Dive Bar Book Club OC Meetup

MARCH'S BOOK IS: THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON BY ADAM JOHNSON. THIS BOOK WON THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION.

Welcome to the Dive Bar Book Club OC!!! We're a fun group, so if you like to have a couple of cocktails in a great little place, and talk about a great read, join us!!

On the second Tuesday of each month, we'll meet in a different place in the general area of HB, NB, Irvine, Costa Mesa or Tustin. Dive bar, or upscale bar, we'll mix it up each month.

Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!

http://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Masters-Son-Pulitzer-Fiction/dp/0812982622/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388636588&sr=1-1&keywords=the+orphan+master%27s+son

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2012: It is only January, but Adam Johnson’s astonishing novel is destined to cast a long shadow over the year in books. Jun Do is The Orphan Master’s Son, a North Korean citizen with a rough past who is working as a government-sanctioned kidnapper when we first meet him. He is hardly a sympathetic character, but sympathy is not author Johnson’s aim. In a totalitarian nation of random violence and bewildering caprice—a poor, gray place that nonetheless refers to itself as “the most glorious nation on earth”—an unnatural tension exists between a citizen’s national identity and his private life. Through Jun Do’s story we realize that beneath the weight of oppression and lies beats a heart not much different from our own—one that thirsts for love, acceptance, and hope—and that realization is at the heart of this shockingly believable, immersive, and thrilling novel. --Chris Schluep

 

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  • Shane

    Wonderful creation, Michelle, thank you.
    Made a believer outta me.
    Can't wait for the next time we meet.

    March 12

  • Bill V.

    Another nice evening. Interesting perspectives on the book, North Korea, and social/psychological issues. Another great job by Michelle of keeping the discussion on track and sharing her passion with the group. I look forward to the next meeting.

    March 12

  • Bill M.

    Great to see our intimate group, even to discuss N. Korea

    March 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun! great , passionate opinions.

    1 · March 11

  • Kim B.

    Oh I wish I weren't sick- Sorry to miss my first book club but will start on the second book as I lay in bed with the Kleenex box. See you next month...

    March 11

  • Elena R

    I'm sorry Michelle, looks like I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. That's a bummer. Really wanted to come and hear what everyone thinks of this month's book. :-(

    March 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I will not be able to attend. Looking forward to a new book, though.

    March 10

  • Ellyn L.

    Hi, still not strong enough to go out in the evening after work, so I will have to pass this time again. I really hope to make it next month. Have fun, everyone, as you always do!

    March 10

  • Jackie L.

    Can't make this. I will be in Huntington Beach and will get there too late.

    March 8

  • Bill M.

    OK - Will Durty Nelly's have food this time? I'm calling at 3 and volunteering to cook if they have no one working the kitchen!

    2 · March 5

    • Michelle

      Ha! I will be taking care of that problem today!! Let you know if we need your cheeseburger making skills bill!!!

      1 · March 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is Aprils book going to be? If you do not mind telling us!

    1 · February 21

    • Michelle

      Hi jay! It's before the poison by Robinson. A good little murder mystery. Missed you last month! Hope to see you at the next meetup!!

      February 26

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Michelle! I just missed you last month as I arrived late! I read the darn book too! ( for a change) Thank you for the head start on April, See you soon!

      1 · February 26

  • Wendy W.

    I am unable to attend tomorrow's due to illness. What is the book for the next meetup?

    1 · February 10

    • Michelle

      Hi Wendy it's the orphan masters son a Pulitzer Prize winner. Hope to see you there!!

      February 26

  • alex

    Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder to fill out my survey if you have a moment. Five $20 gift cards will be awarded tomorrow night, so don't miss a chance to get your next book club selection paid for:)

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BookClubs_Motivation

    1 · February 22

  • Jennifer Miller S.

    My first meetup - looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · February 9

  • Evangeline

    Plus 1

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Darlene

    Sounds great. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend.

    1 · January 1, 2014

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