Friday, June 26, 2009

Meeting for Furies of Calderon

On June 25 2009 we met at the Bloomington Barnes & Noble to discuss Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. The book was suggested by Lisa Bradley.

Here are the votes (in the order they were given):
Lisa 9
Jeff 7
Raja 9
Emily 7
Dru 8
Chris 6

Raja liked it a lot; he said that apart from some clumsiness in the first 20 pages or so, the author did a very skillful job of storytelling. He said Butcher was a professional entertainer, and we could use more of those. The only reason Raja didn't give the book a 10 is that, ultimately, it didn't feel like it was about anything more than solid storytelling.

Chris found the world and vocabulary confusing for a while.

Gregory didn't care for the book until the Trial of Wits, which changed certain things, and made for a very interesting relationship between two of the characters (one of them oblivious).