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Book Club : Book 1 [Mar. 12th, 2010|06:55 pm]
VOTING IS NOW OVER! Please do not submit any more votes. If you missed the deadline, I'm sorry.

The End of Mr. Y
by Scarlett Thomas

Total Votes in Poll: 3
Total Pages: 416 pages
Publisher: Harvest Books Average Rating: 3.96 Stars

A cursed book. A missing professor. Some nefarious men in gray suits. And a dreamworld called the Troposphere?

Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists—especially Thomas Lumas and The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she mysteriously uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel is launched into an adventure of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between.

Seeking answers, Ariel follows in Mr. Y’s footsteps: She swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere—a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination?

With The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas brings us another fast-paced mix of popular culture, love, mystery, and irresistible philosophical adventure.

Other Information:

You have the next 4 weeks to acquire and read this book. On April 9 the discussion post will be open and we will start our next Book Club book. The discussion post will officially close after two weeks, but if you're in the middle of discussing an aspect of the book with another person, you're allowed to post as much as you want within it. The suggestions post for the next book will be posted on March 26 so mark your calendars! We plan on having both the suggestions post and voting post done before April 2.

We will also be allowing individual posts if something hasn't been covered in the questionnaire. If there's something important you feel needs discussing, please don't be shy. We do ask that you make sure it's not been brought up elsewhere, however. Cluttering the community with repeated posts doesn't do any good! :) We will allow you to post these things at your own discretion. If you feel that something is important, go ahead! It's not necessary to run it by anyone else. This community is for fun, learning and sharing wonderful books with each other! Please don't feel limited or

Please understand that the date we start a particular book is not the date you must buy it. Remember, you have 4 weeks to read each book in preparation for the discussion post. If you want to buy the book right away and read it in one sitting, that's fine. It's equally as fine if you want to wait until the last week and buy and read it then. We will plan on having at least one full week before the actual start date of a book in which you will know what the book is and be able to purchase it, but the way you go about this is entirely up to you. I'm only bringing this up because a couple of people have expressed confusion about whether they'll have time to get the book and read it before the discussions.

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