Tomorrow is our last meeting at Books Inc. Chestnut Street! We're moving to Books Inc. Opera Plaza for our May discussion, which will be on May 12th at 6 PM. Thanks to Books Inc. Chestnut Street for two years of extreme hospitality.
Tomorrow's book is J.G. Ballard's High Rise and the discussion is at 7 PM at 2251 Chestnut St. The title for May is Hunger by Knut Hamsun and will be hosted at 601 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco.
A true classic of modern literature that has been described as “one of the most disturbing novels in existence” (Time Out),
Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets,
struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger overtakes him, he slides
inexorably into paranoia and despair. The descent into madness is
recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed
prose, as he loses his grip on reality.