Hello readers! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Auntie's on the mezzanine.
This group reads a wide selection of mainstream fiction and some nonfiction. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 11am. in-person at the store. Please join us even if you may not have read the book. We always welcome comments in our discussions. Just remember - there will be spoilers!
Leader of the In-Person Group: Gerard (he/him/his)
In the twelve unforgettable tales of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, the strange is made familiar and the familiar strange, such that a girl growing wings on her legs feels like an ordinary rite of passage, while a bug-infested house becomes an impossible, Kafkaesque nightmare. Each story builds a new world all its own: a group of children steal a haunted doll; a runaway bride encounters a sea monster; a vendor sells toy boxes that seemingly control the passage of time; an insomniac is seduced by the Sandman. These visions of modern life wrestle with themes of death and technological consequence, guilt and sexuality, and unmask the contradictions that exist within all of us.