Posted by : September 15, 2008
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Last Dragon by J. M. McDermott
This meeting at the North Village library had nine attendees. Our topic was Last Dragon, a first fantasy novel by Texas author J. M. McDermott. Seven of us started the book, and three finished.
One person commented that this book was tough going. He thought the storytelling was convoluted but could be followed, but ultimately could not see the
Posted by : September 2, 2008
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Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
Nine people gathered at A. T.’s house to discuss Babel-17, Delany’s classic New Wave novel. Additionally, two submitted commented by email. All of us had read the author before. Eight started the book, and five finished.
We like the book’s examination of language theory. A strong element was the development of the idea of language as shaping the mind and worldview of the person. One person commented that he enjoyed reading a rare novel that