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 (1)

Under the Net - Iris Murdoch

The Star of Kings

Iris Murdoch was that rare and wondrous thing - a world-class philosopher who was also a world-class writer. She also thought that literature and philosophy were contrary pursuits, an interesting assertion that should really be discussed at a philosophical fiction book club! We'll meet to discuss Murdoch's first and arguably most philosophical novel - Under the Net. Expect musings on love, fame, wealth, the philosophy of language and a 14-year-old Alsatian movie star. Summary from goodreads: Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out of translation work and sponging on his friends. A meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures. Jake is captivated by a majestic philosopher, Hugo Belfounder, whose profound and inconclusive reflections give the book its title - under the net of language.

Past events (19)

The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson

The Star of Kings

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