We're almost mid-way through October, can you believe it? For some of us that means we're also deep into Umberto Eco's classic, Foucault's Pendulum, which is this month's Verge Book Club selection. We're ready to get the poll for November underway, now, and honestly, we're big fans of all of the options.
Starting right now, you can cast your vote for November's selection, and the voting will continue until the end of the month. Here's to hoping that your choice wins. We're going to do a quick, totally spoiler-free run through of the choices to help you decide below.
The Magicians, by Lev Grossman (2009)
Many of us at The Verge are big fans of Grossman's fantasy novel which tells the story of Brooklyn native and teenager Quentin Coldwater whose wild dreams of a magical world come true in the course of one strange afternoon.
Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut (1968)
This classic bunch of short stories from Vonnegut helped establish his reputation and one of them, "Harrison Bergeron," is often read in schools. The stories offer the full range of Vonnegut themes.
Inverted World, by Christopher Priest (1974)
Last month Priest's recent novel, The Islanders, almost won the poll, but was ultimately displaced by Foucault's Pendulum. This month, we've chosen what is arguably Priest's best loved novel (or is it The Prestige?). No spoilers, but it's awesome.
Embassytown by China Miéville (2011) Miéville's work is making waves in the SciFi world and this one was nominated for the Hugo Award.
Replay by Ken Grimwood (1987) This is the novel that apparently inspired a famous movie, and it also won the 1987 World Fantasy Award.
What book do you want to read in November?
This poll is closed
- 20%The Magicians(291 votes)
- 14%Welcome to the Monkey House(209 votes)
- 30%Inverted World(443 votes)
- 30%Embassytown(430 votes)
- 6%Replay(81 votes)