Welcome 2013 Book Club

  • January 15, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This month's read DISGRACE by J.M. Coetzee

Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, weekly visits to a prostitute satisfy his sexual needs. He considers himself happy. But when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.

GRAND INQUISITOR: CherylAnn Tish

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lively discussion, interesting book, loved it!

    January 16, 2013

  • Alice K.

    I am looking forward to tonight--my FIRST book club ever. I hope a few people will bring hard copies. I "read" this twice, both audio, and although I made some notes, it would be good for purposes of discussion to have a ready reference.

    January 15, 2013

  • Kathy C.

    Changing attendance from yes to no. See you all in February.

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for volunteering CherylAnn! I can put together a list from past recommendations for the group to select our next read. My sincere apologies for the last minute posting of a restaurant. 2013 is starting out too quickly!!! Please remember we have a member with a severe sensitivity to colognes and perfumes so please be mindful of applying your "scents" tomorrow. I also have a white cardigan sweater that was left at December's meeting, please let me know if it is yours.

    January 14, 2013

  • CherylAnn P.

    I will be the Grand Inquisitor if one is still needed. I do not want to provide a list of books to be chosen for the next meeting.

    January 13, 2013

  • Alice K.

    Location???

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. This book was my suggestion, however I no longer have a copy. The film is very good and true to the book if you can access it? I'm planning on watching it again on Netflix before the meeting, Cheers

    Tracey

    January 13, 2013

  • Kathy C.

    Not finding this book in ereader format & not enough time for me to find/buy a copy, but looking forward to attending anyway.

    January 10, 2013

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