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  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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    Can I please vote for The Stand? I haven't finished reading it but it's miles ahead of To Kill a Mockingbird for me. I always hated that story. Sorry Jean
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    : indignant :

    no, of course you can't! what an idea

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    I really want to read To Kill A Mockingbird. This sounds like the final excuse I need to pick up the book, methinks.
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    gr gr gr!!! why have you been wasting your time?!

    Heather sweetheart, of course you can vote for anything you want! bears were kidding

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    I greatly preferred The Stand ...

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    Damn, the Stand is really that good?

    I always thought there was strong bias because of the site we're in, but it if it's in the final against a juggernaut like TKAM it must be pretty amazing.

    And yes, I am ashamed that I haven't read The Stand yet.
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    The Stand is a great novel. TKAM is more than a great novel: it's one of those precious cultural phenomena that teach people (and bears) to differ right from wrong, good from evil, truth from lies; and, eventually, to develop their soul - to the extent they will be able to understand the worth of other good things in the world. Such as, say, The Stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    gr gr gr!!! why have you been wasting your time?!

    Heather sweetheart, of course you can vote for anything you want! bears were kidding

    Sorry I dislike To Kill a Mockingbird so much. I read it back in high school and really struggled through it. And I tried to re-read it a few years ago (I swapped books with a friend, gave her Different Seasons and she gave me that to read) well I struggled through it again till I got half way through and said screw it. It's probably just me though, I'm really not a huge fan of the classics.
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    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
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    only 14 people have voted so far

    the poll will be up till most of those who took part in the nominations have voted

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    Interesting that the final 2 are focused around the same concepts of "Good" and "Evil" and how this is perceived by others. I suppose you could say that broadly about most novels that include a protagonist, but in this instance, the label of which is which is very much based on who is making the observation.
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    The Stand obviously :-)

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    It was a very hard decision for me, but ultimately, I had to go with The Stand. Though I would be much happier with IT at the top.
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    we need at least 30 votes here

    it's the top of the top we're voting, people and animals and other creatures, please be more active!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Damn, the Stand is really that good?

    I always thought there was strong bias because of the site we're in, but it if it's in the final against a juggernaut like TKAM it must be pretty amazing.

    And yes, I am ashamed that I haven't read The Stand yet.
    I'm surprised you've never read The Stand, 'Nando. It's my favorite King book and it might be my favorite book of all time. A must read for any King fan, that's for sure. You gotta get on that. Do you at least have the book? If not, I can pick up a copy and send it to you. I always see it used for cheap prices.

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    I like The Stand but I don't think it's King's best. Probably not even in my top 10.
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    I read The Stand 15 years ago and haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird Yet so I can't vote
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    What were you, about 13 when you read The Stand? It might be time for a re-read. I'm sure you would enjoy it even more with different perspective and age.

    Cyber, I'd love to see the 10 King books you'd put ahead of The Stand. I might discover something I haven't read yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    What were you, about 13 when you read The Stand? It might be time for a re-read. I'm sure you would enjoy it even more with different perspective and age.

    Cyber, I'd love to see the 10 King books you'd put ahead of The Stand. I might discover something I haven't read yet.
    Actually, so would I. You garnered my interest FWIW.
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    I will be honest, I voted for TKAM. I've never read The Stand. I've heard only great things about it though. I loved TKAM, I own a paperback and Kindle version. It was previously my favorite all time book now being replaced by the entire Dark Tower series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    What were you, about 13 when you read The Stand? It might be time for a re-read. I'm sure you would enjoy it even more with different perspective and age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    only 14 people have voted so far

    the poll will be up till most of those who took part in the nominations have voted
    It's been up for almost a month now, I think we have our answer.

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    yeah, right... I wanted at least 30 people to vote, just to give anyone a chance to voice their opinion... but since nobody seems to really care, I'll post the list tomorrow, if nothing happens

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    Another 4 votes wouldn't affect the outcome in any case.
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