TNCC Book Club Invites Public to April 21 Group Discussion


Published: April 1, 2010

Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Book Circles will kick off its spring season with a discussion group meeting on Wednesday, April 21 on the Hampton Campus. Reading enthusiasts from throughout the community can join TNCC’s Book Circles at 3 p.m. in Library Gallery, Wythe Hall, for discussions about “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith and Walter Mosley’s “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.”

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is a 2009 mashup that combines the classic 19th century tale of manners and status with modern action involving zombies and ninjas. While preserving much of Austen’s original text, Grahame-Smith introduces a zombie-invasion, ninja training and action-packed mayhem in the New York Times Bestseller.

In “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned,” Mosley introduces readers to Socrates Fortlow, a convicted felon who attempts to readjust to freedom after serving 27 years in prison. Through a series of interconnected short stories, Mosley chronicles Fortlow’s life in the Watts area of Los Angeles while exploring racism, masculinity, violence, loyalty, friendship and responsibility.

The books are available on reserve in the College’s library or for purchase in the campus bookstore; supplies may be limited. TNCC Book Circles is supported by TNCC Student Activities and the President’s Cultural Scholarships. For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations,  Marketing and Special Events at (757) 825-3500.

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