Friday, December 28, 2012

Atomic Reading Club 2013 - It's Criminal


Baltimore has had a long and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) rich tradition with crime. But we've also had a strong connection to crime literature. Edgar Allan Poe, inventor of the detective story, died on our streets (Yay us! We killed Poe!). Dashiell Hammett, creator of Sam Spade, was from Maryland. And of course, Baltimore, via David Simon, has given the world the books Homicide and The Corner as well as the NBC series Homicide and the HBO series The Wire. And Laura Lippman's beloved investigator Tess Monaghan wanders our streets even when Laura's off in New Orleans.

As a city, crime is in our blood. So this year our book club's theme is downright criminal! We're reading books about crime.

January - We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
February - Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb / Tim Sale
March - Under The Banner Of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
April - The Big Con by David Maurer
May - Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollock
June - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
July - The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake
August - The Likeness by Tara French
September - The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
October - People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
November - Pimp by Iceberg Slim
December - The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

As always, the titles are all 15% off for Reading Club members and all you have to do to join is tell us at the counter! Discussions for each title is the last Wednesday of the month, at Atomic Books, 7:30pm!
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