Marathon Reading — Spark’s Novel ‘The Driver’s Seat’

the drive-in (11.22) Join us as we read a very short, strange, bristly terrifying novel out loud.

The Drive-In is the latest in Not About The Buildings’ occasional series of marathon readings of very short novels. This time it’s The Driver’s Seat, Muriel Spark’s 1970 novella, which follows a Danish (probably Danish) woman named Lise to Italy, where she’s searching for the perfect man. But perfect for what?

The reading takes place this Friday at 186 Carpenter Street and starts at 7pm. This may be your last chance to experience something really creepy before the holidays!

Only 107 pages long, the book was described by Ian Rankin as “the most visual of all of Spark’s novels,” and in 2010 one cranky writer from The Guardian called Lise “excruciating” and the book itself “unlovable.” You will hopefully disagree!

Read a few pages aloud, or just listen to others as Lise’s story gets progressively more peculiar.

All Not About The Buildings events are free and open to the public. There will be snacks.

7pm, Friday, November 22, 186 Carpenter Street, (Facebook event page)

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