Check out this sweet book club- including one led by our own Michael Vickers on November 9th!



Naked Brunch Book Club

Auteur, David Cronenberg has drawn frequently from literature with deeply psychological narratives, existential crises and transgressive characters.

Alongside the exhibition David Cronenberg: Transformation the Naked Brunch Book Club will meet over three titles taken from a list of books that Cronenberg has adapted to film. Reserve your spot for one or all of the discussions. Be prepared to enter the worlds of intensely co-dependent twin gynaecologists, a genteel café owner and family man with a jarring past, and a junkie who travels through a twisted temporal reality searching for a fix while fleeing arrest.

Whilst there will croissants and tea, this is not the Jane Austen book club. There will be PERVERSE THEMES. There will be OBSCENE LANGUAGE. There will be VIOLENCE.

RSVP – Each meeting limited to 15 participants
BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and come prepared for a discussion
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September 28, 10 am

FREE, limited to 15 participants, RSVP required
Light breakfast provided

Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland
Twins is a spellbinding novel of the bizarre lives and shocking deaths of twin doctors—bound together by more than brotherly love, damned together to a private hell of unspeakable obsessions. Twins was made into the motion picture Dead Ringers.

October 12, 10 am

FREE, limited to 15 participants, RSVP required
Light breakfast provided

A History of Violence, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke

Presented in graphic novel form, this suspenseful crime story is about Tom McKenna, a family man who becomes an instant media celebrity when he thwarts a robbery at his own diner. McKenna's newfound fame draws the attention of a group of merciless mobsters who have been looking to settle a score with him for over 20 years. Now, as the killers descend upon his small town in Middle America, the Brooklyn native must face the actions of his youth and relive his past history of violence as he attempts to salvage the life he has built and keep his family out of harm's way.

November 9, 10 am
Free, limited to 15 participants, RSVP required
Light breakfast provided

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch is the unnerving tale of a monumental descent into the hellish world of a narcotics addict as he travels from New York to Tangiers, then into Interzone, a nightmarish modern urban wasteland in which the forces of good and evil vie for control of the individual and all of humanity. By mixing the fantastic and the realistic with his own unmistakable vision and voice, Burroughs has created a unique masterpiece that is a classic of twentieth century fiction.