Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.

Hello, and I'm sorry about the delay and about not showing up for the last meet.  Just started a new job and had a bit of trouble acclimating. 

Anyway....Neil Gaiman...YAY!

Happy to read this one myself, and seeing as the group chose it when I was sleeping (no seriously, back to working at night kind of kicked my arse) I was pleased with the choice.


So, see you in September.

Book On!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Was the new book decided for next month?

    September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can't think of anything...

      September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll come up with something soonish. Check back in a few days.

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmm. 3 out of 8. Good turnout. We'll have to talk more about fantasy and reality and stuff sometime Lora. ;-)

    September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Don.

      September 6, 2013

  • Amber C.

    Gotta miss this time around. See you next time.

    September 2, 2013

    • Michelle M.

      Too bad. I'll have to skip as well - I'm getting over a cold and don't want to get anyone else sick.

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm struggling with the same cold I think... but am hopeful a day of watching Harry Potter and whisky will heal me! o_O

      September 4, 2013

  • Jane B.

    On the subject of meeting places; I'm completely open to a new venue, if you folk want to come up with a few choices and bring them to the meeting Thursday we can hash it out and decide from there. I have no restrictions aside from the availability of coffee, since there are few places that I feel comfortable eating anyway. And for our new members; welcome aboard and feel free to bring suggestions for our next read. We have had issues with decision making in the past so some fresh ideas might me helpful. Any books in the Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror genres are acceptable choices. See you all Thursday evening.

    Book on!

    September 3, 2013

    • Jane B.

      *Choices might BE helpful* Damn gimpy hand.....

      September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to the group and doubt I can finish the book before the next meet. Has the next book been picked out?

    August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We usually pick the next book at the meetup Becky. Do come and join in the conversation whether you've finished the book or not. Usually the book under consideration is just a springboard to start things off anyway. There are many books to talk about. :)

      August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not to mention the Anansi Boys is actually a very quick read, so you might surprise yourself. I'm going to try to be there, but either way, you should try to come on out.

      August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is interested, I just put some more series and movie comments on the discussion board:
    http://www.meetup.com/Southern-...­]
    Please jump in.

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I decided to put my comments about Dr. Who on this board in the above thread as well.

      August 23, 2013

  • Kelly

    It took me a while to get into the story. It just felt like the first half of the book dragged but after that it became interesting.

    August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like our experiences with Anansi Boys were very similar Kelly. Don't worry though, we'll find lots of other books to talk about too. :)

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, Anansi Boys wasn't terrible. In fact, I kinda liked the last half of it. The writing style was distracting though and it seemed like it was written as an expansion of an Indian Coyote type story. That is--short as it was--it was way too long to be justified by the content. Sort of a Reader's Digest condensed story in reverse. ;-)

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At the upcoming meeting could we discuss the possibility of changing the location of the meeting place? I seem to wind up with a bad headache every time we meet here. I am not trying to be difficult and I do hate to complain about anything, but....

    August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      well, I'm closest to Sunshine, if I have to walk, so Panera bread is My recommendation, although not a library location (unlike the one next to the Library Center) Panera is very much a reader-friendly type of place, with coffee, danishes and sandwiches for those who want food and drink, free Wi-fi, and pretty comfortable seating, without loud music or weird lightning...of course, really I'm hoping My truck is fixed and its not so much of a problem, but if I do have to walk home, I need it to be close, I will already be tired from dialysis (which runs til at least 6:30 on Thursdays anyway

      August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Panera is pretty bland all around. Bland food. Bland lighting. Bland noise. Bland people. As I recall they also want you to pay a fee if you have a largish party and reserve table space. Otherwise it would be 4 in a booth. Pretty far to drive from here too. Though I guess that doesn't matter so much if Bonnie drives. :P

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bonnie already finished the book! <open-mouthed, bug-eyed surprise> What is the world coming to? :) :) :)

    Glad you are going to join us Kelly. I look forward to meeting you.

    Hope you can make it again Clyde. I've only gotten started on the book so far but I'll be commenting as soon as I get a better grasp of it. I'll also have comments about several movies and serials, thanks to you. :)

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey, the only thing more wonderful than Me, is My overwhelming Modesty ;)

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't mention it before, but my modesty is exceeded only by my purity and innocence............

      ROTFL!

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! Don, I was going to be the one to tell them, now you spoiled my fun. Yes and I liked the book too...good choice Amber and Clyde? Not sure who mentioned it first. I listened to the book in one day. Now I must go look for my iron skillet, need to make a knot on my brothers forehead.

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it's a great book, definitely don't mind the reread, although it is a little different to be sure

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe I should mention that not only did Bonnie finish it first...it's the ONLY one she's finished so far. :P

      As far as the book being great...well...probably not. It reminds me so far (about half way) most of the Indian Coyote stories. Which are fun and interesting but--like Anansi Boys--are a bit awkward(?) while actually reading them. Also, the main character is hardly one that the reader would WANT to identify with. If I'm reading the hints right, that's about to change...but still....

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping to make it, as one of the ones that suggested the book, although I'll be rereading it

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a PDF file of Anansi Boys:
    http://www.mediafire.com/downlo...­

    This one looks much more readable than Lovecraft. :P Here's hoping for another fun bookish gab session.

    August 11, 2013

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