book club finish up our current selection, we invite any interested party in joining us for the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/anaisjude/kavalier20and20clay.jpg)


Here is the amazon link for any interested parties. And look! Used Copies for as little as 2 bucks!

http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Adventures-Kavalier-Clay/dp/0312282990/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216165015&sr=8-2
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2008, 02:58:57 PM
I read that years ago.  Great book.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on July 20, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
Fancy reading it again, and joining in the discussion?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 20, 2008, 07:34:45 PM
Nah, but I certainly appreciate it.  I'll probably only do a book club if a comic book comes up.  Although if it comes up I might read "Crooked Little Vein" again.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 20, 2008, 09:15:56 PM
I am not reading comic books for this Book club.
Unless it is American Splendor.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: TeamRAD on July 20, 2008, 10:35:02 PM
Nah, but I certainly appreciate it.  I'll probably only do a book club if a comic book comes up. 

If the RBC chooses Watchmen at any time, I'll join up for a reread and discuss it.

 :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 21, 2008, 04:30:21 AM
BTA is such an elitist!   :D
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on July 21, 2008, 07:42:36 AM
BTA is such an elitist!   :D
He's also correct. I love graphic novels but for book club purposes I don't think they work all that well.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 21, 2008, 10:25:11 AM
I completely disagree, as long as its a complete story arch, I think it would work fine. Graphic novels, though they do not take long to read, still seem to say a lot about the world. I thin kwe will discover this since Kavalier and Clay is about a guy who writes "comics"
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on July 21, 2008, 10:28:47 AM
I completely disagree, as long as its a complete story arch, I think it would work fine. Graphic novels, though they do not take long to read, still seem to say a lot about the world. I thin kwe will discover this since Kavalier and Clay is about a guy who writes "comics"

Completely missing my point while actually stating it ;)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 21, 2008, 12:29:15 PM
why does it matter how long a book takes to read? Women didn't take me that long to read either.
Kavalier and Clay on the other hand.....I am not even sure all of us will finish it
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on July 21, 2008, 12:36:14 PM
Because we can divide Women or any other written novel into sections to be discussed. The nature of a graphic novel is that while it might be very dense we can all finish it in short order and then have to discuss the whole thing at once. They just don't flow with the format of a book club.

I'm not even sure why you're defending Graphic Novels seeing how you already told me you don't like them.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 21, 2008, 01:58:55 PM
Originally the book club was designed to discuss the entire book at one time. I am defending graphic novels because I don't want anyone to feel left out of the book club. that's all
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 21, 2008, 02:07:52 PM
I'm not reading a graphic novel in place of a book, so that would leave me out.
Not that I don't like them, I just don't think they are as interesting to talk about.  The themes are pretty much the same in them all.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 21, 2008, 02:23:12 PM
I disagree.  The themes in Persopolis may not be the same as the themes in Unnatural Selections: A Far Side Gallery.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 21, 2008, 02:49:05 PM
Well I'll never know.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 21, 2008, 03:44:22 PM
anyway, this is a discussion for another thread.


Here we talk about Kavalier and Clay, only! (or unicorns  :D )
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 06:08:25 PM
Ok so it arrived, shall we begin?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on July 31, 2008, 06:10:03 PM
For the record, I thought the book was amazing.  Have fun!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 31, 2008, 06:40:05 PM
For the record, I thought the book was amazing.  Have fun!

Ditto.  One of my favorite books of the last few years.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on July 31, 2008, 08:21:19 PM
I started.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on July 31, 2008, 08:36:23 PM
Shall we read the first 50 pages? Or shoudl we read to the end of the first section (which would be, what, 75 pages?)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 01, 2008, 05:09:44 AM
I'd go with the latter since there seems to be some sort point behiond having it divided into sections.

Oh and I started as well.

I will try to get the proposed fourth member on still, she's expressed a desire to be part of this.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 01, 2008, 07:30:33 AM
yea, Tripe, get a move on!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Courtney on August 01, 2008, 04:05:21 PM
For the record, I thought the book was amazing.  Have fun!

Ditto.  One of my favorite books of the last few years.

Concurred.  Outstanding.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on August 06, 2008, 02:54:16 PM
I read this book about 4 years ago and wouldn't mind re-reading it - thought it was great.  But right now I'm about 45 pages away from the end of Hound of the Baskervilles, so I might be a little slow catching up.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 06, 2008, 02:55:43 PM
Eh, I'd not worry about that, have a read and see if you can join us :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 06, 2008, 08:20:36 PM
yea, I don't know about Tripe and BTA, but I barely started it. Although it got real good, real fast
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2008, 05:15:29 AM
I'm about 20 pages from reaching the discussion point, it makes me want to dig out my collection of Yiddish supernatural stories :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 07, 2008, 07:02:38 AM
Hey Tripe, what's the deal with your friend?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2008, 07:03:20 AM
She's says she'll be here.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 07, 2008, 06:36:12 PM
I ain't finished, but in page 54 of my edition
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Just thought I would point out. This stuff is clearly very potent!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on August 08, 2008, 12:16:00 PM
I started yesterday.  As soon as I'm doing typing this, I'm gonna continue (I'm just about to start chapter 3 ).
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 09, 2008, 01:08:02 PM
Ok ready when you are  :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 09, 2008, 02:20:15 PM
I am also ready to discuss
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on August 09, 2008, 09:36:21 PM
I just got to the discussion point.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 11, 2008, 03:27:28 PM
Me done now.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 11, 2008, 05:02:11 PM
Alright then.

Initial thoughts everybody.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 11, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
i am very interested to see where the escapism theme goes. I like that both Sam and Josef feel the need to escape, Josef from Nazi-ism, and Sam from....well Brooklyn. I hope to hear more about Sam in the next section.


If anyone has read 100 years of Solitude, the opening line of this novel is very similar because both opening lines feature various elements of time. I though that was neat (if kind of copying)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 13, 2008, 05:19:12 PM
Well there is obviously a magic realism element to the novel and if you're going to be influenced by magic realism, you can't go wrong in having a touch of Márquez.

I really like the novel so far, I loved the whole business with the hunt for the Golem and I think I want to take a trip to Prague.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 14, 2008, 12:05:43 PM
Yeah, I liked the Golem stuff too cuz it reminded me of that X-Files episode.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 14, 2008, 12:07:22 PM
There's an X-Files episode about a golem?

I really should dig out my book of Yiddish Folktales.

Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 14, 2008, 01:05:37 PM
I looked it up on Wikipedia. I are smart.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 14, 2008, 01:16:33 PM
There's an X-Files episode about a golem?

I really should dig out my book of Yiddish Folktales.



This is the episode:
http://www.tv.com/the-x-files/kaddish/episode/578/summary.html (http://www.tv.com/the-x-files/kaddish/episode/578/summary.html)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on August 14, 2008, 10:40:10 PM
Is is just me, or could chapter three be it's own little stand alone short story?  (The reason I ask is I'm SURE I've heard it before as it's own stand-alone story, possibly in elementary school, but when I check the copyright info it doesn't have that 'portions of this book have been previously published in a different form' disclaimer you usually see in such cases.)

I've never seen the Golem X-Files, but then the number of X-Files eps I've seen probably doesn't number in the high teens.  (I've got the DVD sets for season 1 & 2 and am slooooowly working my way through them.  How slowly?  I started in August '06 and am only up to Season 1, disc 3, episode 4.)

Overall, while I've read the book before, I'd forgotten just how much of a fan of it I am (especially since I read Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union last year and was incredibly disappointed by it).  I'm also shocked at how much of the book I've forgotten - I could, if pressed, tell you a handful of plot points from throughout the book but not how they get from point a to point b.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on August 17, 2008, 08:24:18 PM
Thought I'd chime in here and say that because my books didn't arrive on Friday, I decided to read Kavalier and Clay again.  I don't know what point you guys are up to, but I'm on...er...page 390-something.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 17, 2008, 08:42:49 PM
well the first discussion point was after part 1. Now we are going to read to part 2 and then discuss again.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 18, 2008, 05:02:36 AM
Yeah I think that would work pretty well.

So meet bacjk here in a couple of days then :)

Oh and Basehart, if you want to join the club, you can choose the book after boingo2000 (who gets to choose the book after this one) :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on August 19, 2008, 06:54:13 PM
Erm, so I've finished the book.  I'll be waiting impatiently for you guys to get to the end of part II.  :)

and Basehart, if you want to join the club, you can choose the book after boingo2000 (who gets to choose the book after this one) :)

Hmm...  Possibly.  Are there any guidelines to the choice?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 19, 2008, 07:03:24 PM
Try to keep it vaguely literary, which means no an absolute ban on genre fiction but if you go with a genre piece try to go for a writer who transcends whatever genre they are writing in (Kurt Vonnegut or Cormac McCarthy for example)

Really the main guideline is "will this lend itself to interesting discussions?"  :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on August 22, 2008, 11:26:02 AM
I've finished Part II.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2008, 12:28:24 PM
Me too, and since you're the first to finish, how about you post some discussion points :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on August 28, 2008, 09:01:49 AM
I have reaached the discussion point, and I have plenty to say! But my notes are at home, so I will post them laters.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on September 08, 2008, 05:04:37 PM
Me too, and since you're the first to finish, how about you post some discussion points :)

It took me a while to pull my head out of my schpadoinkle, but here goes:

First off, as a comic book fan, I really like the Escapist's origin story (though interestingly, I like it more as the prose presented in this book then when Chabon wrote it as an actual comic book story. (http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Presents-Amazing-Adventures-Escapist/dp/159307171X)  (Clay's other characters are decent, too).  And since Davy O'Dowd brought it up, what elements do you guys of Joe and Sam in the Escapist's story?  Big Al is obviously a fictionalized version of The Mighty Molecule (if you need any evidence, I present the fact that he's the only one out of the entire cast of supporting characters who gets more then a half sentence of backstory) and Max Mayflower is more then likely a Kornblum substitute, but is there anything else?

I'm a fan of Chabon's ability to evoke the period of 1939 New York (not that I've even been to 1939 New York), and his ability to paint a portrait of a newly developing art form (the comic book)'s growing pains.  It didn't know that it grew out of the novelty toy business, but it makes sense if you think about it for any length of time.  For that matter, you've got to respect how well-drawn the character of Sheldon Anapol is, considering he could very easily have been the gruff boss cliche.  He's likable enough that you can see why Sam respects him, but it's still heartbreaking when Anapol takes editorial control away from him in favour of Deasey.

In the same vein, I really respect Sam for waling away from the deal.  Had I been in the same position, I would have taken any compromise, especially with the fate of the entire Kavalier family in Prague weighing on the results of the choices made at that moment - I would have buckled like a belt.

I know I've said more about Clay then Kavalier here, but that's because I've always found him the more interesting character.  It's probably due to the fact that I'm more a fan of writers than artists - when it comes to comic books in general, I'm willing to overlook a poorly drawn story if the plot is good, but spectacular art doesn't pardon an uninvolving plotline.  IMHO.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on September 08, 2008, 07:43:01 PM
Ok I loved the origin story too, and I didn't know about the Graphic novels so I'll have to check those out. I remember thinking when Joe states "I wish he was real", that I did too, not actually real but real in the sense of there being an actual set of stories about him (i love pulp fiction so i'd have loved to have read The Escapist, either in graphic or text form).

I like writers best of all too but actually I'm most interested in Kavalier (well actually I'm pretty interested in Rosa, but that's another story ;)) I like that, in Prague he's a sophisticated young man just starting out in the world yet, once he reaches New York he has been reduced to the exotic European.

He reminds me of a guy that worked in the Kitchens at the Summer Camp I used to run. Back home (in the Czech Republic as it happened) he was on his way to getting a PhD in physics but most people, not knowing this, just thought he was a strange little guy from eastern Europe.

I think both Big Al and Omar are different facets of the Mighty molecule, Big Al, is his strength and his surprisingly sensitive nature while Omar has the touches of the bizarre, many of them more affectation than actuality.

Not sure about Miss Plum Blossom though.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on September 08, 2008, 07:59:15 PM
I like the involvement of magic in the book, which is something that seems to transmute from Joe's tutelage with Kornblum to his creation of The Escapist, which I see is more of a oblique form of illusion and not just the direct form of escapism that both the cousins are trying to achieve.

Oh and Tripe, I wouldn't bother with the graphic novels.  I've read a couple of them, and they rarely match the quality of Chabon's writing.  Even when Chabon writes a couple of them.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on September 09, 2008, 07:49:01 AM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on November 09, 2008, 06:16:58 PM
ok, so clearly our little book club has fallen to the wayside. It's probably because I picked a long novel and then I wasn't even able to read cause I was studying for that damn comp exam. So, guys, should we finish Kavalier and Clay or move on?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on November 10, 2008, 05:22:05 AM
I think we should finish. Once you're clear of exams we should go ahead and finish the thing.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on November 10, 2008, 05:33:12 AM
i am momentarily clear of exams. I have one in January and then one in MArch or April.

BTA, Basehart, boingo2000, what say ye?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on November 25, 2008, 04:36:05 PM
I'm all for finishing in theory, but between my last post and this post, I've moved.  I have no idea which box the book is in...
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on November 25, 2008, 04:51:59 PM
Will you be unpacking those boxes in the near future?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on November 28, 2008, 08:16:58 PM
Will you be unpacking those boxes in the near future?


Depend entirely on which box the book is in.  However, based on a quick sweep I just did of the boxes I had easy access to (with no results) I'd say an estimated discovery date of early 2009  wouldn't be inappropriate.

I suppose I could check if my local library had a copy for the time being...
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: boingo2000 on December 06, 2008, 07:17:25 PM
Good news!

Just found the box with the book.  I have it right beside me as I type this very sentence.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on December 06, 2008, 11:48:03 PM
yay! so to section 3 then?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on December 07, 2008, 05:32:02 AM
Fine by me, BTA?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 04:25:11 PM
I too sick to do much of anything right now.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on December 08, 2008, 04:30:25 PM
Sorry about being sick, BTA  :(

I just got over the flu myself. Yuck!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on December 08, 2008, 04:34:54 PM
Well, like I told Anais, go get some elderberry syrup  :)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 05:15:03 PM
I can't even get up.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on December 08, 2008, 05:16:20 PM
Is it polio then?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2008, 05:16:40 PM
I can't even get up.

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be bettertomorrowamy....
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
probably
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 05:17:54 PM
I wish somebody would just crush my skull in a vise.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on December 08, 2008, 05:19:24 PM
Looking at a computer screen isn't helping matters I'd bet.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 05:23:11 PM
no, I need that tank from Altered States to live in for a while
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2008, 05:26:22 PM
But not too long.  That shit'll de-evolve you, or something.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on December 08, 2008, 05:27:07 PM
If i lived near you, I would drive over there and make you chicken soup....and then give you some heroin so you could sleep through the sickness
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: Tripe on December 08, 2008, 05:27:53 PM
But not too long.  That shit'll de-evolve you, or something.
It certainly isn't good for the general muscle tone
(http://www.alexalienart.com/AlteredStates2.JPG)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on December 08, 2008, 06:10:14 PM
But not too long.  That shit'll de-evolve you, or something.

If I could de-evolve into something without a nervous system, that would be great.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Post by: anais.jude on January 11, 2009, 03:22:33 PM
I finished our current section of the book, but I doubt this is a good time for it. I am just going to finish it and if anyone wants to talk about the book as a whole, we can do that