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NEIL GAIMAN: The Sandman

  • Board Room

    1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC (map)

    38.913601 -77.045509

  • So for this event, we're going to read the graphic novel The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. All ten volumes. Yes, you read that right. We're scheduling it way out in advance, and we'll do a book-sharing system in addition to the library, as quite a few of our members own it. We'll exchange books at the libraries, and get everyone who wants to attend through them sequentially over the next four months. Be prepared for an absolutely mind-blowing experience, as Sandman is a masterpiece.

    This DC book club has been around for more than a year, and has hosted over 30 events. We have wine and snacks at our events, and spend a couple hours discussing each book or movie. The Dupont Circle Reading railroad focuses on contemporary and classic work of literary merit: past readings include Borges, Chekhov, Dickinson, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Proust, Tolstoy, and Yeats, and more recent novels by Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, and Alison Bechdel. We have also watched movies by Godard, Almodóvar, and Kurosawa.

    We typically meet Sunday nights in Dupont Circle, generally in one of our members' apartments. But we are always looking for space, so if you know of a quiet bar or cafe that can accommodate up to 20 people, feel free to suggest one in the comments!

    Our calendar this year is below. WE WANT YOUR SUGGESTIONS: There's some space there for additional (short) books or movies, so feel free to suggest some here: <>;

    February 3: H. G. Wells {The Time Machine}
    February 17: J. D. Salinger {Raise High the Roofbeams Carpenters, Seymour an Introduction, Franny & Zooey}
    March 3: George Saunders {CivilWarLand in Bad Decline}
    March 17: James Joyce {Ulysses}
    March 31: Annie Proulx {Close Range}
    April 14: Sadegh Hedayat {The Blind Owl}
    April 28: Kurt Vonnegut {Cat's Cradle}
    May 12: Neil Gaiman {Sandman}


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  • Tal

    I'm saying no, as good chance I won't be in town and should open the spot up. Enjoy!

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've needed an excuse to read these. Looking forward to this!

    June 27, 2013

  • Sal B.

    I have not been to the DCRR and would like to exchange comments with other members.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've needed an excuse to read these. Looking forward to this!

    January 24, 2013


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