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Old 03-27-2021, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MB Book Club Discussion: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino



This month's book for the book club is Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Get reading!

Here are some discussion questions from a google search to kick you off

Spoiler for .:
-What was your favorite part of the book?

-What was your least favorite?

-Did you race to the end, or was it more of a slow burn?

-What did you think of the writing? Are there any standout sentences?

-Did you reread any passages? If so, which ones?

-Would you want to read another book by this author?

-Did reading the book impact your mood? If yes, how so?

-What surprised you most about the book?

-How did your opinion of the book change as you read it?

-If you could ask the author anything, what would it be?

-How does the book's title work in relation to the book's contents? If you could give the book a new title, what would it be?

-Is this book overrated or underrated?

-Did this book remind you of any other books?

-How did it impact you? Do you think you'll remember it in a few months or years?

-Would you ever consider re-reading it? Why or why not?

-Who do you most want to read this book?

-Are there lingering questions from the book you're still thinking about?


This should be easy to pick up (and worthy of your bookshelf imo), but if you need help with a pdf copy, please send me a PM.

p.s. if you're looking for reading music for this, the Winged Victory for the Sullen's ambient/modern classical soundtrack to a stage performance of the book might be of interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfRNN4pp0_A
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Old 03-27-2021, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I finished it today, I loved it. I'll wait with posting my ideas about it until we're all finished because I think it's more fun that way.
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Any plans to read non-fiction in this book club?
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm down. Books are chosen by people in the club and we go through them on a rotation, so if you want to join and put forward a nonfiction book go ahead. I was thinking of doing Mishima's Sun and Steel for my next pick but that's a bit down the line.
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm down. Books are chosen by people in the club and we go through them on a rotation, so if you want to join and put forward a nonfiction book go ahead. I was thinking of doing Mishima's Sun and Steel for my next pick but that's a bit down the line.
Cool.

I love 'Sun and Steel'. Gotta hand it to the Manics' Richey Edwards for my discovery of that one.

Not sure if I'm gonna join this club or not yet though. I love reading, but I have bookshelves filled with books that are already on my queue.
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Oh damn I wasn't actually gonna join but if we can do non-fiction then I might have to join 4 real so I can put up Behold a Pale Horse by Bill Cooper.
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Old 03-28-2021, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Send me the PDF Chris!
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Old 03-28-2021, 01:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Productive usage of PDFs does indeed make me horny

Also I might get in on this, around when do people think full discussions on the novel will start? A timeline will keep me motivated to actually read it
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