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  • Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan

    2 8.00%
  • Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer

    1 4.00%
  • Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park

    5 20.00%
  • Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye

    4 16.00%
  • Christopher Moore. Lamb

    2 8.00%
  • Kerouac. Dharma Bums

    2 8.00%
  • George Orwell. 1984

    1 4.00%
  • Ray Bradbury. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    6 24.00%
  • H.G.Wells. The Time Machine

    2 8.00%
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    Looking for nominations for our next book club book! We will start discussions around January 1st (maybe sooner if interest in expressed). For now you all have around 2 weeks to nominate books, then we will put up a poll and give you all a week to vote on the poll.

    So....GO!
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    Kurt Vonnegut - Sirens of Titan.


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    Tom Sawyer



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    I would like to put two books up for consideration.

    1. Jurassic Park, in honor of Michael Crichton, and because it's one of his easiest to be understood by everyone

    2. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    well, i say let's go old school stephen king and pick firestarter.


    or let's go off the grid and pick lamb by christopher moore.
    and i know the bear has that one cause i sent it to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valtr0n View Post
    Kurt Vonnegut - Sirens of Titan.
    Excellent choice. Works for me.

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    How about Kerouac's On The Road?
    Or Salingers Catcher In The Rye?

    I'm trying to pick easily located books that a library will likely have multiple copies of.

    Tom Sawyer would be great.
    Steinbeck would be awesome, too.

    I want to throw out Jerzy Kosinski's Pinball. Kind of older but funky and fun if I recall.

    Also, I recently picked up The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson because it's supposedly an INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER ( or so proclaims the cover ). I haven't gotten into it yet.

    Or how about something like The DaVinci Code?

    I haven't read that Vonnegut so I'd be up for that as well. And I like razz's idea about Jurassic Park.

    Are we gonna do an official poll? How do we pick the winner?
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    Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Given the current economic situation, this could be perfect!

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    If we're going to go with a Crichton, might I suggest Rising Sun.

    I like the turtle's suggestion that we go with a King novel. Perhaps Firestarter, perhaps Just After Sunset, both have been suggested already and are excellent choices.
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    Guys, nominate them and second them as we do with King characters, ok? I'll make a poll later, but for only 10 titles, so please don't forget to second/third; also, only one nomination per person.

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    Oops.
    I had missed that one nomination per person angle.

    Okay, my one pick/nomination would be - JD Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye
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    Shite I havent finished our first book. I'm bowing out say sorry.

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    Ok, I second the nominations for Firestarter and Just After Sunset.

    Additionally, I nominate Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman. For those unfamiliar with this title, it is a winner of the 1998 Hugo Award, the award given for the best science fiction novel of the year. It is one of the best out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alinda View Post
    Shite I havent finished our first book. I'm bowing out say sorry.
    how do you mean? you have more than a month to finish it

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    okay. hmmmm. the bear has modified the rules.

    so, i am withdrawing my nomination for firestarter and offering lamb by christopher moore.

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    I withdraw my nomination of "travels With Charley" for the moment,
    but keep my nomination og Jurassic Park, By Michael Crichton.
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post
    okay. hmmmm. the bear has modified the rules.
    No, he didn't. He introduced some, though.

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    I will second Lamb by Christopher Moore, and also Catcher in the Rye but I would like to nominate

    Dharma Bums by Kerouac.
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    Second Jurassic Park. I love that book and would be able to be involved this time.
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    I third Just After Sunset, Firestarter and Jurassic Park
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    I'm all for JP, or Dharma Bums. Loved both!
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    If it is gonna be Kerouac, I would much prefer Dharma Bums to On the Road. In fact let's make that official... I second Dharma Bums. Also, I officially second Sirens of Titan and REALLY hope that becomes the choice.

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    Nominated and seconded (thirded etc):

    Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan 3

    Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer 2

    Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park 4

    Michael Crichton. Rising Sun 1

    Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath 1

    Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye 2

    S.King. Just After Sunset 3

    S.King. Firestarter 3

    Christopher Moore. Lamb 2

    Kerouac. Dharma Bums 3

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    Question: do you think we should take King books, too? They will be (or already are) discussed sooner or later anyway.

    I nominate Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman and second The Catcher in the Rye and Lamb.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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