The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, November 10 at 7pm - we will be discussing our current selection, Civilizations by Laurent Binet.
“At once a profoundly thoughtful book and a very playful one . . . Civilizations is a page-turner. Credit here goes to both Binet and his translator, Sam Taylor, whose English prose is clipped, opinionated, and vivid . . . Civilizations is a serious success, in every sense of the word serious. If you read one novel this fall, make it this.” -Lily Meyer, NPR
“Civilizations exists on a whole different tier of ambition . . . You can sense how much fun Binet is having, rearranging the cultural collage and inverting the power dynamics.” -Michael LaPointe, The Times Literary Supplement
“A daring and often delightful counterfactual history of transatlantic conquest . . . [Civilizations] ingeniously configures a new framework of colonialism, with Mexico dominating the new world. Binet delights with his imaginative powers.”
All book club selections are 20% off until the next meeting - and meetings are of course open to all!