Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookclub #12

The cover of Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

The cover of Daemon by Daniel Suarez.For our twelfth bookclub meeting we are reading Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Daemon opens as a detective novel investigating the deaths of two employees of an international gaming company and develops into “thrills, chills, and cyber suspense” according to Publishers Weekly.

Join us for discussion of our current book as well as the opportunity to voice your opinion for our next selection.

This is what you missed at our last bookclub meeting:

For the month of June, we read Fables: Legends in Exile, our first graphic novel for the group, which attracted lots of attendees, most of whom liked the book. Fables follows the real lives of various characters from fairy tales and fables who have been forced by the conqueror of their Homelands into a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown. This first story arc involves a murder mystery involving Sheriff Bigby Wolf and Rose Red.

We discussed the archetypes involved: princesses and princes, pigs and frogs, ice queens and wife killers; how the characters differ from their fairytale sources; how the art influenced the reading experience; the typical murder mystery “big reveal” and whether we were surprised or not.

Most seemed to enjoy it and appreciate the approachability of graphic novels in general and Fables in specific, but thought we shouldn’t read them too often for this bookclub. Come join us to let us know what you’d like to read!

When: Monday, August 9, 2010 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Second floor of the Noble Tree Cafe 2444 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL

Cost: Free

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