Hi, Dianne! Lurker and occasional post-er, here. I belong to two book clubs IRL and between them, reading just for myself and my 'life', I don't get here as often as I'd like.
We did read City of Light in one of my groups and, yes, it does get better. Just about everyone said they had to slog through the beginning until it started to grab them. When you start getting the chapters about the murderer and how he operates, it is intriguing. And once they start to really get into the building of the Columbian Exposition, and not just talking about the men involved and their egos, it does pick up. I also learned an awful lot about some men I knew in other historical context and their impact on this Exposition, but I don't want to give anything away! We had much discussion about why the author chose to write both these stories in one novel when they really are only connected by a thin thread that she created. There certainly appears to be enough of each for two seperate and interesting books.
I'm curious to know if you've been able to get past those first 100 pages and how it's going for you. What was the discussion in your book group?
I must admit skipping a few pages...but I am now at the point where she gets raped by the President Cleveland