Just back from book club. The unanimous verdict of all members (the three of us) was that of profound disappointment. There were so many plot points left undeveloped, and so many opportunities to tie things together were ignored. It was flat and unengaging, and there was very little that got us excited enough to want to keep reading [I've typed that sentence three times, three different ways, and it still doesn't sound right].
The discussion took us slightly over 45 minutes. The rest of the evening was spent playing Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit, at which the host thoroughly rocked mine and the other member's asses.
The next book we'll be discussing is Lamb by Christopher Moore, which I've read but it was long enough ago that I'm sort of fuzzy on some of the plot.