Posted by : November 18, 2008
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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Eight people attended this meeting at A. T.’s house. Our topic was Joe Abercrombie’s first novel, The Blade Itself. It is a swashbuckling fantasy. All of us started and finished the book.
We thought this book had strong characters. The favorite of many was Inquisitor Glokta, a disabled veteran who becomes a torturer. We did not want or expect to like him, but found him empathetic and appreciated his dark humor. Several of us
Posted by : November 3, 2008
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Gordath Wood by Patrice Sarath, Dinner with Patrice Sarath
13 people attended the discussion. 5 people had read Patrice Sarath’s short stories before. Everybody except 3 people started the book. 7 finished it. The rest were planning to finish it.
Gordath Wood starts with two young women, Lynn and Kate, venturing out (separately) into the woods in search of a runaway horse. Unbeknownst to themselves, they each cross into a parallel world resembling medieval Europe. Before they know it, the two heroines are dragged into a war between two feudal