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    Hey Chaps and Chapettes

    I am thinking of taking in new nominations for the next book for discussion? Hopefully get a few names in over the next few weeks - and then look to discuss it in the new year? how does that sit with you all?

    the books nominated are;
    • naked lunch
    • three muskateers
    • rosemary's baby
    • walden two
    • gone
    • room
    • one flew over the cuckoo's nest
    • purple place for dying
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    naked lunch by burroughs
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    I make it my New Year's Resolution to join in for 2011!

    I nominate The Three Musketeers, because I've had it on my shelf forever and have not yet read it

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    how do you mean, haven't read? you never read The Three Musketeers? Is it what you're trying to say?

    ::disbelief::

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    I want to put this in really small writing so you can't read it but, yes. I have never read The Three Musketeers

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    ::shocked bear::

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    Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
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    seconded

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    Eh...I wasn't that into Rosemary's Baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    Eh...I wasn't that into Rosemary's Baby.
    me neither
    I think that's because I knew what was gonna happen before starting it, it's such a well known story that everybody knows what's gonn happen

    I have no doubt that when it first came out it scared the hell outta unsuspecting readers
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Gee, how about Brave New World again?
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    yeah that was a popular thread

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    I was surprised by your reaction to it. I think we need to definitely do something more character-driven next.

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    any more ideas for the first book of 2011?

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    Well, if you guys want to continue with the fiction of sociological themes, I think a good next step might be to look at another side. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner is a utopian novel largely antithetical to Brave New World. It's pretty polemical, and I must mention that I partly suggest it because I'd enjoy more opportunity to argue against it, but it's certainly thought-provoking.

    On the other hand, if we're ready to move into some other direction, I could mention some other ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    Eh...I wasn't that into Rosemary's Baby.
    And it was waayyyyy too young for you either!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Well, if you guys want to continue with the fiction of sociological themes, I think a good next step might be to look at another side. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner is a utopian novel largely antithetical to Brave New World. It's pretty polemical, and I must mention that I partly suggest it because I'd enjoy more opportunity to argue against it, but it's certainly thought-provoking.

    On the other hand, if we're ready to move into some other direction, I could mention some other ideas.
    i'm easy whichever direction, i am enjoying reading these novels that if i am honest i probabley would not have chosen.

    And i am also loving the discussion they provoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    how do you mean, haven't read? you never read The Three Musketeers? Is it what you're trying to say?

    ::disbelief::
    I don't think I've read the actual novel of The Three Musketeers Beartagnan. (I've seen the films and read a small comic adaptation a while back, so I have a good idea of the plot though.)

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    Naked Lunch?


    oh please please please I want other folks to experience it's goodness
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainslinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    how do you mean, haven't read? you never read The Three Musketeers? Is it what you're trying to say?

    ::disbelief::
    I don't think I've read the actual novel of The Three Musketeers Beartagnan. (I've seen the films and read a small comic adaptation a while back, so I have a good idea of the plot though.)
    it's BearAthos

    Brain, the plot is nothing! I don't know if you read French, or how good the English translation is, but I swear the book is absolutely brilliant!

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    Hey peoples

    Its been a while, with one thing and another. But I now have a place to live and somewhere to plug my computer into - all a girl needs

    So now I just need to kick start this here book club. - Its open to all so anyone with a nomination of a book you wish to read just throw it in the mix, so far we have
    1. Naked Lunc - Burrow
    2. Three Musketeers - Dumas
    3. Rosemarys baby - Lewin (seconded)
    4. Walden Two - Skinner

    For me, i would love to discuss the books Gone - Micheal Grant.

    I look forward to hearing your suggestions. Do to the delay in restarting this, i am only going to this up for say another week and a bit? and then a final decision can be made by 14th May?

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

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    I don't usually participate in book club discussions, but I'd like to nominate "Room" by Emma Donoghue. This is the story of a five-year-old boy, told in the first person, about how his entire world is contained within the four walls of the 11 square foot Room with his mother.

    Here are the Amazon reviews:

    http://www.amazon.com/Room-Novel-Emm...283155&s=books

    A very disturbing book indeed!

    John

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