There are five people discussing one book. You think to leave, but cannot look away. Isolation, objectification, escapism and alienation are hot topics. Also bingo. Memory, as the fuel for life, drives further reflection. From among the trombone fire, the ashes of Lovecraftian philosophy give rise to how a cultural lens might alter perception of fundamental points. A stranger peeks in through the door, more questions. Then suddenly one voice, “Who the hell is Murakami Gyû?!” and a wild burst of laughter launches from the group.
For the seventh JETAA Q/A Book Club, led by President Moti Lieberman, attendees met at the aforementioned venue to discuss “After Dark”, by Haruki Murakami.
Our next Book Club will help you beat the winter blues after the new year begins (January-February). Snuggle up with “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, a light novel by Nagaru Tanigawa, and join in! We look forward to welcoming new members and hope to see you then!