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Goines Book Club & Formspring


Real updates coming soon…

For now, a few things about the whole “Goines Book Club” jump-off. I started a Formspring account like every other asshole out there, but it’s going to be set-up for the Goines book club in the sense that it’s a place to toss-out some questions or comments about Goines, his work, and the specific book for the month. Feel free to use it as more something like a message board, as in, you don’t have to have a simple question for me. Of course, if you have a simple question about Goines–or hell, even a non-Goines question–you wanna ask me, I’ll answer that too.

But really, the main reason for the Formspring is so I can gauge the interest in the book club and what direction to take this whole thing. My issue with Formspring is the same one I have with conventional teaching–the whole, one dude in charge of it all thing–and so, I’d like to at least try to temper my view on his work by providing a place to read what others want to talk/think about in his work.

This weekend, there will be a series of essays introducing Goines and where I think he’s coming from. They’ll be called “Locating Goines”. On Monday, I’ll drop an essay on Dopefiend and ideally, some of you will like it or hate and we’ll argue about it. Originally, it was just gonna be a Dopefiend essay and then I wanted to do some like, throat-clearing introductory shit, but then I didn’t want that to cloud you guys’ readings of the book, so I’m dropping it on you last minute, right before we get into Dopefiend.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the Goines Book Club Syllabus.

Written by Brandon

January 27th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

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  1. Shit. I'm late. Gonna go get @ library this weekend and be a little behind.


    28 Jan 10 at 3:56 am

  2. Library system doesn't have a copy. I'll start on February.


    28 Jan 10 at 5:37 am

  3. Cool. "Whoreson" is next. Or go to Barnes or Borders and steal it. They're small. Easy to drop into a bag.


    28 Jan 10 at 5:41 am

  4. Brandon,
    Ever heard of goodreads? A friend of mine convinced me to join so I said why not. It is a cool way to keep track of the books you read and it has other decent features.

    Vee (Scratch)

    31 Jan 10 at 7:39 am

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