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Dive Bar Book Club OC Meetup
November's read is "The Picture of Dorian Gray" -- a classic by Oscar Wilde. Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.” Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!

Two Left Forks

6511 Quail Hill Parkway · Irvine

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Thanks for considering joining our fun book club. We decided to join two wonderful things - cocktails and books - into one fun event! Each month we'll meet at a different bar, and discuss the book in a fun atmosphere. We'll stay in the mid OC area: HB, NB, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin. Every person is responsible for their own bar tab. The booklist will be contemporary fiction, with maybe some classics thrown in also. Guys and gals are welcome!

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