Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow/Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban - Part 2

The discussion of Saul Bellow's Ravelstein concludes in this episode, while Michael & Ethan finish their Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.  And they have a lot to say about both....

In this episode:

  • Ethan confuses himself with Michael.  It's the worst intro ever.
  • A clarification of the rules makes Michael laugh maniacally.
  • They can't pretend.
  • There's heated debate about the rules.
  • Ethan imports Kierkegaard.
  • Michael finds a loophole.
  • Michael alienates the entire Hoosier audience.
  • Ethan loses Minnesota.  Michael gets it back.
  • Michael loses Wisconsin.  Ethan gets it back.
  • Indiana is definitely gone.
  • There's even more debate about rules.
  • Michael says civil war is okay.

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Next month, the discussion will be on Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, by Walker Percy.  Read along, and tell us what you think!

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