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The Portsmouth Book Club December Meetup - We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
The book picked for our December meetup is We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor. (Yes - seriously). Get ready for an intergalactic romp! Here is the description from GoodReads: Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad. ------------------------------------ The other books nominated were: The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr ---------------------------------- Thanks to all who came out this evening! We had a great discussion on Travels with Charley by Steinbeck. See you all next month!

The Rusty Hammer

49 Pleasant Street · Portsmouth, NH

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Our book club is monthly, very relaxed and sociable. Come on by! We meet the second Tuesday of every month.

If you have not read the book but would still like to visit, please feel free to meet up with us anyhow. I get this question a lot. We would love to have you come on by and meet with us so you can get a good feel for the club. There have been times when I have not finished the book! Don't worry about it.

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