What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

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What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

December's Book

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”
What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for!

Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C. Whether thrilling, heartbreaking, terrifying, or goofy, What The?! seeks to explore and discuss the kinds of books that even other books think are weird.

For December's meeting, we'll be discussing If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, a wondrous experiment in storytelling and genre. If On a Winter's Night questions the novel as a form, and leaves the reader with grand questions like, "Who am I," and "Who is the reader?" and "Who is the narrator?"

And if that sounds tedious and overbearing, rest assured, If On a Winter's Night is pure fun; Calvino's prose and storytelling acumen deftly bring important questions to the fore with a style that is pleasurable to encounter. 

What Did I Just Read?! Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Contact torin.jensen@dc.gov for questions or to RSVP.
    "If on a winter's night a traveler" by Italo Calvino