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Active Nerds Book Club!

Hey Nerds! Time to set aside the Game of Thrones again - you know it will be there once you're done with our next book club book (and probably the book after that.)

Our next book is Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett. This was recommended as a great book to give the group a good taste of this prolific fantasy fiction author. I know I said at the last book club that it was going to be The Colour of Magic, but I am informed this is a much better place to start. I am unlucky enough never to have read any of his books and am very much looking forward to this book.

Here is a bit from a Wikipedia entry on Pratchet's Fantasy world that this book is based in: Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English writer Terry Pratchett, set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. The series is popular with more than 70 million copies sold in 37 languages. Since the first novel, The Colour of Magic (1983), 39 Discworld novels have been published as of September 2011.

Here is Amazon's description and a link: Here there be dragons...and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all...). http://www.amazon.com/Guards-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0061020648

I think we could all use a good laugh after our last graphic novel murder mystery. Hope to see all of you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, guys! I love these books, I'm so glad you suck it out with this one!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sara and I are on our way!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jeremy S

    Just find finished the book! *collapses*

    February 24, 2013

  • Niklaus P.

    Company over... may not be able to make it... depends on what's going on here in about an hour...

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the parking like?

    February 24, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Street parking. Pretty easy last time I was there.

      February 24, 2013

  • Christina M.

    I have work to do today :( But hope you all have a blast and see you next time!

    February 24, 2013

  • Alim

    Sorry can't make it this time.

    February 24, 2013

  • Alim

    Sorry can't make it this time.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Posted some discussion topics on the Discussion page. See you Sunday!

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Siddhartha

    Looks like I won't be back in SD, until late afternoon. Good choice of book, I had read a couple of others from Discworld, but liked this one best, reminded me of the Stonecutters from the Simpsons.

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wicked! And I have the BBC radio play version of the book if anyone wants it.

      February 13, 2013

  • Niklaus P.

    I'm pretty sure I don't have work that day, but I'm going to check regardless and RSVP one way the other tomorrow...

    I haven't read this book in years and it's time I shook the dust off the old e-book :-P

    February 5, 2013

    • Niklaus P.

      I'm on a 24 hour shift that day, but I'm only on recall. Basically, this means 2 things... 1) No alcohol for me and 2) May get called in from the book club (though it's only happened twice since I got here in August)...

      February 6, 2013

    • Jim M.

      No worries. This is a coffee and wine bar. Coffee for you!

      February 6, 2013

  • Siddhartha

    I'll attend if I am back in time from a backpacking trip that weekend.

    February 6, 2013

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    Game Master, Co-Organizer
  • Jeremy S
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