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La Cieca (pictured) is thrilled to announce the debut of a new online book club  hosted by Norman Lebrecht of “Slipped Disc” fame. The rules of the group are simple: each month Mr. Lebrecht nominates a book, which the members then proceed not to read. Then everyone unanimously and repeatedly declares the book should never have been allowed to be published. In other words, the same guidelines apply as in that blog’s discussion of opera productions

Newcomers interested in joining the Slipped Disc Society should note that anyone who dares to read the book under discussion, or who considers any action besides banning an unread but controversial book, will be summarily excluded from the group’s inner circle, the “Echo Chamber.” (Photo: Cory Weaver)