Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Michael Harold reads from novel M at All Souls lunch discussion on Wed, Mar 12, 11:30 am

Shreveport-based writer and visual artist Michael Harold will discuss his work and read from his novel called simply M at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Wednesday, March 12, says Michael Parker. Harold will talk to the All Souls Brown Bag Discussion at 11:30 am.
From the publisher (Aro is the author's pen name):

M is Michael Aro’s satirical commentary on our twenty-first century global monoculture of capitalism, technology and entertainment. It presents the stories of a bookstore clerk, a five-dimensional alien, a cabal of nine individuals who control the world’s political, socio-economic, and religious institutions, an orphan genius, a group of monks on a sand mandala tour, and Artificial Intelligences modeled after Tesla, Nietzche, Erasmus, Joan of Arc and Barbie. The result is a cutting critique of contemporary civilization.

Michael Parker: mpbookfreak@hotmail.com or 227-7685.
All Souls: 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport.

Me, I'm enjoying reading M right now. Reminds me somewhat of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe but with a richer tech texture. When I heard the news on Eliot Spitzer, the recent governor of New York, I thought of M. I was like, does that guy, the super politico bane of Wall St who's been caught with his probiscus in the boo bag, appear in M?
M hm. If not Spitzer, then it's his phyloganger.

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