This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about a high school student in love with a teacher, an encforcer who can cut off water supplies, the murders of three Civil Rights activists during Freedom Summer, the scariest librarians you'll ever read about, an annual dinner party, and Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Black Widow.
Scott Hawkins, who wrote the genre-defying and ultra entertaining The Library At Mount Char, which features the aforementioned scary librarians, Gaiman-esque supernatural beings, a reluctant action hero whose movies I demand to see, and a few scenes that may turn you off barbecue forever, agreed to answer a few of my questions. If they seem random, come back after you’ve read his fabulous book and you’ll understand why I had to ask what I did. But I encourage you to read on, especially if you like dachschunds.
Are you wearing a tutu right now?
You know, I seriously considered getting a tutu in response to this question—you can buy a nice lavender one for $34.95 on amazon. I was I was thinking maybe I’d wear that, some Army jungle boots, and a houndstooth sport coat. My wife would take a pic and you guys could post it with the interview. Chuckles would be had.
Then, a couple of days ago, a Facebook buddy of mine just posted one of those “share this to show second graders how far and how fast things spread across the internet” pics. I sat there for a good long time thinking it over. I think just this once I’m going to err on the side of sanity.
Why are you so afraid of librarians? What did we ever do to you?