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Group Business > The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor comes out May 5tma

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message 1: by George (new)

George | 759 comments this is a prequel to one of my favorite monthly reads, Who Fears Death.

message 2: by Wilhelmina (new)

Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments Looking forward to it!

message 3: by George (new)

George | 759 comments As am I. I've already pre-ordered it.

message 4: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 2880 comments Mod
I have it on library hold.

message 5: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 220 comments Would you suggest reading Who Fears Death first? I have it from the library, but I also have the new prequel coming soon.

message 6: by George (new)

George | 759 comments I'm about half way through the Book of Phoenix. it's certainly well worth reading, although at this point, I don't think it will matter all that much which you read first. logically Phoenix should be first though.

message 7: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (AlexaNC) | 53 comments Yet, I almost always prefer reading books in publishing order - usually authors have planted seeds in their earlier books that they then harvest in later books - and even though this comes first in internal chronology, it comes second in her thoughts about the subject. There are a few exceptions, but for most authors I think viewing the unfolding of their work as they envision it is a richer experience.

message 8: by George (new)

George | 759 comments Who Fears Death is the richer work in any case, in my opinion. this one is good, Who Fears Death is astonishing.

message 9: by Michael (new)

Michael | 432 comments One important question is whether there will be Who Fears Death spoilers in our The Book of Phoenix discussion next month. I might have to read them both by then just in case...

message 10: by George (new)

George | 759 comments Well, it's better to have read both and frankly I think Who Fears Death is the better work in any case. But you can read The Book Of Phoenix as a stand alone and I don't think any facts from Who Fears Death will interfere much if at all. Most of what occurs in Phoenix is only hinted at in the earlier work. At the moment, I"m reading Lagoon, which I like a great deal as well.

message 11: by Michael (new)

Michael | 432 comments Ooh, so many choices! Thanks, George.

message 12: by Tishana (new)

Tishana Trainor I haven't read who fears Death. I'd better get it beforehand

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