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Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #31
For April’s meeting, we’re reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. In a postapocalyptic world, two children are sent to The Capitol from each territory as a tribute—their fate: a televised fight to the death. With the movie coming out March 23rd, we expect discussion of both book and movie. Seeing the movie isn’t required, of course, but we will likely be talking about it.
Join us for discussion of our current book as well as helping decide our next selection.
This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting:
For March’s meeting, we read Kraken by China Miéville. At the British Museum of Natural History, a giant squid specimen has inexplicably disappeared. As Miéville himself describes, the novel is “a dark comedy about a squid-worshipping cult and the end of the world. It takes the idea of the squid cult very seriously. Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.”
Most of us enjoyed Kraken, though many of us found it to be too long. A few British-isms were lost on us, but we enjoyed Goss and Subby, Collinswood and other characters.
When: Monday, April 9, 2011 – 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Filter, 1373-75 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL