Of Mice, Men and Ready Player One

The Alexandrian Free Library in Second Life have a couple of literary book discussion events scheduled over the next fortnight. The books involved will be Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Below are details of the events.

Sunday, 15 January, 2017

Wellington Cultural Society Monthly Discussion
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm SLT
Where: Wellington County Library, Polkadot

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Description: This month we discuss “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck (originally published in 1937)

The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream–a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films. (Goodreads summary).

Join us for a relaxing hour.
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Sunday, 22 January, 2017

Ready Player One – January Babbage Book Discussion
10:00am – 11:00am SLT
Where: R.F. Burton Library, Babbage Canals

RF Burton Library

Description: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. (Goodreads summary).

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