After completing the first book club challenge (Carmilla), the book club is looking for new adventures.
This week the Fates may vote between 'The Quiet Boy' by Nick Antoscas, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' by F.Scott Fitzgerald, and 'The Phoenix on the Sword' by Robert Ervin Howard.
The poll closes tomorrow evening and the book club members have one week to read the chosen short story for our Saturday afternoon hangout.
If you'd like to partake in this craziness, join us in the Book of Fates Discord-channel where we meet for live book club voice chats. But be warned, it's not for the faint of heart.
Book club assignment options:
The Quiet Boy
by Nick Antosca
Suggested by Discord member @Rawralicious, this short story is the basis for Guillermo del Toro-Produced ‘Antlers’, co-written with “Channel Zero” creator Nick Antosca.
But there was no Goldilocks in his story. There were only the Wolfs, who lived together in a cave above a town. Big Wolf, Middle Wolf, and Little Wolf. Big Wolf was a brute. Little Wolf was timid. Middle Wolf was the peacemaker.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald, a pillar of American literature from 1920 through his death in 1940, published the short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 1922. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” follows a 70-year-old man who is destined to age backwards.
The Phoenix on the Sword
by Robert Ervin Howard
"The Phoenix on the Sword" is the first of the Conan the Barbarian series, and begins with a middle-aged Conan of Cimmeria attempting to govern the turbulent kingdom of Aquilonia.
Please choose wisely, our lives are in your hands.