Quarantine Club: Let's All Read "The Plague" Together

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1

Great idea. Wonderful book. Uplifting even!

2

A great novel about a pandemic flu wiping out civilization is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)

4

Sounds fun. My office happens to have a copy of the Gilbert translation on the shelf. I've never read it, but now is the time to remedy that.

5

Ha! I just recommended that book to a friend at work yesterday. I have read it and have a copy of it.

6

Brilliant!

7

I’m in

8

Is it impenetrably dense? I happened upon a copy of Plato's Republic a couple years ago and thought it might be a fun read, as I've never delved too heavily into the philosophical classics and... Holy shit. The actual work was preceded by a lengthy introduction, which itself was preceded by a translator's introduction, which I never did manage to make it all of the way through. Kept it bedside and it certainly did serve as a remarkably useful cure for insomnia.

I remember David Schmaeder's short lived goofy-ass film discussions that he used to post here though, and they were always fun reads and so I'll give this a shot!

9

Next up: De Rerum Natura, Book VI. Que disfruten

10

This is great! What about read Blindness by Saramago next?

11

"Pale Horse, Pale Rider" by Katherine A. Porter is my go-to novella for plague reading. Love story unfolds during Spanish Flu, 1917. Check it.

12

@10, @11 -- Thanks for those ideas! I'll add those to the list of potential next books in this club.

13

@2 agreed! This is one of my favorites and I always recommend it.

14

Fabulous.

15

The Stranger recommending The Plague is so meta.

16

Fab idea! Started reading--I read La Peste in French for a literature class. The English translation captures the mood well!

17

Super into this. My copy's sitting in storage in Seattle while I'm in plague exile in Oaxaca, so I just downloaded the Kindle version.

18

Started reading it three weeks. Every one dies, starting with the rats. Think the first one was named "The Donald".

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Also there's a free pdf version online.

20

I'd not heard of this author. I see he also wrote a book called "The Stranger". I doubt this is a coincidence ... what's the link?

21

The link is not working.....have picture, need email......

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@21 quarantineclub@thestranger.com