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I've heard great things about this one, and am looking forward to finally giving it a shot with book club.


Geralt of Rivia is a witcher. A cunning sorcerer. A merciless assassin.

And a cold-blooded killer.

His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

The international hit that inspired the video game: The Witcher.



So, who's reading with us??




Week 1: Stop when you see the chapter title "The Lesser Evil". Don't read it until week 2
Week 2: Stop at the end of "A Question of Price"
Week 3: Stop when you see the chapter title "The Last Wish". Don't read it untl week 3
Week 4: From "Last Wish" to the end
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 08:41:51 PM »
I'm in! Just bought the Kindle version. Now if I can only get The Magicians finished before midnight, I'll be in track. (Not gonna happen.)
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 08:53:56 PM »
I'm in! Just bought the Kindle version. Now if I can only get The Magicians finished before midnight, I'll be in track. (Not gonna happen.)
Last Call = June
Last Wish = July

I can see how that can be confusing. ;)
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 09:00:22 PM »
I'm in! Just bought the Kindle version. Now if I can only get The Magicians finished before midnight, I'll be in track. (Not gonna happen.)
Last Call = June
Last Wish = July

I can see how that can be confusing. ;)
Just means we need to read The Last Unicorn in August.  ;D
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 09:17:11 PM »
I'm in! Just bought the Kindle version. Now if I can only get The Magicians finished before midnight, I'll be in track. (Not gonna happen.)
Last Call = June
Last Wish = July

I can see how that can be confusing. ;)
Just means we need to read The Last Unicorn in August.  ;D
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 03:02:46 PM »
OOH sounds good!

And yes we should read the last unicorn next, that's a great book, and I already own it  8)

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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 03:16:30 PM »
I'll add my own OOH to this. I actually have this in paperback, and it was pretty good iirc, even though it felt to be more a collection of short stories rather than one continuous piece. Count me in.
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 02:18:55 PM »
I'm in! I want to get back into the book club again and I really want to read this, so seems the perfect fit.  :) Also curious to know, are any other book clubbers also players of the Witcher games? Will give some interesting perspectives if some are and some aren't.

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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2015, 12:36:10 AM »
Once again, I'm opting for the audiobook version for book club. Anyone want to help determine the chapter breaks for the weeks?  :D
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 11:41:23 AM »
Although technically its book one. Ive seen references that its an Intro to the Witcher. Which makes sense because of all the different scenarios, not one continual storyline.
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 12:15:24 PM »
Once again, I'm opting for the audiobook version for book club. Anyone want to help determine the chapter breaks for the weeks?  :D

Here's how I would break it down.

Week 1: Stop when you see the chapter title "The Lesser Evil". Don't read it until week 2
Week 2: Stop at the end of "A Question of Price"
Week 3: Stop when you see the chapter title "The Last Wish". Don't read it untl week 3
Week 4: From "Last Wish" to the end

I think that's about right for evenly spacing things.
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 06:48:28 PM »
Upon further research, it definitely is a collection of short stories, seven to be precise, although a few seem to run together. I finished this last night, and am anxious to see what people thought. I for one am a Andzrej Sapkowski convert, can't wait to read everything he has written.

We should continue with the rest of the series for the subsequent months.
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2015, 04:59:43 PM »
What if I already read it and LOVED IT? Do I still get to join this club? lol

Dudes (male and female): this book rawks.  There is a reason the gaming community grabbed onto this title and created three gaming versions (Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is out now and AWESOME).

Seriously well written book with a wonderfully created world to support it.

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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 05:31:19 PM »
What I love so far about the world, is that it simply is. There's no info dump, no backstory, no in the forgotten ages past.  The world is revealed through the stories as needed and ongoing.
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Re: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2015, 11:30:23 PM »
What if I already read it and LOVED IT? Do I still get to join this club? lol

Dudes (male and female): this book rawks.  There is a reason the gaming community grabbed onto this title and created three gaming versions (Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is out now and AWESOME).

Seriously well written book with a wonderfully created world to support it.

Don

Gotta agree with Don, very enjoyable, made you sympathize very quickly with the characters (and hate)
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