Continuing with the theme of young protagonists, February’s book is Ender’s Game, the celebrated sci-fi story by Orson Scott Card. In a future where parents are typically allowed two children, and the world is constantly in peril from the threat of an alien force, a new type of military mind is needed. Enter “Ender” (real name Andrew), a third child, who at age six, has to start military training, all the while moderating aggressiveness with mercy.
We meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar. Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at email@example.com. See you there, and happy reading!
Programming Note: In addition, we’re starting another challenge read. The challenge read is a separate book adventure, whereby we pick a (much) longer book than usual and read it over 6 months, periodically checking in at regular meetings. In the end, we’ll have a separate stand-alone meeting to discuss that book. The book is Haruki Marukami’s “1Q84.” The challenge read runs from January to June, and we’ll meet in July TBD. There will be a separate posting for the challenge read, but feel free to e-mail Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.