What we're about

We think therefore we read!

We meet once every two months to discuss fiction that explores the nature of existence, challenges social and political concepts and tries to get to the core of what it might mean to be human.

For you if you like fiction that is considered:

• Philosophical

• Existential

• Experimental

• Postmodernist

• Novels of ideas

Upcoming events (2)

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (First Session)

William Blake, debates on animal rights and a murder mystery. What more can you ask for from a novel? Our relationship with nature, naming, society and death are all explored in this work by 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Olga Tokarczuk. Follow outsider protagonist Janina’s as her life is interrupted by an unusual murder in a small Polish town. Time spent translating poetry, reading astrology books and cleaning country homes is flipped as our misanthropic hero embarks on a thrilling noir hunt to stop a killing spree. The meeting will start at 7 and finish around 9.30 with breaks in between. The online meeting link will be shared on the day. Here's the summary from goodreads: In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind... A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Second Session)

William Blake, debates on animal rights and a murder mystery. What more can you ask for from a novel? Our relationship with nature, naming, society and death are all explored in this work by 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Olga Tokarczuk. Follow outsider protagonist Janina’s as her life is interrupted by an unusual murder in a small Polish town. Time spent translating poetry, reading astrology books and cleaning country homes is flipped as our misanthropic hero embarks on a thrilling noir hunt to stop a killing spree. The meeting will start at 7 and finish around 9.30 with breaks in between. The online meeting link will be shared on the day. Here's the summary from goodreads: In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind... A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?

Past events (42)

Thousand Cranes - Yasunari Kawbata (Second session)

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