Monday

ASC Book Club

Thursday, January 7
7:00 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

A Single Man (Christopher Isherwood)
When A Single Man was originally published, it shocked many by its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in midlife. George, the protagonist, is adjusting to life on his own after the sudden death of his partner, and determines to persist in the routines of his daily life; the course of A Single Man spans twenty-four hours in an ordinary day. An Englishman and a professor living in suburban Southern California, he is an outsider in every way, and his internal reflections and interactions with others reveal a man who loves being alive despite everyday injustices and loneliness. Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, this novel catches the texture of life itself.

  1. Get the book from an online bookseller or put it on your Christmas list!
  2. Read it.
  3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.
  5. Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore; directed by Tom Ford; preview here.

All are welcome. See you there!

GROUP RATING OF BOOK FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 7.6

5 comments:

James said...

I'll be there!

Anonymous said...

I will be there. Doug

kingsway807 said...

ya'all, i'm soooo excited about the book and movie...the book was great LOVED it...can't wait to discuss and see the movie...when are we going to the movie?

Anonymous said...

Something came up will not be able to make it.
Doug

carpediem915 said...

I really liked the movie.... I hope you guys have fun.