Posted by : atcampbell | On : October 19, 2004

Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Eight out of 10 people who showed up for this discussion managed to lose themselves in this book of British nonsense, and 6 of them found their way to the end. Four had read Fforde before.

This is the second book in the Thursday Next series. Four have been published so far and a fifth is due out the summer of 2005. The first book, The Eyre Affair, which we read last year, is a stand-alone book. This second book, however, is part of a continuing series in which Literary Detective Thursday tries to retrieve

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : October 5, 2004

Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds

We moved this extremely long, complex space opera up in the queue 2 weeks early so only 5 people of the 7 who showed up at the meeting had read any of it. No one had finished. Four people had read Reynolds previously.

This book is set in the same universe as Reynolds’s first book, Revelation Space, which we read earlier. Although Chasm City covers some backstory about the universe, the book can be read as a stand-alone novel. In it a bodyguard, Tanner

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