Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Enter the Twilight Zone November 29, 2007

Filed under: Nightwatch — antof9 @ 6:00 pm

I have to admit this book has kept me on the edge of seat. I have gotten so engaged by the characters that they evoke emotion…anger!! My inner dialogue:
No don’t do that, it’s going to be bad.
Are you nuts don’t you see it coming.
Oh man, see I told you!!

I’m equally interested in the discussion between good and evil and the rationalization between who live and dies. Hopefully its something we can discuss this week at the Duffey’s Bakery. We are reading up to 208.

Duffey’s Bakery Cafe
1225 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO


6 Responses to “Enter the Twilight Zone”

  1. Inspector Love Says:

    I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I’m going to see if they have the sequel at the library. I want to read the whole series and at least two of the books have been turned into movies. I’m curious to see if they’re any good. I can’t believe Matt actually chose a winner. 😉

    Just kidding. I’m glad it wasn’t gory, though. Anyway… as you can see, I’m excited to discuss this one.

  2. daily fun Says:

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  3. Mr. Barrieau Says:

    I can’t believe it was a winner either. How ya’ll doing?
    You should also watch the movies. different from the books, but entertaining none the less.

  4. Ant Says:

    Matt — I seriously couldn’t believe how much I liked this book! I may go get the others too 🙂

  5. Inspector Love Says:

    Things we didn’t talk about:

    1. The Dark uses Freedom as a justification for their actions. In this book, freedom is selfish and motivates the dark side. There is one point where Anton is told he must sacrifice himself for the greater good. Zabulon points out that he wasn’t even given a choice. Boris says only humans are allowed the luxury of choosing.

    2. Anton says, “I’ve always believed that ill-considered but well-intended actions do more good than actions that are well-considered but cruel.” Discuss this quote in light of Boris’ actions.

    3. Anton sympathizes with the Vampires, “How did it feel to be an outcast? To be punished not for committing a crime, but for the potential ability to commit it?” The other characters appear to be less compassionate and conflicted toward agents of the dark. Does Anton’s empathy make him more a less an agent of light?

    4. Zabulon criticizes humanity’s reaction to large scale disasters, “The number of people will be horrified by what happens, who will spill tears of sympathy with others’ grief, will be very great. But there will be more, infinitely more, who will sit with their eyes glued greedily to their TV screens, who will take pleasure in other people’s suffering, feel glad that it passed their city by, and make jokes about the retribution meted out to the Third Rome… retribution from on high.” Is his opinion justified?

  6. Ant Says:

    Book suggestion: The receptionist at my doctor’s office today suggested “The Vote”.

    Inspector — on #3, “more”.

    on #4 — I don’t know if it’s justified, but I think it’s true.

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