International Club of Berne

Sophie Book Group

  • Wednesday, 29th May 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 26th June 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 24th July 2019 at 5:30pm
  • Friday, 16th August 2019 at 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 12:50pm
  • Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 6:30pm

Location: Place to be determined

Sophie Book Group

When                Wednesdays, at 19:00
27 March, 24 April, 29 May, 26 June, 18 September, 30 October, ?? November
Where               Time and place to be determined
Contact            Graham Tritt
Deadline          Please register by the Monday before
Members are welcome to attend any meetings – you can choose to attend only those sessions covering the books you are interested in.


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Graham wrote
at 9:42am on Saturday, 27th April 2019
Side themes of our meeeting
1. Schreckmümpfeli, the gruesome stories on radio SRF1 on Monday evenings at 23:00 after the news.
2. Überwachung, supervision, monitoring, transparent people, data. The Chinese and Uigurs. The books Zero and Wurfel.
3. The referenda on May 19: EU weapon law, CHF and tax change
4. Philosophy. Calvin and Hobbes. Siddartha / Hermann Hesse.
Graham wrote
at 9:34am on Saturday, 27th April 2019
Some comments, as I review my chaotic notes.
1. The Pearl is a morality tale. A long parable. The destruction which wealth brings to the soul. Other such stories: Aseop, ...
2. A very harsh critique of colonialization. The Spanish conquerors 400 years of subjugation. Corruption e.g. the pearl buyers. The Church. Supression of culture and language.
3. A big theme of respect. Between the villagers, families, persons.
And lack of respect, between the classes.
4. Other books by John Steinbeck. These are all "must reads" in every lifetime? The Grapes of Wrath. Tortilla Flat.
Graham wrote
at 9:27am on Saturday, 27th April 2019
Again we were only three. Question: where are the others? Slowly for various differrent reasons, they are dropping out. Answer: we open each event to all the members, even non-ICB, and advertise the books better.
Graham wrote
at 5:39pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
23 April: ok for Mary, Peter, Graham
Graham wrote
at 5:39pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
Also you can read it online here:
Graham wrote
at 5:37pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
On 24 April we read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck.

YOu can download it here in various formats:

I have placed a PDF version in the Sophie group files

It is 48 pages, perhaps it is possible to read it quickly!



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By Graham 5 days ago

Wed 19 18:30 Sophie Book Group meeting

Thu 19 18:30 Other events: Unik - book readings at GenerationenHaus

Fri 20 September Films see

Sat 21 September Kulinata GenerationenHaus

Sun 22 Walk and Talk

Monday 23 18:45 Toastmasters

Tuesday 24 19:00 Club Meeting Mediation

Saturday 12 October Fall Party and General Meeting


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