Book 12: Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’


This week, Football Book Club is reading Richard McGuire’s Here and posting about Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan — and Carmen Giménez Smith’s Milk and Filth, and maybe even Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. We are all somewhat behind schedule, it would seem.

Here — a graphic novel about time, place, and events that occur over hundreds of years — received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, while Chris Ware, writing for The Guardian, said, “A book like this comes along once a decade, if not a century…I guarantee that you’ll remember exactly where you are, or were, when you first read it.”

Adam nominated this title for Football Book Club because “I really want to know what Ryan Joe will think about this book and this seemed like a good way to get him to read it — not that he was opposed to reading it. Well, maybe he was. I’m not really sure. I actually never talked to him about the book before. Mostly we talk about Resident Evil and Jay Cutler.”

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