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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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Xray Is As Xray Does: canesxraytheenforcer on December 28th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
always late to the party. bah.

Anyway, I loved Lupe de Cazaril's backstory, but on the whole the book frustrated me. (I might end up mixing some of the story up with Paladin of Souls, so please forgive an old woman with a faulty memory). The especially annoying denoument in the bestiary (um, hello awesome-but-you-knew-he-was-gonna-DIE character), and, as mentioned, the rather Snidely Whiplash-ish machinations of Donde and his brother(?). Pacing was uneven, and I remember being frustrated in parts.
Oryoscriva on December 28th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
I was a bit underwhelmed by the book as a whole as well, mostly because I don't think that a book should live from one character alone, while the secondary characters are not so well-developped, except a few.