SciFi: The Giver: Lois Lowry

Our first book will be The Giver by Lois Lowry, a young adult, dystopian novel.

The format of the sciFi meetings will precisely follow the normal Caversham Critics template. For example, we will adhere to the 400 page limit for books. There is only one difference: if you want to suggest a book from a series, please only suggest the 1st book. Due to the dominance of book series in Science Fiction, they are allowed. However, not starting a series at the beginning may put off some members. 

I, Montgomery Webster, will lead the group (as no one else was willing). 

The book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3636.The_Giver?ac=1
The movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435651/combined

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  • Alice M

    Hi Laura, the YA book we were talking about was Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Alice M

    Anyone keen for Chennai Dosa? I'll be there from about 6.10.

    May 12, 2014

    • Paul

      If I can finish the book in time I'll be there...

      May 12, 2014

    • David

      I'll join you for a dosa, Alice.

      May 12, 2014

  • Michelle

    Hi everyone - I just haven't got around to reading the book, I'm afraid. I'm gonna duck out of this one but look forward to what the next book will be!

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • Montgomery W.

      No problem, Michelle. Will post the next group book choice and time Monday or Tuesday. See you soon.

      May 11, 2014

  • Montgomery W.

    Start getting your book recommendations ready for Monday. There is no limit on the number of suggestions per person.

    May 7, 2014

    • Montgomery W.

      No one is obliged to recommend books, Natalie (poor thing). Check out the Top 100: http://scifilists.sff...­

      May 7, 2014

    • Montgomery W.

      @Laura, let's hold off on the Wool 2 loan. I'm still working my way through the first one and have promised to finish some other books in the meantime. Looking forward to it though, for sure.

      May 7, 2014

  • Natalie A.

    Finished so long ago I may have to re-read...

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Half way through the assignment...

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      uphill until half way though.. then yes (now done)

      April 3, 2014

    • Montgomery W.

      ¿Are you still going to remember the book in May :?

      April 4, 2014

  • Laura

    Finished 'Wool' today Monty and I would recommend it :-)

    March 30, 2014

    • Montgomery W.

      That will be perfect, though I might not get there until 8:PM. Thank you.

      March 30, 2014

    • Laura

      Great see you there :-)

      March 30, 2014

  • Natalie A.

    As no one else was willing? No one else had the power to fight you off more like ;-)

    2 · March 25, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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