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Discussing Paul Auster's The Music Of Chance

  • Mar 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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A more mainstream author than of late, not perhaps someone who would consider himself postmodern, but his interest in the operation of chance, the unreliability of memory, and his penchant for including characters who have his name in his books make him a metanarrator of some distinction.

Here's a description to whet your appetite:

'By the time Nashe understood what was happening to him, he was past the point of wanting it to end . . .'

Paul Auster fuses Samuel Beckett and The Brothers Grimm in this brilliant and unsettling parable.

Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road. But there he picks up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, and is drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires.

You can buy the book from Amazon here

Come join us on Tuesday 5 March for good company, good food and stimulating discussion! Newcomers always welcome!


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  • Martina

    Philosophical, funny and provocative. Another enjoyable postmodern evening. Thanks everyone!

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Russell

    Once again, a welcome escape from building walls!

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Sabina

    Sorry Richard. I won't be able to make it tonight. I'm flat hunting and an opportunity came up to view a flat this evening that i'm very keen on. Really enjoyed the book. Such a shame to miss the discussion. See you next ime

    March 5, 2013

  • UncleUnvoid

    music & chance

    February 27, 2013

  • Paul B.

    By the way there's a 1993 film of this starring James Spader and Mandy Patinkin, but it's pretty dire.

    February 21, 2013

    • Richard I.

      I noticed he's looking very chunky in 'Lincoln', Marina, and I don't think it's a fat suit.

      February 25, 2013

    • Paul B.

      James Spader will still be cool even when he reaches Shatnerian proportions. But he's all wrong for Jack Pozzi.

      February 25, 2013

  • Russell

    btw....Only 3 new copies left at Amazon UK & I've bagged one of them...


    February 14, 2013

  • Russell

    I'll order some food - it's a great venue so we need to keep them happy!

    February 14, 2013

  • Claudia

    I'll try to get the book today :D

    February 8, 2013

    • Richard I.

      Good idea! Hope you enjoy it, look forward to discussing it with you.

      February 8, 2013

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