INFERNO, by Dan Brown

  • July 31, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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  • James R. H.

    Again, a delightful meeting. The novel opened the door to a very serious topic -- overpopulation. Fiction, at its best, can serve as a mirror reflecting today's concerns,
    whether they be global or limited to the privacy of the home.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Carmit

    The philosophical discussions related to the book such as the problem of overpopulation were interesting and fun to debate.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Matthew

    Hey guys, I am new to meetup.com and The Staten Island Book Club. I would like to attend tonight's meet up but I have no clue what the inferno is, is that a book?

    July 31, 2013

    • Carmit

      It's a book and the author is Dan Brown.

      July 31, 2013

  • Sandy

    Thank you... See you Wednesday

    July 29, 2013

  • Sandy

    Hi all.. I have not attended any of the previous book club meetings and did not read the book.. I would still love to come.. Is that okay?

    July 29, 2013

    • Marie

      It's fine.

      July 29, 2013

  • Joanne

    Sorry, I'm being forced to work on that date. D:

    July 26, 2013

  • Deborah P.

    Buried in the Sky

    Currently my favorite book. Well researched and, for the first time, told from the viewpoint of the people who make mountain climbing possible --- the courageous sherpas. The fact that a person who sees no reason to ever climb a mountain can be enthralled with a book about that subject speaks to its compelling quality.

    July 19, 2013

  • James R. H.

    A book which was mentioned last meeting, 'The Paris Wife', is available in the Charleston Christmas Tree Store at what I suspect is a good price. [Disclaimer: I do not work for the Christmas Tree Store.]

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Marie

    I was thinking and telling people the same thing. The Outliers definitely came to mind. I am curious as to the what was on the blackbox.

    July 10, 2013

  • James R. H.

    Those of us who read 'Outliers' a while back are probably wondering about the language of communication [English/Korean] in the cockpit of the plane which crashed a few days ago. Some books cast a definite shadow.

    Sidebar: There's a tendency for some folk to sprinkle their conversation with snippets, buzz phrases, sound bites taken from TV shows. The assumption implicit is that the listener watches the same shows and understands the references. I'm aware of this primarily because I usually draw a blank and find myself asking for explanations of allusions I don't recognize. One of the nice things about a book club is that we can make references to [Heavens!] book bites ... and not face a sea of blank faces.

    July 10, 2013

  • Denise I.

    Hi All, I missed The Great Gatsby (a book I enjoyed) but, I'm going to try and make it for Inferno. This will be my first Book club meet-up. I hope to make it :)

    July 7, 2013

  • Joanne

    Can't wait to meet everyone. :)

    July 6, 2013

  • Danielle D.

    Hi, this will be my first meeting. Do I have to do anything special?
    Thanks! :)

    June 18, 2013

    • James R. H.

      Hi, Danielle. I'm a relatively new member myself. All you really have to bring with you is an interest in reading. A willingness to join in the conversation's a real plus -- even more so for us, as you'll be adding your own unique viewpoint. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting. Should you get there before 7:30 you'll have time to settle in and meet some of us before things start. We're usually located in the front near the windows.

      June 26, 2013

  • James R. H.

    The Gatsby meeting was a delight. Looking forward to another night of good conversation sprinkled with insights, references to other books worth reading, and more.

    June 26, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Can't wait. Already reading. Fantastic book!

    June 26, 2013

  • Lorraine R.

    My sister-law will also be attending

    June 5, 2013

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