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Who We Are

We are aficionados of amazing literature and meaningful storytelling. We want the opportunity to expose ourselves and others to some of the greatest literary works from the past and present (and future if we can get our hands on any of those). While reading can be a lonely activity, talking about books shouldn't be, and we want our meetings to be social and entertaining.

What We Will Be Reading

The primary purpose of this group is to read high-quality, interesting literary works. That doesn't mean that our selections will be limited to Proust and Camus—maybe once in a while—but we are not a "beach book club." We will be reading an eclectic selection of books from various genres, generations, and points of origin. The mostly fictional works that we'll be selecting will be 300-400 pages in length to make them manageable and will be selected because we believe that they'll be interesting and entertaining for our members. The book selections will be posted months in advance for members who want to read ahead. Eventually, we will open the selection process up to the group, but the first several selections will be chosen by the organizers.

Where We Will Meet

TBA but we will always choose a location that's conducive to our discussions and serves some form of libation. It will always be somewhere in Fort Lauderdale or nearby.

How Often We Will Meet

We will meet once a month unless a larger book is selected, in which case, we will extend the time.

Upcoming events (3)

Discuss "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson

Gingers Bar & Restaurant

Erik Larson simply does not disappoint. I'm going to assume that this novel will be no exception.

"Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder.

480 pages and 102,805 words

Discuss "Death on the Nile" by Agatha Christie

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"The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.' Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems..." Description via Good Reads

256 pages and 69,455 words

Discuss "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt

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The people have spoken! We are going to read "The Secret History" for the November meeting. It's about twice as long as the books we usually schedule (about 600 pages, but many more words) so budget your reading time accordingly.

"Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil." – via Goodreads

544 pages and[masked] words

Past events (12)

Discuss "The F*ck Up" by Arthur Nersesian

Ann's Florist Coffee & Wine Bar

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