Hip and Well Read: Lolita (secondary meetup)

  • September 1, 2011 · 7:30 PM
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Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,


For our August meetup and Summer Classic Read, by your vote, we will be reading Lolita by Vladamir Nobakov.

Despite its lascivious reputation, the pleasures of Lolita are as much intellectual as erogenous. It is a love story with the power to raise both chuckles and eyebrows. Humbert Humbert is a European intellectual adrift in America, haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love. When he meets his ideal nymphet in the shape of 12-year-old Dolores Haze, he constructs an elaborate plot to seduce her, but first he must get rid of her mother. In spite of his diabolical wit, reality proves to be more slippery than Humbert's feverish fantasies, and Lolita refuses to conform to his image of the perfect lover.


I had no problems finding this at the local independent bookstore.


Lolita is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:
City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores 
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU INTEND TO SHOW UP, more than 3 no shows in a row will result in a temporary ban from RSVP-ing until you can assure me you will actually attend.  We are having far too many people RSVP and then not showup and people changing their RSVP at the last possible minute preventing other members from being able to attend.

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.


Happy Reading!

Michelle

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Quite a different perspective on a great book. There were some interesting opinions on the content and a diversity of thoughts. Great for a first time attendee!

    September 8, 2011

  • Norman

    In spite of the noisy venue, Michelle did a great job of keeping the discussion lively and getting everyone involved.

    September 2, 2011

  • Michelle

    Great discussion everyone! It was awesome to have completely new faces. Welcome to the group and hope to see you all again.

    September 1, 2011

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