May 30th Meeting

We met last Tuesday at Jack Y’s house to discuss the May book ‘The Long Walk’  by Slovomir Rawicz.  In addition to liquid refreshments, Jack served some great chicken and a variety of salads for our dinning pleasure.  Thanks to Jack and Judy for hosting our last meeting before our summer hiatus.

Paul took up the discussion leader duties for the book and after the  introduction to the author we all were asked our opinions on the book.  I think all of us were of a mind that a large part of the book is more fiction than fact.  Craig brought up a second book ( Finding Mr Smith ) which attributes the tale of the journey to an altogether different person than the author.  So the believability of the story ( to include the Yeti sighting 🙂 )  left most of us in doubt about the veracity of the author.

However that said most members liked the story quite a bit.  John commented that he found it entertaining as did most members of the group.  So while not very believable it was an entertaining tale. Even if it did wrap up very quickly.

For the Summer we are going to read ‘Homo Sapiens‘ by  Yuval Noah Harar.  The book was suggested by Mike and he will be hosting when we return after the summer break.

Rating 6.5

About gillespierm

Born: 1952 Des Plaines Illinois Education: BA in Psychology from Western Ill University, Masters in Computer Sciences from Azuza Pacific University Occupations: Senior Consultant Inforeliance Corp. Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) Family: Married in 1995 to Bonny. Hobbies: Golf, Hiking
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