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We meet in the new Central Park complex (http://www.centralparksydney.com/explore/getting-here) (opposite UTS) on a Saturday afternoon. When the weather is fine we do so outdoors. Sometimes sitting on the lawn, other times in a cafe or the public food court.

The titles are chosen to encourage discussion of psychological, sociological, political, or philosophical themes raised by the author.

For you podcast-heads, rest assured, the readings are usually by professional actors. If you do prefer audio, go to Audible (click here) for a month's free trial subscription. Titles I already own are...

• James Joyce - Ulysses (full=30hours or abridged=4hours)

• Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Wood_(novel)) (not a great translation)

• Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf

• Jonathan Franzen - Freedom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_(Jonathan_Franzen_novel))

• John Updike - Rabbit Run (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit,_Run)

• Nick Hornby - About a Boy

• Nick Hornby - How to be Good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Be_Good) (3h45m abridged audio)

• Tim Winton - An Open Swimmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Open_Swimmer)

• Truman Capote - In Cold Blood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Cold_Blood)

• Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_and_Punishment)

• Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tess_of_the_d%27Urbervilles)

• Thomas Hardy - The Return of the Native (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_the_Native)

• CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters

• Barack Obama - Dreams from my Father (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreams_from_My_Father)

• Robert Heller - Catch 22(17 hours) **

• Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

• Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse-Five)

• Kurt Vonnegut - Hocus Pocus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hocus_Pocus_%28novel%29)

• Kurt Vonnegut - Breakfast of Champions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_of_Champions)

• Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World)

• Aldous Huxley - Doors of Perception (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors_of_Perception) **

• Aldous Huxley - Crome Yellow

• Arthur C Clarke -2001: A Space Odyssey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_%28novel%29)

• Carl Sagan - Contact (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_(novel))

• Carl Sagan - Demon Haunted World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Demon-Haunted_World)

• Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land)

• Robert Heinlein - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_Is_a_Harsh_Mistress)

• Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange)

• Philip K Dick - Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep%3F)

• Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash) **

• Neal Stephenson - Anathem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anathem)

• Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver

• Daniel Domscheit-Berg - Inside Wikileaks (http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/feb/10/wikileaks-legal-action-daniel-domscheit-berg)

• Henry David Thoreau - Walden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden) **

• Joseph Campbell - The Hero with a Thousand Faces

• Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson - The Illuminatus! Trilogy
..........Illuminatus! Part 1 - The Eye in the Pyramid (unabridged 13 hours)
..........Illuminatus! Part 2 - The Golden Apple (unabridged 10 hours)
..........Illuminatus! Part 3 - The Eye in the Pyramid (unabridged 11 hours)

• Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn

** indicates already studied by our meetup group

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