Barely a Book Club

Teetering on the edge of a normal book club

Don’t Judge a Book by a Blog Entry December 11, 2007

Filed under: Nightwatch — antof9 @ 3:24 pm

I’ve been trying to find some kind of book discussion for this book. For some reason I thought it was a lot more popular (stateside) then it really is. But I did find out that it was written in 1998. I did run across someone’s blog who had the following to say about Nightwatch:

“This is trash-fiction. What I mean by that is this book is not groundbreaking, it isn’t something that you would pass down to your children, it’s probably on par with most sci-fi fantasy novels, nothing really outstanding. There aren’t any vast, brain stretching concepts. You should also understand this isn’t always a bad thing. As long as you understand what your reading, and don’t expect more than it is.”

I was a bit offended. I mean Sergei may not be the next Dickens but I don’t think its trash-fiction. There are so many interesting philosophical concepts in the book. And lest strangers think I’m merely a sci-fi reading nerd defending the craft…I’m not. Well I had my day of reading certain sci-fi but I grew out of the SFO (sci-fi only) stage. I’m a little hurt that this man (from Missouri) would try to thwart my attempts to getting many people to read this book. Anyway just remember…Don’t judge a book by some morons blog entry.

Meeting this Saturday at Scooter Joe’s at 10:30. Read up to page 330.
Scooter Joe’s Coffee
726 Lincoln Denver, CO


3 Responses to “Don’t Judge a Book by a Blog Entry”

  1. Shanda Says:

    I would like to participate in Secret Santa book exchange…I thought about bringing it up a while back, but I thought I was the only one who would be interested & everyone else was just appeasing me:)

    Sadly, I won’t be able to be there on Saturday.

  2. Kelly Says:

    Just an FYI, there is a 4th book in the series it’s called Last Watch, but won’t be released until sometime in 2008.

  3. Ant Says:

    I’ll do the exchange too if there is still time to enter! I saw the email come in when I was in NY, so I thought I’d missed it 🙂

    You’ll tell us the guidelines again?

    I’m with whoever said we should read all the books on the list. It’s a seriously good list!

    But here are my 4 …
    I am Legend, since I just saw the movie (which I know isn’t the same)
    The Historian
    Unbearable Lightness of Being

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