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Pensive Faust Book club is a reading group that meets in Wellington CBD.

We aim to bring together wit, wisdom and offer a new cultural revolution to the Wellington scene. Fuse lively, creative events with brain-teasing and mind-expanding food for thought in the form of discussions, events and exploration of books and music.

We usually read contemporary fiction but are not limited to literary genre, being fond of good discussions and a fulfilling read we at times choose something completely different.

Since starting in June 2010 we have read a wide range of novels, including many classics.

If you love reading join our Book club in celebration of the power and diversity of words.

How this group works:

Join us and enjoy good company, interesting discussions and a great deal of socializing.

Our current books are:

Fifth Business, Robertson Davies

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engel

Venue and date: CQ Hotel, Cuba St, Thursday 27 October at 6.00pm

Find us on these sofas, past reception in between the bar and the restaurant.

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Recent Meetups

  • September 22 · 6:00 PM

    September Book Discussion

    6 Members

    Books are The Leopard and Let the Great World Spin. The Leopard, Giuseppi di Lampedusa: A bitter-sweet tale of quiet lives in the small and apparently timeless world of... Learn more

  • August 25 · 6:00 PM

    August Book Discussion

    8 Members | 5.00

    Being There, Jerzy Kosinski: The story of Chauncey Gardiner - Chance, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a... Learn more

  • July 28 · 6:00 PM

    July Book Discussion

    4 Members | 5.00

    Me Before You, JoJo Moyes: (Movie tie-in starts 26 June) Despite her lack of nursing experience, former waitress Louisa Clark lands a job as daytime caretaker for... Learn more

  • June 23 · 7:00 PM

    June Book Discussion

    6 Members

    The Book of the Strange New Things, Michel Faber: 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world . . .' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of... Learn more

  • May 26 · 6:00 PM

    May Book Discussion

    4 Members

    Books for May are Amnesia by Peter Carey and Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill. Amnesia, Peter Carey: Amnesia moves between the critical dates of 2010, 1943 and 1975... Learn more

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  • Alex KHAN founded Pensive Faust Wellington Book club

    on June 2


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