November 2 Event: Fall Book Club

You can’t go wrong with Haruki Murakami and we’ll be reviewing his book, “After Dark”, at our latest haunt.

Here are the details for our fall book club meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Anticafé (294 Sainte-Catherine St. West)
  • Cost: free!

Our seventh book will be the English version of After Dark, from Haruki Murakami.

208 pages

murakami_after_darkAlienation, a recurring motif in the works of Murakami, is the central theme in this novel set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night. Main characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny’s. There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a trombone-playing student who loves Curtis Fuller’s “Five Spot After Dark” song on Blues-ette; Takahashi knows Mari’s sister Eri, who he was once interested in, and insists that the group of them have hung out before. Meanwhile, Eri is in a deep sleep next to a television and seems to be haunted by a menacing figure.

(Synopsis from Wikipedia)

Interested in joining the Book Club?

Here are some handy links to borrow/buy the book!

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact us!

jetaa.qa@gmail.com

(Top image: By imuttoo (flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)