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GD Book Club - Book 1, Week 1

Ah, the time has come for us to begin reading The Cheese Monkeys, by Chip Kidd. I hope a ton of you went out and bought the book. If not, then get it now, or join us next time. This book is rather short, so we’ll go through it quite quickly. By March 31st, please read the “Fall Semester.” This should be plenty of time, so even if you don’t have the book you can get it quickly and join in.

Use this thread for discussion until then. On the 31st I’ll post some more specific questions and topics. If anyone has any ideas, shoot me a message at brook@deadtreepress.net. Since this is the first book, please give us feedback on how you think this is going (format, timeframes, looser moderators, etc.)


Read the original post regarding the book club and all about The Cheese Monkeys.

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PUBLISHED ON Mar.19.2003 BY brook
vibranium’s comment is:

It's a great book. I plan on rereading it and joining in.

On Mar.19.2003 at 10:14 AM
Sam’s comment is:

It's also a really quick read--you keep reading waiting for it to switch from Apollo to Bodoni. And of course, waiting for the part about cheese...

On Mar.19.2003 at 11:58 AM
pk’s comment is:

he's writing a sequel. told me himself. yay! i want a movie.

On Mar.19.2003 at 11:59 AM
armin’s comment is:

>i want a movie.

And baby leveen action figures!

Sorry, getting ahead of myself.

On Mar.19.2003 at 01:14 PM
corey’s comment is:

Brook, would you please edit the introduction to this thread on the title page to include the title of the book so that if anyone new is interested in joining the book club they are not excluded. Thanks.

On Mar.19.2003 at 01:55 PM
Su’s comment is:

Movable Type doesn't have any fuction to make an entry "sticky" ie: stay on the front page.

I'd suggest creating a category for the book club, so that any related threads(and those for subsequent books, also) are easier to find.

You might even think about a category for each of the individual books, depending on how long the reading/discussions go on.

On Mar.19.2003 at 02:52 PM
armin’s comment is:

>I'd suggest creating a category for the book club

I thought about that, I just haven't had the chance to implement it. It will be soon though.

And in the coming months look for an expanded section all about the book club!

On Mar.19.2003 at 03:05 PM
Gahlord’s comment is:

I read the book on a flight to a meeting in Cleveland (oh yeah, ain't Cleveland great. Now I'm a _real_ jet setter).

What a lot of fun. At first I was hesitant to read it because "hey, it's a fucking novel" but, as with all things I initially resist, I found it useful.

I didn't go to art school or design school or anything. I studied music. So I'm always psyched to hear about experiences people have in design classes etc (even if it is fictional).

I don't have much to say about the first semester part really. Other than what a great summary of the whole college experience thing.


On Mar.19.2003 at 04:19 PM
Mike Clifford’s comment is:

I've read $10 worth of the book in a couple hours. (not that it isn't worth it) It's a great read, just what I needed, something a little more relevant to my life.

And I was in near tears from "how many surrealists..." Also, if the first few pages were an I.Q. test, I'm at a 5th grade level.

On Mar.22.2003 at 11:16 PM