Everybody finished the book, hooray! It felt pretty long, though it moves quicker past the half-way mark. It's safe to say it's not going to be anyone's favorite. There were some memorable lines: "And they tramped off to the forests with sturdy youths bearing guitars, twang-twang!"
What shocked me most about the book were its explicit sex details. Even with warning, I didn't expect it to hold a candle to the obscenities of today's erotica, but it does. Unfortunately, that is its main contribution to the literary canon. It does attempt a shallow treatise on natural verses mechanized humanity, but there is nothing new there. Read Tolstoy.
We met up at Oak Lawn Coffee in the afternoon for our Chatterley chat. Oak Lawn is a nice little place to study. There's a little parking around the back, but be careful not to park in the spots for the pet store next door because they will ask you to move. Charity was kind enough to test this theory for us. :) The chai latte I got was pretty weak, but they supposedly have "the best iced coffee," so I should have tried that.
I'm the chronicler of our adventures.