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Bright Futures Book Club: The Invention of Morel

Monday, Jan 28 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Book Club
location: Lighthouse

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For our first Bright Futures Sci-fi book club of 2019 we’re reading a classic.

Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of The Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy’s novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious.

Inspired by Bioy Casares’s fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morelhas gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction’s now famous postwar boom.

The book club will be pretty informal in general; Come along to discuss sci-fi books which tackle socio-political issues. Like our other book clubs, Bright Futures will provide a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions can be shared and new appreciations discovered. There will be wine, curious minds and relaxed conversation. So come and join our warm bookish group – all are welcome.

(Readers don’t have to buy the bookclub book from the shop, however we do rely on those book sales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free; to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on. Please do NOT buy your books from amzon (here’s why), if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library.)

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