Monthly Meeting - "14" by Peter Clines

"14" by Peter Cline

Our monthly meeting to review the current book. As usual please bring one part of the book you really enjoyed or didn't for discussion.

Length - 370 pages

Chosen by as the best sci-fi novel of 2012!

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches.

There are some odd things about Nate's new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn't perfect, it's livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don't nag at him too much.

At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela's apartment. And Tim's. And Veek's.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends.

Or the end of everything...


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  • Roy A.

    Good group if small. I appreciate that everyone interacts and has something to say. This book was a little different as it starts off as a kind of SF mystery, but veers off at the end into Lovecraftian horror. Not our usual cup of tea but I think enjoyed by everyone. Books the group reads vary from books like this one that read like movies to hard idea driven SF to literary SF.

    1 · April 30

  • Audrey

    One day, I won't have school stuff going on, and on that day, life will be glorious and I can meet up with you guys. Until then, I'll be in the corner pouting.

    April 30

  • Diane

    I'm coming to the meeting but I haven't read the book. In fact if anyone has it in paperback and doesn't mind I'd like to borrow it ! Thanks

    April 30

  • Linda

    Still reading. Don't want to ruin the ending.

    April 30

  • Roy A.

    No doubt great advice. I finished "14". A lot of fun ranging from a kind of SF to Lovecraft. I should have started to read Vinge's book, but first had to read the latest Alex Bledsoe ("He Drank and Saw the Spider), and now Carrie Vaughn ("Dreams of the Golden Age") before I get to it. So many good books...

    April 19, 2014

  • Jeff E.

    Looking ahead, the book for May is on the long side, "A Fire Upon The Deep" by Vernor Vinge, so you might want to get started on it early.

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Diane

      Thanks for the heads-up Jeff. :-) yea, I'm slow.

      April 7, 2014

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