Posted by : November 16, 2004
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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Nine of the 10 people who showed up to discuss this Discworld novel had tried reading it, but only 5 finished. Six had read Pratchett before and 2 sent in e-mail comments.
Although still satire, this is Pratchett’s darkest book in the series. It’s a socio-political police procedural. In it Sam Vimes, one of the Ankh-Morpork Guards, ends up in his own past during a time of political struggle. He mentors his younger
Posted by : November 2, 2004
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Darwin’s Children by Greg Bear
Only 7 of the 12 people who came to the discussion on a dismal election day had read this sequel to Darwin’s Radio. All who started it had finished and all but one person had read Bear before.
This book begins 12 years after the first book and follows some of the same characters. The “virus children,” the next evolutionary leap, are growing up. Their odd looks and abilities cause fear, which leads the government to put them in