Archive for the ‘The Erotic Book Club’ Category
Well, book club is back this month after a summer break. We hope you have
enjoyed yourselves, but now it is time to get down to business: 50 SHADES
OF GREY. Yes, that’s right, it is finally time to talk about the zeitgeist
of erotic literature. You’ve had 2 long months to read as much (or as
little) of this trilogy as you preferred and now you better get your butts
to book club next Thursday and tells us what you thought.
Bring wine and nibbles
Thurs 27th September
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Road
x Fanny & Robin x
Each year on our anniversary we turn the tables and set our readers a writing challenge. This year we’re asking you to anonymously submit a short confessional story to be read out at the April Book Club.
We’ve set up a special page on our site for you to submit your piece without letting us know who you are, so no need for red faces. Stories should be no more than 1500 words.
Thursday 26 April 2012, 8pm
Bring bubbly, birthday cake and filthy minds.
Thursday 29th March 2012, 8pm
Guillaume Apollinaire’s ”Les Onze Mille Verges” (The Eleven Thousand Rods)
One of the most masterful and hilarious erotic novels of all time, pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire’s masterpiece. Debauched aristocrat Mony Vibescu and a circle of his fellow sybarites blaze a trail
of uncontrollable lust, bloody cruelty and depravity across the streets of Europe in Apollinaire’s classic erotic novel. Written in 1906 after Apollinaire’s researches at the Enfer section of the Bibliotheque
Nationale in which he encountered the suppressed works of De Sade, Restif de la Bretonne and Andrea de Nerciat, The Eleven Thousand Rods is a startling modern response to these “”old masters”" of erotica.
Length: 128 pages
Bring wine, nibbles and filthy minds.
Two curious people go into a virtual world to find partners for the BDSM sex that’s forbidden on their repressive planet. But then a race of aliens arrive to conquer their planet, and not only do these aliens practice kinky sex, but it’s the foundation for their entire social system. So our two outlaw heroes are the best-equipped people on the planet to deal with the alien menace. Come for the sex, but stay for the awesome tale of alien invasion. Grab yourself a copy and come join us!
This month we are reading: Sarah by JT Leroy & The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things by JT Leroy
We suggest that we all start by reading “Sarah”, then you should dive into “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things”
The next book club will take place at 8pm on Thursday 24th February.
210 /3 Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9NQ
Bring wine, nibbles and friends dressed in floral print!
Robin & Fanny
x x x x
Our next Erotic Book Club will be taking place on Thursday January 27th 2011.
The club takes a break over winter with no club in December. Given that this gives us a little more time to prepare we decided we would pick a theme so that we could delve a bit deeper and have various texts to compare against each other:
We will be focusing on Erotic Female Memoirs reading both The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour and The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet and comparing the styles of these ‘sexually explicit’ confessionals by women.
Join us on 27th January for our next club and let us know if the books tickled your fancy…
Robin & Fanny
x x x
This month’s book
The votes are in and our book club members have decided that this month we’re all going to be reading the book which spawned the most famous erotic movie of all time.
“Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be. As the story opens, Emmanuelle is boarding a plane in London to rejoin her husband in Bangkok. She finds herself powerfully compelled by the overnight passenger seated beside her, and before she has landed, her irrepressible sensual nature has begun to open wide vistas of sexual possibility. As the novel continues, she moves easily from the waiting arms of her husband to intimacies with the wives of his business associates to further explorations and experiences in which the subtle aesthetics of eroticism are expounded-and enacted-to their fullest. Emmanuelle, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial clandestine publication in France, relates the movement of a woman from an unconscious to a profoundly conscious sexuality.”
The next book club will be on Thursday 28th October
This is a quick reminder that tomorrow night (Thu 25th) we’ll be meeting at our usual haunt to discuss the book we’ve all been reading “Pleasure Bound” and oh my, wasn’t it a saucy one! True stories about Cinema bondage, strap on cocks, art gallery exhibitionism and more… Join us for an evening of decadent conversation, and please bring along ideas for what you’d like to read next, (or email them in). We’re going to put a selection of the suggestions to a quick public vote at the end of the club, so even those of you who are absent can join in. We’ll look forward to seeing you all at 8pm tomorrow night
Robin & Fanny xxx
This month we are reading: Pleasure Bound Edited by Alison Tyler
“Who doesn’t want to be bound by desire? Top erotica writer and editor Alison Tyler gathers twenty-three true-life bondage stories that take us into the delicious world of BDSM. In Pleasure Bound, everyone’s favorite erotica writers share exquisitely explicit stories based on encounters from their own lives. Stephen Elliot submits to the beautiful agonies of goodbye sex in “Last Time Under the Exit Sign.” Teresa Noelle Roberts discovers “Big Hands” are all the better for spanking. A lucky submissive experiences the double delights of flogging and exhibitionism in Sophia Valenti’s “On the Mend.” Punishingly good, these stories will have you begging for more. ” Cleis Press
Join us on the 25th March to discuss it…
Unit 3 210 Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9NQ