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Join us for lively book discussion in Central Tokyo.
Fiction and non-fiction books and great chat with a friendly crowd!

We ususally meet in a pub in Ebisu but occassionally we meet in Osaki.
We will have read the book, or at least most of it, before we come along and most people contribute their opinions and thoughts on the book.
We have a list of questions to act as a prompt if we run out of topics.... but this is rare as we all generally have lots to say.
If the group is large, we split in to smaller groups and we discuss the book and related topics as they come up.

The pub kindly lets us book without taking a course menu or asking for a booking fee, but we do need to order drinks and there is a food menu available.

We hope you enjoy being a member.

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Tokyo Ebisu Book Club - The Underground Railroad by Coleson Whitehead

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*Hopefully in Footnik but on Zoom if that seems better. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Remember, this is a discussion group so please do read most of the book so that we can discuss!** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October sees us discussing The Underground Railroad by Coleson Whitehead. Thank you to the many members who have recommended this award-winning book. "Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.." (Amazon) -------------------------------------------- THE FooTNiK EBISU JR EBISU, East Exit. From ticket gate walk straight ahead, down escalator, turn right and down steps to street level (Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right). Straight to junction, right at Doutor Coffee. The FooTNiK is next door. 3 Mins EBISU (Hibiya Line) Take Exit 1 to street level. Enter West Exit of JR Ebisu, walk straight through station and out other side. Turn right and walk straight. The road curves left, Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right. Follow road to Junction, turn right at Doutor Coffee Shop. THE FooTNiK is next door. 4 mins.

Tokyo Ebisu Book Club - Factfulness by Hans Rosling

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*Hopefully in Footnik but on Zoom if that seems better. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Remember, this is a discussion group so please do read most of the book so that we can discuss!** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The November book is Non-Fiction and has bee suggested by several members: Factulness by Hans Rosling. Amazon: "When asked simple questions about global trends, "what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school" we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. -------------------------------------------- THE FooTNiK EBISU JR EBISU, East Exit. From ticket gate walk straight ahead, down escalator, turn right and down steps to street level (Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right). Straight to junction, right at Doutor Coffee. The FooTNiK is next door. 3 Mins EBISU (Hibiya Line) Take Exit 1 to street level. Enter West Exit of JR Ebisu, walk straight through station and out other side. Turn right and walk straight. The road curves left, Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right. Follow road to Junction, turn right at Doutor Coffee Shop. THE FooTNiK is next door. 4 mins.

Tokyo Ebisu Book Club - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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** We may meet on Zoom or in person at The Footnik Ebisu, We will decide close to the event date. ** December's book is a Classic. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. **Remember, this is a discussion group so please do read most of the book so that we can discuss!** -------------------------------------------- "The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Over 1 million copies sold in the UK. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, 'Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's '1984' and Huxley's 'Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock." Amazon -------------------------------------------- THE FooTNiK EBISU JR EBISU, East Exit. From ticket gate walk straight ahead, down escalator, turn right and down steps to street level (Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right). Straight to junction, right at Doutor Coffee. The FooTNiK is next door. 3 Mins EBISU (Hibiya Line) Take Exit 1 to street level. Enter West Exit of JR Ebisu, walk straight through station and out other side. Turn right and walk straight. The road curves left, Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right. Follow road to Junction, turn right at Doutor Coffee Shop. THE FooTNiK is next door. 4 mins.

Tokyo Ebisu Book Club - Book to be decided

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The book is not yet selected. **Remember, this is a discussion group so please do read most of the book so that we can discuss!** -------------------------------------------- THE FooTNiK EBISU JR EBISU, East Exit. From ticket gate walk straight ahead, down escalator, turn right and down steps to street level (Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right). Straight to junction, right at Doutor Coffee. The FooTNiK is next door. 3 Mins EBISU (Hibiya Line) Take Exit 1 to street level. Enter West Exit of JR Ebisu, walk straight through station and out other side. Turn right and walk straight. The road curves left, Pronto Coffee is ahead and on right. Follow road to Junction, turn right at Doutor Coffee Shop. THE FooTNiK is next door. 4 mins.

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