Posted by : atcampbell | On : December 17, 2008

Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Thirteen people attended this meeting at A. T.’s home, including one first time visitor. Our topic was Nine Princes in Amber, the classic fantasy adventure by Roger Zelazny. All of us had read Zelazny before. Four were reading this book for the first time, and most of the rest had initially read it many years ago.

The book’s clever narrative hook (a man waking up with no memory in a hospital)

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : December 2, 2008

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

We had seventeen people, the largest attendance in years, for this discussion at A. T.’s house. Another reader submitted comments by email. Our topic was Kitty and the Midnight Hour, the first novel by Carrie Vaughn. The story is about Kitty, the host of a radio call-in show devoted to the supernatural, who herself is a werewolf. Fourteen of us started the book, and all finished it.

One person was initially dubious about this book, and only read it because the group had chosen it. He was surprised and delighted by it. He said it was better

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