July 2012: Under the Skin

UnderTheSkinCoverThe July book is now Under the Skin by Michel Faber.  We’re putting Black by Ted Dekker off until August, due to some confusion about available copies at the library.  Apologies!

Under the Skin is also being made into a feature film starring Scarlett Johansson.

The Description for Under the Skin from Amazon.com:

Hailed as “original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century” (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned.

Described as a “fascinating psychological thriller” (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory-our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amok, Under the Skin has been internationally received as the arrival of an exciting talent, rich and assured.

Happy reading!  Look forward to seeing you on July 17th for the discussion.

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