What we're about

This group is for lovers of lager and literature as well as for those who take pleasure in porters and prose. We choose one book 5 months of the year and two books the other 6 months of the year, skipping December.

We meet to discuss, in a traditional book club style (including a glass of your size and beverage), our opinions and thoughts on the text. Choice of book and bar will change each month on a rotating basis chosen by the leadership team and input from our members. Announcements for books and meeting times will be sent out when they are made into an official meetup. Typically there are 2 to 3 meetups scheduled out at once to ensure you have time to read and decide which ones you prefer or intend come to all of them!

Book and theme suggestions for the voting of our books and selection of venues are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND RECOMMENDED. If you're serious about reading, enjoying a beverage and meeting new bookworms, send us a note and come to book club and enjoy the next great discussion!

If you like the idea of coming to some really cool places that are often tied to the book we are reading, please come join us. We want you to enjoy yourself and keep coming back to book club. Most importantly, we want you to read and discuss with us. Discover the next great book and challenge yourself!!!

Upcoming events (3)

August Book Club 1/2: The Natural by Bernard Malamud

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Here is our first book of August: The Natural by Bernard Malamud. I miss baseball terribly and needed something fun for the summer. The book was originally published in 1952. It is 231 pages. The location is online only until further notice. ***Hopefully this one will be in real life.*** Fingers crossed. We are attempting to meet in a park like we did for June, but also have the meeting online for those who do not want to meet. This will get updated if we find a place or somewhere else we want to meet. I have selected this book. It is described as Fiction/Baseball/Classics. The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first—and some would say still the best—novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material—the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era—and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which—now that he has done it!—looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology. Hope to see you all in August one way or another. Thank you for all for continuing to support this book club.

August Book Club Book to Movie The Natural AMAZON MOVIE NIGHT

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Were having an Amazon Movie Party for our book The Natural. This movie stars Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Robert Duvall and Richard Farsnworth. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087781/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt (Imdb link if you want it) This is characterized as one of the best baseball movies ever. If you have not seen it, not seen it in a while or just want another viewing, we will be comparing notes from the movie to the book. There is a chat feature as well during the movie. Here is the link for Thursday night. https://amz.onl/6AbIIKT Hopefully we can get a bunch of people to watch together. This should be fun. Hope to see you all in August one way or another. Thank you for all for continuing to support this book club.

August Book Club 2/2: The Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard

Here is our second book of August: The Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard. This book was selected by Marshall. The book was originally published in 1970. It is 136 pages. The location is online only until further notice. ***Hopefully this one will be in real life.*** Fingers crossed. We are attempting to meet in a park like we did for June, but also have the meeting online for those who do not want to meet. This will get updated if we find a place or somewhere else we want to meet. I have selected this book. It is described as Science Fiction/ Experimental Literature/Fantasy. A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author of Crash and Super-Cannes. This edition features explanatory notes from the author. The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force. The central character’s dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality. Hope to see you all in August one way or another. Thank you for all for continuing to support this book club.

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