Book Club Report

February 25, 2021By
October 2020 meeting

The Book Club met on February 23 via Zoom to discuss Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. This novel describes the life of Count Rostov as he lived thirty years under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol during the Soviet Era.

The four participants agreed that the most pertinent thing to take away from this novel today was what the Count’s uncle told him at an early age: “If a man does not master his circumstances, then he is bound to be mastered by them.” In our lockdown lives today, we can take that to heart and make sure that we master our circumstances and not be mastered by them.

We are now looking forward to our next book. On March 30th, we will be discussing the non-fiction book Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. The meeting will start at 11:00 via Zoom.

In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers. Offering a different way to view maps, Marshall explains how maps shape the global politics. This is a concise and useful primer for a guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.

If you’ve ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China’s power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here.

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