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Calling all book lovers! Come and join us to discuss the chosen (English language) book, in a friendly and relaxed environment. We give a month's notice for the next book and meetup schedule, hopefully enough time for you to get your copy of the book and dig in!

Upcoming events (3)

"Malice" by Keigo Higashino

Arte Hotel

Note: the book club meet following this one will be on 30th July ,"We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler", and a month thereafter on 27th August, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari (non fiction). • What we'll do Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us in person and share your insights over a meal and/or drink(s) at the ground floor restaurant of Arte Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 19 close to Terminal 21 Mall. Approximately 287 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Paragon or Emquartier, but not at Central World) for 331 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs $9.99 US dollars. Alternatively, you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com. Synopsis Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers' relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out. Malice is one of the bestselling—the most acclaimed—novel in Keigo Higashino's series featuring police detective Kyochiro Kaga, one of the most popular creations of the bestselling novelist in Asia. • Important to know No entrance fee, no membership fees. Use of hotel restaurant facilities are free so please feel free to order a meal and/or a drink or two.

"We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler

Note: the book club meet preceding this one is on 25th June, "Malice" by Keigo Higashino, whereas the one following this will be on 27th August, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" (non fiction) by Yuval Noah Harari. 2nd Note: 29th of July, Monday, is a holiday • What we'll do Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us in person and share your insights over a meal and/or drink(s) at the ground floor restaurant of Arte Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 19 close to Terminal 21 Mall. Approximately 322 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Paragon or Emquartier branch), for 339 baht . As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs $12.99 US dollars. Alternatively, you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com. Synopsis Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion...she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences. • Important to know No entrance fee, no membership fees. Use of hotel restaurant facilities are free so please feel free to order a meal and/or a drink or two.

"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari - (NONFICTION)

Note: the book club meet immediately preceding this one is on 30th July ("We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler) • What we'll do Finish reading the book (or at least up to end of Part 2), then join us in person and share your insights over a meal and/or drink(s) at the ground floor restaurant of Arte Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 19 close to Terminal 21 Mall. Approximately 464 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore (Paragon, Central World or Emquartier) for 419 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs $14.99 US dollars. Alternatively, you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com. Synopsis Seventy thousand years ago, there were at least six different human species on earth. They were insignificant animals, whose ecological impact was less than that of fireflies or jellyfish. Today, there is only one human species left: Us. Homo sapiens. But we rule this planet. Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are. Sapiens focuses on key processes that shaped humankind and the world around it, such as the advent of agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion and the rise of the nation state. Unlike other books of its kind, Sapiens takes a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges the gaps between history, biology, philosophy and economics in a way never done before. Furthermore, taking both the macro and the micro view, Sapiens conveys not only what happened and why, but also how it felt for individuals. Table of Contents: Timeline of history Part 1: The cognitive revolution. An animal of no significance ; The tree of knowledge ; A day in the life of Adam and Eve ; The flood Part 2: The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud ; Building pyramids ; Memory overload ; There is no justice in history Part 3: The unification of humankind. The arrow of history ; The scent of money ; Imperial visions ; The law of religion ; The secret of success Part 4: The scientific revolution. The discovery of ignorance ; The marriage of science and empire ; The capitalist creed ; The wheels of industry ; A permanent revolution ; And they lived happily ever after ; The end of Homo sapiens Afterword: The animal that became a god. • Important to know No entrance fee, no membership fees. Use of hotel restaurant facilities are free so please feel free to order a meal and/or a drink or two.

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"Life" by Lu Yao

Arte Hotel