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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ― Voltaire

From the sound of explosions to the sight of blood running from the wounded, war has been able to leave deep scars for many generations. Cities and human life might be destroyed, but some ideologies remain alive. So, why do we fight in war? When will it stop? Should we hate the war or consider it necessary to protect our interests?

Based on the majority votes last month, on September 17 we are going to read and discuss some books that talked about wars from different perspectives. For that reason, we do not limit the books to be fiction or non fiction.

Expect to hear review on books like "Hiroshima" written by John Hershey (, "The Difficulty of Being Good" written by Gurcharan Das, "Fall of Giants" - the first of Century Trilogy historical fiction novel written by Ken Follett, "Inside the Third Reich" written by Albert Speer, "Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps" written by William Foley, and "City of Thieves" - a black comedy novel which recounts fictional World War II adventures, written by David Benioff, "Revolt in Paradise" written by Muriel Stuart Walker a.k.a. K'tut Tantri, and more (to be updated).


This is a FREE event, but we urge members to give donation (Rp 20,000 or more). Light snacks and drinks will be provided (let us know if you want to bring anything). Jakarta Digital Valley (JakDiva) is a co-working space for start-ups, so please be mindful of your surroundings. Coming early to the meetup is advisable because of limited capacity. People who make RSVP three (3) times but fail to come will be automatically be transferred to waitlist in the upcoming meetups.

• Book reviews & discussion
• New release book(s)
• Book auctions
• Book swap (bring your old book and expect to bring home a "new" one. We don't accept journals, magazines, cookbooks or textbooks)
• Chit-chat

The discussion will be moderated in English. This event is independently supported by JBC officers. Your donation will be used to cover administration cost, as well as snacks and drinks for the next meetup.

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