White Lion pub, Stroud Green Road
For our March Book Club we'll be reading 'Loitering with Intent' by Muriel Spark.
New members always welcome! We are usually near the back of the pub and will have a copy of the book out on the table.
Nominated for the Booker prize in 1981, it's a mere 224 pages long so it'll be a snap to read.
Art, reality and the strange ways the two imitate one another are at the core of Muriel Spark's delightful Loitering with Intent. Would-be novelist Fleur Talbot works for the snooty, irascible Sir Quentin Oliver at the Autobiographical Association, whose members are all at work on their memoirs. When her employer gets his hands on Fleur's novel-in-progress, mayhem ensues when its scenes begin coming true. Generating hilarious turns of phrase and larger-than-life characters (especially Sir Quentin's batty mother), Spark's inimitable style make this literary joyride thoroughly appealing.