Fukushima Book Club 4th Meeting–The Princess Bride

Last month was the fourth meeting of the Fuku Book Club! Attendees met over coffee and cocoa at Cafe Pronto in Aizu-Wakamatsu to discuss the original print version of perennial cult classic The Princess Bride. Everyone braved both heavy rain and well-earned Halloween SHINE hangovers in order to come, regular members and relative newcomers alike, but a good time was had by all!

The book chosen was already familiar to most of the people who came, mainly because of its well-known film adaptation, which turned out to have been quite faithful in its rendition. Still, there were a number of differences worth discussion (most notably the ending), and since some members had never seen the movie at all it was really interesting to hear what everyone had to say.

Members take turns choosing five potential book candidates and then putting it to the club for discussion and voting before a novel is finally decided upon. This past month’s novel was selected by Erika and Erica. The next meeting will be held on December 1 (to be confirmed) and will take the Book Club back to its usual haunt, Don Jalapenos in Koriyama. Merran is in charge of choices this time – the list is on the Facebook event page if you would like to vote! As always anyone is welcome, so come one, come all!