december, 2023

04dec6:00 pm7:00 pmBook Club with Lisa6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Zoom connection info is below.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the books you’re reading, join SCI BC peer Lisa Hislop and the book club readers as we work our way through books we’ve always wanted to read (the books are available as audiobooks, digital and hard copy versions). Each week, we read about an hour of the book (or three chapters), then meet to discuss it. We go over what happened and dip our toes into literary analysis, discussing the plot, themes, characters, the author, the time period, and other influences. It usually takes us between 8 and 20 weeks to read the longer texts and 2 to 4 weeks for shorter stories and plays. Once we’re nearing the end of a book, we submit books we’d like to try and choose the group favourite for our next read. Feel free to pop in and check us out!

The group is reading The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

In 1951 John Wyndham published his novel The Day of the Triffids to moderate acclaim. Fifty-two years later, this horrifying story is a science fiction classic, touted by The Times (London) as having “all the reality of a vividly realized nightmare.”Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere twenty-four hours before is gone forever.But to survive in this post-apocalyptic world, one must survive the Triffids, strange plants that years before began appearing all over the world. The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers. With society in shambles, they are now poised to prey on humankind. Wyndham chillingly anticipates bio-warfare and mass destruction, fifty years before their realization, in this prescient account of Cold War paranoia.

How to Connect to Zoom:

–   From your browser: https://zoom.us/j/91890201610

–   From your mobile phone or tablet: download the Zoom app from your app store, then use the meeting ID to get in to the meeting. Meeting ID: 918 9020 1610

–   Dial-in on a landline (telephone): call +1 778 907 2071 Canada (the local number for BC), and enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 918 9020 1610

–  If not in BC, find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/acMz0fXoVA

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(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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