November's Fantasy - Devices and Desires by K. J. Parker

Please join us as we discuss Devices and Desires by K. J. Parker, book 1 of the Engineer trilogy. Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. The smaller morning session can be found here.

From Amazon:

When an engineer is sentenced to death for a petty transgression of guild law, he flees the city, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Forced into exile, he seeks a terrible vengeance -- one that will leave a trail of death and destruction in its wake. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others...

In a compelling tale of intrigue and injustice, K. J. Parker's embittered hero takes up arms against his enemies, using the only weapons he has left to him: his ingenuity and his passion -- his devices and desires.


*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Vijay

    Good discussion with some interesting tangents that took us all over the place. :-) Great to have 2 new members join us, as well!

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, I had an enjoyable time at today's discussion.

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am thinking about dropping out of this particular meetup. How dark, exactly, does this book get? Because I just started reading it and it feels like it will get pretty nasty, and I'm not sure I want to delve into it. Should I keep going?

    November 7, 2012

    • Judy

      And it's funny! Not in a laugh-out-loud kind of way...and maybe I should be concerned I find it funny....but there's definitely some humor in there.

      1 · November 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      "In one ear and out the other, like listening to your mother." Is it wrong I laughed like a hyena at that line?

      1 · November 10, 2012

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, just a reminder to please update your RSVP if your availability has changed.

    Waitlisters, please also consider our smaller morning discussion. We can open up a few extra spots there if there's interest, just add yourself to the waitlist, please:


    November 5, 2012

  • Yuna

    Favorite line so far: "He was an abominator, apparently, but still an engineer."

    2 · October 29, 2012

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