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Amy (asawatzky) | 1617 comments location to discuss Tournament of Rooster Winners book: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride


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Bob Lopez | 328 comments FYI, there's a limited series adaptation coming to showtime in Feb.:

https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-good...


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Jan (janrowell) | 1040 comments Bob wrote: "FYI, there's a limited series adaptation coming to showtime in Feb.:

https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-good..."


Cool! Looks like they might be foregrounding the white characters, which makes me a bit nervous. Fingers crossed that McBride is in the driver's seat for this.


Lauren Oertel | 784 comments I just finished this book, and it was good, but not exactly what I expected. I'm very interested in the topic/setting but I noticed my attention ebbed and flowed throughout the story. I had mixed feelings on how these iconic historical figures were portrayed. I think McBride was trying to be light-hearted about it in making them a bit eccentric (especially John Brown). I need to go back to that year's ToB to see what the commentary pulled out of this one. Overall I enjoyed it though.

I'm also interested, but hesitant about this series adaptation.


Ellen H | 704 comments Um...good Lord.


Jason Perdue | 591 comments James McBride's taped talk at the National Book Festival is incredible. What an interesting guy. He's doing a live Q&A tomorrow.

https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/...


Gwendolyn | 159 comments I just listened to this book as an audiobook. That was after trying to read it in print and not getting through it. I know a lot of people enjoyed this one, but it was a chore for me. It reads like satire but about a topic that I’m not sure bears the satire very well, especially in the current context (if that makes any sense). I’d also describe it as a western, which isn’t my thing either. I’m sure I’m missing a lot here, but this may be my least favorite of all the books in the super rooster.


Nadine (nadinekc) | 503 comments Jason wrote: "James McBride's taped talk at the National Book Festival is incredible. What an interesting guy. He's doing a live Q&A tomorrow.

https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/......"


I love this guy. Listening to it was just the therapy session I needed.


Ann A (readerann) | 19 comments So interesting listening to James McBride and Ethan Hawke be interviewed by historian Manisha Sinha today at the (virtual) New Yorker Festival. I did enjoy the book, but appreciate it even more after this interview.

They showed a few clips from the Showtime mini-series, and it looks like Hawke gives an amazing performance.


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Amy (asawatzky) | 1617 comments Jason wrote: "James McBride's taped talk at the National Book Festival is incredible. What an interesting guy. He's doing a live Q&A tomorrow.

https://www.nationalbookfestival.com/......"


missed this the first time you posted but listening/watching now & it's fabulous!


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