Just now, I was sitting on the couch watching TV and multi-tasking by looking at Facebook on my phone, as one does if one does not live in the world of Bubblegum. I happened to run across — purely via serendipity — a Facebook event page advertising a Zoom call tonight at 7pm Central in which people will be discussing this very book. Levin will be joining after an hour for some Q&A.
I would like to attend, though also I am afraid to attend. I can live with spoilers, but I also like forming my own conclusions about books before being exposed to much more than a light summary of them. So I might attend, or I might not.
But if you’re not sick of Zoom calls already and have an opening in your evening and would like to attend, details are available at the link above. I’d love to hear from anybody who does attend.
Ah, too bad it’s an end-of-book interview, but I imagine it would be quite good. I did enjoy his interview on The Great Concavity. Hopefully it will be recorded so I can give it a listen after.
So glad you posted this. That was great!
Hey, Ry, I hadn’t known you were an Infinite Zombies reader during the event. It’s neat to’ve seen you there!
In case others stumble across this page, I’ll mention that the event was hosted by what I take to be a small independent bookstore named Volumes. If you’re in the Chicago area and looking for books, look ’em up!
For those who couldn’t attend, the event was recorded and reportedly was on Facebook live. I sort of hope the recording didn’t work because I felt like a doofus and would rather that weren’t memorialized, but I presume that if they share it, it’ll land on the bookshop’s Facebook page linked above. Levin came in for the last hour and fielded some questions and was swell to sit in on a conversation with.
I just saw The New York Times published its review of Bubblegum. Here’s a link for those interested: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/books/review/bubblegum-adam-levin.html