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June's Book Club Meeting

June's book is 'Wool' by Hugh Howey - it's in the sci-fi/fantasy section in Dymocks in IFC. It's the first installment in a trilogy and has been compared to 'The Hunger Games' - hopefully it will be an interesting view of the future and will generate some good discussion.

A few snippets from reviews:

"Spoken about in the same breath as The Hunger Games and The Passage." (Independent on Sunday)

"Howey can really write ... frightening, intriguing, and mysterious ... it's easy to see why Wool captured readers so quickly." (Guardian)

"The massive underground hit ... Just don't read it in the dark." (Sunday Telegraph)

"Frightening yet completely believable ... I can't wait to see how Howey develops Wool into his prequel and sequel." (Sunday Express)

"Exhilarating, intense, addictive. A novel you will never forget." (SJ Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep)

"A small and zippy vehicle with impressive narrative force...[Howey's] plot twists like a thrashing serpent in a fisherman's net." (Sunday Business Post)

"With Wool Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic! The riveting storyline and detailed prose sucks you in immediately and makes you feel like you're right there in the silo with his characters. But unlike them, you'll be in no hurry to leave." (Ernie Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One)

"The characters are well-drawn, and even the villains have a sympathetic side. Secrets unfold with just the right pacing, and I had to set the book down several times and say, 'Wow,' when a major twist was revealed ... If you're looking for a good read, you can't do much better than Wool." (Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author)

"In Wool, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey's supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake." (Jonathan Hayes, author of Precious Blood)

"Written in a warm style that never attempts to get too clever, this is the kind of terrific read that's both respectful towards and transcendent of its own genre." (Sydney Morning Herald)

I'll add a location closer to the time, it will probably be Libertine again.

Hope to see you there!

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  • Rayna

    Another fantastic event! Jenny does such a wonderful job!!!

    June 28, 2013

  • Fiona R.

    Great to meet you all last night, and thanks Jenny for organizing it. Looking forward to the next book!

    June 27, 2013

  • Jayla K.

    Sorry ladies, need to stay late . Can't come this time. Will meet u all next month

    June 26, 2013

  • Fiona R.

    Hi, I'm new to this group, is there food at libertine or drinks only? I may be a little late, hope that is no problem for you guys. Looking forward to meeting you!

    June 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They serve food as well. See you later!

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • Vikki

    Sorry Ladies! Need to stay late at the office and will not make it tonight!

    June 26, 2013

  • Zara M.

    My kindle informs me that i am somewhere around 20% through the book, so i think best to sit this one out. Hopefully see you all in july!

    June 26, 2013

  • Nichola I.

    Now flying to England that day!

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've updated the venue - we'll be meeting at The Libertine, the same as last time. The table's reserved under 'Jenny', so if you arrive before me just take a seat and get a drink in. See you on Wednesday!

    June 24, 2013

  • Erica G.

    Ha! I always seem to miss the meetings when I actually finish the book. I am heading to the US for the summer and will meet up with you all in August. See you in two months!

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nevermind, have a good summer!

      June 24, 2013

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