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April 2018 Book Club - Catch 22 & Hound of the Baskervilles
• What we'll do The Around Fitzroy & Collingwood Book Club is very informal; there is no set meeting agenda. Over a coffee, beer or wine, we usually have a chat about what everyone thought of the books of the month and see if anyone has read anything else exciting or heard of any great literary events on in Melbourne. Look for the table with the pile of books on it, and that's us. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. His real problem is not the enemy - it is his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The services of famed detective Sherlock Holmes are engaged to ensure the safety of Baskerville heir Sir Henry - recently arrived from America. Dr Watson is dispatched to accompany Sir Henry to Baskerville Hall in Devon. Yet Watson finds the wild moors are a far cry from the orderly streets of London, and in the cold night a savage and bestial howl may be heard… • What to bring • Important to know

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    We meet monthly to discuss the book or books of the month. As the name suggests, the meetings will be around the Fitzroy - Collingwood area, somewhere we can enjoy a beer, wine or coffee too! No limits on genre, if the book is good we'll give it a go. We have a pretty good mix of people so usually lots of interesting discussion and opinions but nothing too serious. You can always get a few recommendations for a new book or two! A book club is a great way to meet new people if you are new in town, or looking to increase your social circle. It's low pressure - low risk environment and there's always your thoughts on the book to start the conversation flowing!

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