Posted by : atcampbell | On : February 15, 2005

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Fifteen people showed up to discuss this mainstream bestseller and 2002 winner of the Man Booker prize. Thirteen had read part of the book and nine had finished it.

Everyone began the book with a different expectation based on the hype given to bestsellers, the picture of a tiger and boy in a boat on the cover, or on the book jacket quote, “a story that will make you believe in God.” Some of us were

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : February 1, 2005

The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker

Of the 8 people who gathered to discuss this light, humorous fantasy, 6 had started the book and 5 had finished. Five people had read Baker before.

The book is composed of three related novellas about a retired assassin named Smith. In the first novella, originally published in Asimov’s as “The Caravan from Troon,” Smith leads a caravan across a bandit-and-demon-infested wasteland

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