Book: Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
Food:Leek and Jalapeno Salmon, french bread with goat cheese and pear (and jalapenos on half), cake
Wine of the Night: Lula B.
Never let it be said that we are a timid and tame book club- we are bold and unafraid. Alyssa told us that this was a book that could never be unread, and she was right- once this book is in your head, it is there forever.
This book is pretty controversial, and I don't recommend it to everyone. Read about it first before picking it up. It did spark a lively book club discussion though! Everything in the book is memorable, and there is never a dull moment. To me, I feel the book is about hedonism and freedom, even when that freedom borders and crosses into deviance - sexual and social. The author explains in the back of the book some of his motivations for the book; I would love to know more, and plan to research even more deeply into the reasoning behind it.
We had a special book club this month- we were officially congratulating Mary on her pregnancy! I know that I am hoping she has a girl and names her Erin- what a great name. ;) Alyssa bought a special cake for Mary, that we all got to enjoy. I should have skipped the cake, after the million pieces of bread with goat cheese and pear that I ate. I could eat that everyday, it was so good!
Next month (September) is Mary's pick, and we are reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.