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27 December 2007 @ 12:59 pm
The Curse of Chalion Discussion #1: First Impressions  
Hello and welcome to booklog_sff's first discussion! I hope everyone had a wonderful time reading (or in some cases rereading) Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion.

Let's begin with some basics.

What were your first impressions of the book?

Were there things that you liked immediately? Disliked?

Did the main character, Lupe dy Cazaril, interest you from the start?


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Diana Moon: Gryffindor Pridedizilla on December 28th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC)
(Well then, check in a few hours to see where i'm at! mwahah Don't forget you can edit comments now.. =P)

I think if the age difference is more than 6 or 7 years, it's a little off putting for me. Also depends on how old they both are. But if done well, I think I can read it.

It's also understandable for this kind of era to have the man be more wise in falling in love with a young woman who is as bold and smart as he is. Even in this day and age it's hard to find a guy like that within your own age. XD
an absolute word tart!schemingreader on December 28th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
I think you can only edit comments if you have a paid account. :( I'm just happy to be in the top ten.

In this book, the boy is 15 years older than the girl.

stasia and I were discussing this the other day, the equality of unequal relationships. Like, the younger woman can be as powerful as she is, because her partner isn't going to be intimidated. It's an interesting social dynamic, but I don't think it always works! Sometimes EVEN an older man is intimidated. Or the woman is an intellectual trophy instead of just a physical one.

Clearly, there is something sexy to Bujold about an older man with scars, though.