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GOOD Book Club: Take a Reyner Banham Field Trip

Those of you reading Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies can see it come to life thanks to upcoming L.A. events by Esotouric.

Earlier this month we announced Reyner Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies as the next book we're reading for the GOOD Book Club. We chose this book for two good reasons: one, because the upcoming issue of our magazine is all about L.A., and, two, so we could read along with Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, who has embarked upon a year-long (and much more ambitious) book club where he's reading two books about L.A. every month.

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GOOD Book Club: Reading L.A. With Christopher Hawthorne

The Los Angeles Times architecture critic selected 27 books about L.A. that he'll read this year. We chose one for the GOOD community.



Last week, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne launched Reading L.A., a year-long deep-dive into 27 nonfiction books about Los Angeles, to learn more about the past and future of its built environment.

The idea of devoting a whole year to reading books about L.A. is exciting enough, but as it happens the next issue of our magazine will be focused on L.A. as well (more on that soon). So we decided we wanted to give our L.A. readers (or any wannabe Angelenos) a way to play along with Hawthorne at home. After taking on Jonathan Franzen's Freedom late last year, this spring, the GOOD Book Club will be looking at Los Angeles.

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GOOD Book Club: Your Reviews of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom

To conclude GOOD's inaugural book club, we offer parting thoughts on Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and post your reviews of the book. Warning: Spoilers.

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