The 2110 Club at The Second Pass

2110-club-photo1 Last summer over at The Second Pass, John Williams' Fired From the Canon list jump-started a spirited conversation. Now with The 2110 Club he's invited contributors to add to the canon, picking books that might not have made a big splash the first time around but that deserve to be read 100 years from now. I'm privileged to be part of the project, putting in my vote for William Boyd's Any Human Heart, and I'm in some very good company. Do go check it out.


3 Comments to The 2110 Club at The Second Pass

  1. December 18, 2009 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I thought I had read this. I HAVE a copy, but when I pulled it down and leafed through it, nothing is familiar. Is it possible it slipped through the cracks in my moves? Got shuffled about from the tbr pile to my read shelf? I’m sure I’ve read something by him, but nothing seems familiar. This is crazy…BTW, he has a new one out January 26th: Ordinary Thunderstorms

  2. Kat Warren's Gravatar Kat Warren
    December 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    “Any Human Heart” is a great read from which I would not distract other than to note William Boyd is massively and criminally unread in the U.S. I recommend also from his pen: Armadillo, Brazzaville Beach and his newest which Chazz cites above, Ordinary Thunderstorms. I was reduced to ordering it from the UK because I could not bear to wait for U.S. release and I was proven oh so lusciously correct. My husband didn’t even have to be forced to read it but took into his hands the tome and loved it.
    Maybe this is why Peter Carey moved to the U.S. — to be front and center. No flies on his tushie, not the least and I’m a Carey fan. But I wonder if Boyd gets proper and deserved representation on this side of the pond.

  3. December 21, 2009 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    I see your point Kat, yet I admire those who stay put because that’s where their roots are (being somewhat rootless myself)

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