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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Hmm...maybe for next time we could put together a brief description of the books before voting? I didn't realize this one was so long when I voted for it, I was voting purely off of wiki plot summaries. As long as it's a good book, it won't matter to me, but I can see how it'd be daunting.
    Sure, we can do summaries next time. Or I can link to the Amazon descriptions - they include page numbers. There were a few nominations that were close to 1000 pages - ambitious readers in this group!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    The book is never going to be interesting or agreeable to everyone, and this is meant to be fun, not work, so people can opt in or out as they see fit. If you end up not enjoying this book and don't want to finish it, you can chime in about the parts you have read, or just jump back in when we start a new book. We'll try to do something drastically different next time around, just to mix it up a bit and so different people might be interested.
    This is true. One of the reasons I left the last book club I participated in was because everyone kept picking books that no one else really liked. Also, for the people who opt out, they may read the discussion and become interested later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    Good points. We're kind of committed to this now after an 'official' vote. I think next time we should go with something more accessible, page count wise.

    The main concern I have is that people might be turned off of Neil after bouncing off of this book when in fact he has several novels that are less 'heavy' and are great reads.
    I really enjoyed Cryptonomicon, but I wouldn't say it isn't "heavy". It wasn't particularly heavy to me, but I already knew many of the mathy concepts he brought up in that novel. I haven't read Snow Crash, but most of his books look tome-ish. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, since he reads so well.

    I'm about halfway through the first chapter; it's weird, but interesting. I say have faith it's going to be OK!

    I read his preface, but I skipped the chronology, thinking I could go back and look at it later as a reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Sure, we can do summaries next time. Or I can link to the Amazon descriptions - they include page numbers. There were a few nominations that were close to 1000 pages - ambitious readers in this group!
    Pffft. 1000 pages is childs play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExAstrisSpes View Post
    This is true. One of the reasons I left the last book club I participated in was because everyone kept picking books that no one else really liked. Also, for the people who opt out, they may read the discussion and become interested later.



    I really enjoyed Cryptonomicon, but I wouldn't say it isn't "heavy". It wasn't particularly heavy to me, but I already knew many of the mathy concepts he brought up in that novel. I haven't read Snow Crash, but most of his books look tome-ish. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, since he reads so well.

    I'm about halfway through the first chapter; it's weird, but interesting. I say have faith it's going to be OK!

    I read his preface, but I skipped the chronology, thinking I could go back and look at it later as a reference.
    Snow Crash and Diamond Age are pretty fast paced and aren't huge but there were considerable info/edutainment sections. I read Cryptonomicon, it felt a bit 'heavier' to me than those, but it's been a while since I read that one.

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    I don't want to sift through the thread. Did we decide what we were reading?

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    Anathem, by Neal Stephenson. You can also check the group - I'll always post the current book there.
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    Just picked up the book from the library. This is quite the hefty volume we have selected!
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    The audio book I just downloaded is 32 hours. Heh!

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    Oooh, I might join in.

    I'm a extremely slow reader though - I will try to keep up
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