March's Read (and a preview of April)

Hi all:

The short February caught me off guard (as it does every year - at least I am consistent!).  But here it is at last, the March read: Jonathan Letham's Gun, With Occasional Music. From the description:
Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.

Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse.

Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

If you want to get a jump on April, we'll be reading Fae Myenne Ng's Steer Toward Rock.
As always, we meet from 6p-8p on the last Wednesday of the month.  (3/25 and 4/29 in this case).  Please join us for a $5 thematic cocktail and much discussion.
Happy Reading!