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Stilettos Book Club

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Stilettos Network would like to invite you to join us for good food, good company and a glass or two over our current read.

This month's book as chosen by the August group is Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Lolita.

One of the most controversial novels of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is a strange, troubling love story told by the one of the most unreliable narrators in literature.

Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures.

Nabakov writes in a poetic style describing the American scenery with pleasing metaphors and lyrical similes, all the more impressive when one recalls that English is not his mother tongue.

Like Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’, this is at times a harrowing read but one which provides an important portal into the darker side of humanity.
(Tim Dumble - Waterstones)

If you've never been to Book Club, or don't seem to find the time to read, Stilettos Book Club's are perfect for you. It's very relaxed and everyone is welcome (yes - men too!), even if they haven't quite managed to read the book! Here is the lowdown...

What is Book Club?

We are all given 4-6 weeks to read the same book. We then all come together to share our thoughts. You just have to register your attendance via the Eventbrite website and come along on the day. If you like, you can have a full three course meal, or just a bowl of soup or a coffee! Really, its whatever you fancy. The ticket price covers the restaurant reservation fee of £5, for each member of the group and is fully refundable if non-attendance is confirmed to the organiser 24 hours prior to the event. Otherwise, this will either be returned to you on the night or deducted from your proportion of the bill.

Why?

Reading is great exercise for the mind, and although we are all mega busy, reading a book forces us to take time out for ourselves. It's also a great chance to meet new people and make new friends.

Which book?

There is much head-scratching which goes into choosing the book, however, our experience of Book Club is that the books that have been enjoyed the most are the ones chosen by the group.




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