Past Meetup

Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower

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Age of Bronze is a comic book version of the entire legend of the Trojan war from run-up to meltdown. It seems to be pretty historically accurate, which should appeal to any ancient scholars out there - although I'd be interested to hear of any places where he's used a bit of dramatic licence! What I'm enjoying best though, are the characters and the motivations, all of which are well portrayed in terms of dialogue and artwork - I particularly love the beard work - seriously, I think you can read a lot of character into a beard!

Now normally I'm not one for a graphic retelling - there are so many comics out there that are just dumbed down versions of their prose elder-siblings, but myths kinda get away with it. I've just finished volume 1: A thousand ships - and I'm thirsty for more. There are currently 3 volumes - 4 more are slated, but I don't propose we wait till the set is complete. I'm going to aim to read all three, but if you can at least get your hands on the first volume that would do for this meetup.

The pub - I've changed this to the Five Horses on a recommendation from last book club. Sounds like it might be marginally more convenient than the South End place I was originally suggesting.

As usual, we'll grab a drink and if you feel like it, a bite to eat, and discuss the book. I'll come up with some prompting questions beforehand just in case conversation runs dry, but of course this is a social event, and if the conversation turns to other things later in the evening, so much the better!