Chimera Review of Legend by David Gemmell

We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution.

If this book had not been part of the theme this month not sure it would have been on any of our radars. Despite this being a “classic” Its a book of its time and really hasn’t aged well. Its full of the same tropes, that might have been invented at the writing of this book. It felt very rote. You had your feisty women, noble sages, and would be warrior with a small problem. This is what The Princes Bride was parodying. If you like war books and espionage with a side of romances that don’t make sense, you will enjoy.

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Chimera Review of The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution.

This is a book full of mystery! Easy to read but you have to keep a keen eye out for clues to understand it. The author allows us the privilege to come up with our own conclusions but gives us enough to make a satisfying story. Would love to chat with the author, his mind is so creative! You do have to be in the mood for the mystery though, its not plainly laid out.

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Chimera Review of The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers

We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution. Imaginative story and characters and fun read. This would good for bed time stories, very creative perhaps too creative for its own good. There were good creative plots and everything paid off by the end of the book. Its suggested you get this book in audio form and listen to the great work of the voice actor.  Leave a comment about how you enjoyed the book, and why you rated the book the way you did. How did this book make you feel?

We back!

We have started our 9th year of this book club and we are still going strong. If you made a resolution to read more please join us!

This year we will also be doing a reread of the Harry Potter series over the course of the year, so if you are PotterHead, feel free to join us on those discussion Nights. We are still meeting Wednesdays @ 9pm EST unless otherwise noted!

Do you have a book you want our book club to consider? We read Scifi and Fantasy books and enjoy a good plot and well developed characters!

Lets get reading! Check out the current reading list to find out what we are diving into!

Chimera Review of Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu

We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution. SCIENCE! The book has a slow start and it can drag a bit if you are not interested in a science lesson. Its slow moving until the final few chapters when very big things happen have fast. The characters are mostly developed, though some leave much to be desired. This book describes PTSD and how people deal with it in a variety of ways. It also details how different cultures, personalities and personas deal with war and the aftermath of it. The line between intelligence and madness is blurred.  Leave a comment about how you enjoyed the book, and why you rated the book the way you did. How did this book make you feel?

Chimera Review of The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski


We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution. Did you catch “The Witcher” on Netflix in December 2019? This book is part of the series that that show is based on. Starting in the middle of the story this is a book when you have to pay attention. Good world building and character development this has hints of fairy tale retelling, magic explanation and magical creatures both good and bad. This was a well told story that comes together at the culmination and makes your ready to continue the journey with the main character. Leave a comment about how you enjoyed the book, and why you rated the book the way you did. How did this book make you feel?

Chimera Review of Witch’s Dawn: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy by Crystal Ash

We rate books based on if we would recommend them, as related to the theme, and how much we enjoyed them based on the following criteria: Ease of read, plot, writing, and resolution. The only book that actually fit the theme apparently. This book was the start of an interesting series that has a rather large following we have found. The story is middling , the premise interesting and it will delight you enough to want to find out what comes next. Mommy porn that’s not too badly written. Read at your own risk, we promise to judge you. Leave a comment about how you enjoyed the book, and why you rated the book the way you did. How did this book make you feel?