Posted by : atcampbell | On : November 18, 2008

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

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : November 3, 2008

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

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