Our Book Club pick for May is….

Saturday’s online book club meeting was fun, and it went pretty well for a first time live video on Facebook! I am loving that it autosaves to the Books That Wander page so that people can view it later. If you missed out and want to watch what happened, you can by clicking right here – be warned though, I can be a mess on camera 😂 Admittingly I’m not always great with words. I promise I am working on that!

For a quick written summary, we chatted about each comic book/graphic novel that we chose to read for the month. We all thought that the artwork was done so well and it was a nice break to read something light in comparison to a novel. I personally think comic artists deserve so much more credit – there is an immense amount of detail in the pictures! It totally justifies the price of purchase.

This month, we are diving into the frightful genre of horror. Our votes were cast during the last meeting, and majority of the members picked……..


Metro 2033
by Dmitry Glukhovsky

 

Metro 2033 (Metro, #1) by Dmitry Glukhovsky

(image taken from Google images)

 

So, there is a game series based on the Metro trilogy, and I’d actually heard of the games first before the books – I had no idea the books even existed! Crazy, I know.

From what I know, the games are amazing, and apparently the books are great too. I am super keen to start Metro 2033 to get an in-depth insight to the story and the world defined by Glukhovsky.

The blurb is kind of really long, so here’s an extract to give you a basic idea of the story:

“Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.”

If this sounds like something up your alley, I’ve compiled a list of of places online to purchase the book and there is options for everyone. I don’t ever want anyone to feel obliged to spend a huge amount of money (unless they want to), so if you’re not a hard-copy book kind of person, there’s a link to the eBook version as well.


For cheap purchase and free delivery:

Book Depository generally have the cheapest option (though not always) and they do guarantee free delivery. It’s not the quickest of deliveries, but they do ship globally. To purchase Metro 2033 from Book Depository,
click here.

For my Aussie friends who want it fast:

Booktopia is a reliable source for receiving any orders quickly, as long as they have it in stock. Make sure you check their availability before you check out! An added bonus is if you link your Qantas Frequent Flyer account, you can accumulate points! To order Metro 2033 from Booktopia, click here.

For anyone who reads their content digitally:

Amazon is a great place for eBook content, and I have found a version that you can access for your kindle or iPad right here. Amazon will also automatically redirect you to the Amazon website suited to your geo-specific location.


An even better option to help save you some cash is to see if your local library has a copy of the book! It’s a great way to tell if you enjoy the series first before making the financial commitment to buy. Alternatively, if you just want to know what the book entails and listen in to what the BTW Book Club thinks of it, you’re more than welcome to join the conversation during our monthly meet up as well. We aim for the first Saturday of every month.

Things are slowly clearing up now with the COVID-19 crisis, but even so, our meetings will continue to stay online. They originated on social media and will continue to stay put. Hosting the monthly get-togethers online allows people near and far to join the chat when they usually can’t, geographically speaking.

I’ve already ordered my copy of Metro 2033, so I’ll be digging right into it once it arrives! Will you be reading this month’s book club pick?

Happy reading! 

Kat xx

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