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New Meetup: July Book Club Meeting

From: Nerida
Sent on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:37 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Around Fitzroy & Collingwood Book Club!

Hello Everyone,

For the July meeting we have two nominated very interesting and exciting books to read and discuss;

?The Dice Man? written by Luke Rhinehart
?The Life You Can Save? written by Peter Singer

If you have time and energy, you can read both books, otherwise you can select the book you are most interested in and read that one!

The meeting is 2pm Saturday, July 31, 2010
Grumpy?s Green Caf?. 125 Smith Street, Fitzroy

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 book of the month and see if anyone has read anything else exciting or heard of any great literary events on in Melbourne.

?The Dice Man? written by Luke Rhinehart
A little over three decades ago, a book called 'The Dice Man' was released to an unsuspecting world. The novel about a man who opens his life to chance, letting his decisions be made by the roll of the dice, sold millions of copies. But instead of having its moment in the sun and then disappearing into the second-hand bins, it became one of those books that never really goes away. 'The Dice Man' has borne sequels, a play, a documentary, a television series and a cult of followers who believe that theirs is not to reason why, theirs is just to roll a die and see where fate takes them.

?The Life You Can Save? written by Peter Singer

In The Life You Can Save, philosopher Peter Singer, named one of ?The 100 Most Influential People in the World? by Time magazine, uses ethical arguments, provocative thought experiments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible.

Singer contends that we need to change our views of what is involved in living an ethical life.

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