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Book 1: "1984 by George Orwell"
Book 1:
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 @ 19:30
Brasserie des Halles de L île Sàrl: place de l'Ile 1, 1204 Genève, Geneva
Come and join us to explore life in a totalitarian regime that has stripped the people of their rights. The themes in this novel have become a major part of modern culture, as have terms such as "big brother" and "doublespeak" (resulting from Orwell's term of "doublethink").

Presenter: Andy
Commenter: Melody

20-30-minute book presentation including:
A brief history of author’s life
A short summary of the book
Main/new ideas that the book brought to the society at the time that it was written
What were the major implications/reactions at the time that it was written?
What are the major implications on our daily lives (if any)?

30-minute group disucssion
Led by a commenter (opposing ideas, if applicable)
What are member’s personal view about the book?

Download the book from: http://sites.google.com/site/genevabookclubgbc/books/finance-docs/files/07.1984.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Venue: Brasserie des Halles de L île Sàrl: place de l'Ile 1, 1204 Genève


Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting!

For late-breakers: you can take a look at the following link which should give you a useful overview of the book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four)

Look forward to see you all!

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