• Interesting Readings - August Fantasy - I Kill Giants (Kelly)

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

    $1.00

    Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. It's time for our annual trip into the world of graphic novels! Our August fantasy selection will be Joe Kelly's I KILL GIANTS. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607069857/ Barbara Thorson, a girl battling monsters both real and imagined, kicks butt, takes names, and faces her greatest fear in this bittersweet, coming-of-age story called "Best Indy Book of 2008" by IGN. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Interesting Readings - September - Agent to the Stars (Scalzi)

    Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our September selection will be John Scalzi's AGENT TO THE STARS. https://www.amazon.com/Agent-Stars-John-Scalzi/dp/0765357003/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2J18DW35JTNFT From New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winner, John Scalzi, a gleeful mash-up of science fiction and Hollywood satire The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it's quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he's going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Interesting Readings - September Fantasy - The Magicians (Grossman)

    Side Bar & Restaurant

    $1.00

    Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our September Fantasy book will be Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIANS. https://www.amazon.com/Magicians-Novel-Trilogy/dp/0670020559/ In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price...Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path to any he'd ever imagined. The envelope, and the mysterious manuscript it contains, leads to a secret world of obsession and privilege, a world of freedom and power and, for a while, it's a world that seems to answer all Quentin's desires. But the idyll cannot last - and when it's finally shattered, Quentin is drawn into something darker and far more dangerous than anything he could ever have expected... * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Interesting Readings - October - Ship of Fools (Russo)

    Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery

    $1.00

    Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our October selection will be Richard Paul Russo's SHIP OF FOOLS. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P46RUI/ Home to generations of humans, the starship Argonos has wandered aimlessly throughout the galaxy for hundreds of years, desperately searching for other signs of life. Now, a steady, unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet, where the grisly remains of a former colony await the crew. Haunted by what they have seen, the crew has no choice but to follow when another signal beckons the Argonos into deep space—and into the dark heart of an alien mystery... * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!

  • Interesting Readings - October Fantasy - Someone Like Me (Carey)

    TJ's Restaurant and Drinkery

    $1.00

    Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area. Our October fantasy selection will be M.R. Carey's SOMEONE LIKE ME. https://www.amazon.com/Someone-Like-Me-M-Carey/dp/0316477427/ Liz, a recently divorced mother of two, snaps when her ex-husband brings her kids back late one weekend. He assaults her, and this time, finally, she fights back. But it isn't Liz who bloodies him-it's Beth, Liz's other self. At Liz's psychiatrist's office, her teenage son Zac befriends a classmate he sees across the waiting room, Fran. Still in therapy from a kidnapping that happened years ago, Fran is the only person who can see Liz and Beth at the same time, and she is terrified. This is a horror tale of two characters who have dual selves in order to survive trauma. Liz and Fran's experiences are similar and eerily connected through the same location-the run-down Perry Friendly hotel in Pittsburgh. The two teens try to find out why Liz isn't acting like herself, and barely make it out alive. Like the author's previous novel, this thriller is teen-friendly. Fran and Zac investigate on their own, travel to courthouses and prisons, and don't put much trust in adults. Adult characters are well developed. Liz's other personality, Beth, acts like the mom no teenager would ever want to have, while Fran's father is ideal. * Note: your $1 contribution helps offset Meetup.com group fees. Thank you for your understanding!