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  • Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan

    2 11.11%
  • Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer

    1 5.56%
  • Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park

    3 16.67%
  • Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath

    1 5.56%
  • Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase

    0 0%
  • George Orwell. 1984

    5 27.78%
  • Chuck Palahniuk. Survivor

    4 22.22%
  • H.G.Wells. The Time Machine

    2 11.11%
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Thread: Book Four discussion

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    Default Book Four discussion

    Alright, I figured it may be wise to begin discussion on the next book in the series. I noticed that we've been sticking to classics, and thought it would be an interesting idea, for us to stick to a common theme for a time. We could stick to classics, or try going more mainstream. Or pick a certain genre! discuss, and keep this in mind and post your nominees for book #4

    As always, the previous books are still up for review and voting. If you wish to change your old nomination, please post it here:

    Returning Nominations
    Kurt Vonnegut. Sirens of Titan 5 ------ valtr0n

    Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer 3 --------- maerlyn

    Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park 4 --------- razz

    Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath 2 ---------- jhanic

    Christopher Moore. Lamb 3 ---------- turtlesong

    Kerouac. Dharma Bums 4 -------------- Ves'Ka Gan

    Bel Kaufman. Up the Down Staircase 1 ------------ Jean

    George Orwell. 1984 3 ------------ Míchéal

    Chuck Palahniuk. Survivor 2 ----------- flaggwalkstheline

    H.G.Wells. The Time Machine 3 ------------- 3 DOORS DOWN


    New Nominations
    Shirley Jackson. The Haunting of Hill House
    ------ BROWNING'S CHILDE
    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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    razz, you're tops!

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

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm all for anything Kerouac.
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

    “I’m always on the Batman rule, sir.” - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

    "It is the story, not he who tells it." Except to us collectors who have to put limits somewhere. - jhanic

    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    I would like to change my nomination, as I believe that "The Turn of the Screw" is too short for these purposes.

    Instead, I would like to nominate "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.
    Sloth Love Chunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlex View Post
    I'm all for anything Kerouac.
    What Pam said.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    I’ll be your friend forever


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    I'll gladly read any Keruoac for this.

    Also, I'm still all for Val's nomination of Sirens of Titan.

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    I have a suggestion that is basically my boyfriend's suggestion. He had me read 1984 and then Brave New World. I think it would spawn some really interesting discussion. I don't think they have to be read in that order, either.

    So I guess my nomination is Brave New World.

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    With our good bear's approval, the poll will be going up for book #4 on July 1st. We will have 2 weeks of voting for the next book. So get your nominations in!
    Also, due to the number of nominations, we have, we need books to be seconded or thirded (are those even words?), as we only have 10 slots per poll.
    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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    i shall have a think and then get a nomination posted, or a current nomination seconded.
    do i take it the above ones have been seconded and thirded?

    When do i have to get a nomination in, or will mine go to next months?

    hooo so many questions sorry

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to do this while making it go smoothly, so what i did now, is take all the nominations from the book three discussion, as well as their seconds, thrids, etc., and post them here. for now, anything here must have been at least seconded to be in the poll. Those with three or more will be kept in automatically, due to previous interest.

    shit, i need to talk to Jean about this.
    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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    Piffle.
    It'll take a lot more than words and guns,
    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.

    The hands of the many must join as one.
    And together we'll cross the river.

    Puscifer, "The Humbling River"


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    ha ha piffle indeed!!! no problem razz, you are doing a grand job, just let me know what i need to do, or if you want to go with just the above for book 4 and then start a clean sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy View Post
    no problem razz, you are doing a grand job
    totally!

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

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    that may actually be a good idea: keep what books we have up now, then after book four start anew. Comments?
    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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    i'm all for that - it keeps things simple, and i'm a simple girl

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    Works for the wolf.
    It'll take a lot more than words and guns,
    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.

    The hands of the many must join as one.
    And together we'll cross the river.

    Puscifer, "The Humbling River"


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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNING'S CHILDE View Post
    I would like to change my nomination, as I believe that "The Turn of the Screw" is too short for these purposes.
    Really? I think that one would be a wonderful one to go with. If you don't go back with this one, I might nominate it myself next time.
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    Well if nobody opposes, Jean, would you kindly put the poll up tomorrow (and change the title)? We'll have the poll run until July 1st, which is pretty close to two weeks.
    Hey, I wonder if we could get an announcement banner on the homepage?
    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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    we have 11 nominations, two of which single, and ony 10 poll options...

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    As we have already done one of the books that I nominated, you can delete Haunting of Hill House if you want.
    Sloth Love Chunk

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    You know, for the sake of consistency, I'll leave out both our nominations this time, keeping only the seconded ones, if it's all right with razz.

    Razz, as soon as you okay this decision (or reject it and come up with something better), I'll make the poll.

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    actually, I'd suggest Lamb and Dharma Bums be removed this time. While they both did great in nominations, neither of them got any votes during the last poll. I would like to seee if there is more interest in either your books
    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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    bears did as you suggested!

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    thank you jean and razz, i was just going to go ahead and vote for 1984, as i have read this before and would be interested in peoples views. however i am going to think about this and then vote

    **sigh** i love this site, it brings out the geek in me

    well i voted, - tom sawyer as i have never read it but have heard a lot about it.
    now i shall sit and wait patiently

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    Don't forget to vote, Ladies and Gentlemen!
    I went with 1984, I've been meanign to read it
    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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