September Book Club Selection: 'The Cost of Living' by Rob Roberge

LitReactor's Book Club

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For September we will be reading and discussing The Cost of Living by Rob Roberge.  Here's a synopsis from Amazon:

To the shock of lovers and rivals, indie guitarist Bud Barrett is finally—if tenuously—married, clean, and sober. Now he faces the challenge of staying that way. To avoid repeating the past, Bud needs to confront the ghosts that dwell there. After decades of seeking redemption in the arms of “pervy Florence Nightingales,” Bud finds himself still haunted by his mother’s abandonment, his own array of crimes, and a murder he witnessed as a child. As he revisits his life of grief and reckless excess, all paths lead to his long estranged father, a man with his own turbulent history and the only one who can connect Bud’s fragments, unlocking the answers that just might save him.

Author: ROB ROBERGE is the author of the novels DRIVE and MORE THAN THEY COULD CHEW and the short story collection WORKING BACKWARDS FROM THE WORST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. He's the guitarist for the seminal punk band The Urinals. He lives in the Southern California desert, near Los Angeles.

Discussion for The Cost of Living will kick off on September 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP!  (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

If you read our August Book Club selection, The Stud Book by Monica Drake, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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Dennis Widmyer

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Dennis Widmyer is the founder of ChuckPalahniuk.net, best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club, Choke) official website.  His passion in life is making movies.  With partner Kevin Kölsch, he founded Parallactic Pictures, a banner for all of their independent film projects.  To date, the duo have directed two features, a number of shorts, and have penned over a dozen screenplays.  He recently co-directed a feature horror film called STARRY EYES for Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films that had its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW film festival.  You can see more of his work at www.parallacticpictures.com. When he's not making movies and working on websites, he enjoys going to the movies, writing, reading, photography, hiking, cats and hanging out with friends.

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GP from the Midwest is reading Untouchable by Scott O'Connor August 8, 2013 - 7:50pm

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