In response to the interest expressed
when I had asked if anyone would be up for a Manic Street Preachers-centric book club, I have begun to compile a list of books associated with the Manics (particularly those that have somehow been confirmed that they have read). This list is not complete and contains primarily what is referenced on Richey's Favorite Books, books about the Manics, and some article, video, and photographic evidence.
Here is the list: http://tinyurl.com/mspbooks
Some books added to this list (with sources!) that Richey read that aren't on the widely circulated 'Richey's Favourite Books' list include The Story of O
, Rumble Fish
, and The Virgin Suicides
. Lists almost 90 books in all at the time of this post!
The purposes of this list are:
- to make it easy to find Manics-recommended books
- verify the sources for how we know they read / referenced them
- as a handy reference should a Manics book club arise!
If you are aware of other books not on the list that any of the Manics read and can provide a reliable source as for how you know, or can provide a reliable source for a book already listed, please do comment here. If you have a *lot* of information you'd like to add, you can message me your e-mail address through LJ or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to be added on as a contributor to the Google Doc that the list is hosted on. And yes, I'm aware MANICS.NL has a big list
but I'm trying to find out what there's a high probability or it is known that they actually read and recommended, not just what they have quoted.
As far as a book club, my idea is vague at the moment...I'm thinking a book a month would be best with a discussion post here, probably beginning with a book available for free on Kindle or Gutenberg. Summer might be a good place to start so that those in school have time to read and participate.