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Book of the Month: September...?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2009.
  1. The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Chain Mail - Hiroshi Ishizaki

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. Vineland - Thomas Pynchon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Under Milk Wood - Dylan Thomas

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Phillip K. Dick

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  7. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  8. To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
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  1. arron89
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    Book of the Month: September Voting

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by arron89, Aug 23, 2009.

    Round 3, you guys know the score: vote for the one or two best choices for next month's discussion. Sugguestions are taken from other threads in the book discussion forum, thanks to everyone who dropped a name!
     
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    It looks like it'll end up being the Androids novel. I just tried to put it on hold, and Blade Runner shows up for it instead and says it's the inspiration for the Androids novel. I'm figuring/hoping it's the same as the Androids novel--does anyone know for sure?

    I like that it's short (about 250 pages) since September will probably be really busy for a lot of us.
     
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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is the novel that the film Blade Runner is based on. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the novel is sold under the film name, to appeal to those who like the film.

    As long as the author is Phillip K Dick, then it should be the right one.
     
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    Thanks. I got the book, and it is "Blade Runner: Based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Sleep" by Phillip K. Dick.
     
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    I'll take a look and see if the second hand book store near the movie theatre has it. What with leaving the city in a week, it's the only way I'll be able to participate.
     
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    i put myself on the waiting list for it, it should come into the library any day now.
     
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    I have a suggestion, and I'm not sure where to make it, so I guess I'll make it here.

    Rather than waiting until the end of the month to pick the next month's book, we should choose it partway through the month. That way, everyone will have time to make arrangements for getting the book ahead of time.
     
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    ^ Good idea! So, October... Weren't we thinking something Halloween-ish?
     
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    Hamlet?

    I can't think of anything Halloween-ish...
     
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    That's a good idea. And for October, it has to be Frankenstein.
     
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    Mary Shelley's or Dean Koontz's?
     
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    ^ haha, that's a good point

    Also, just to point out, someone mentioned we haven't read any female authors yet, so then Mary Shelley's book was suggested. However, we'll then once again have a male protagonist (in a somewhat dreary gothic horror novel).

    I hope we can read a book at some point starring a female protagonist by a female writer. May I suggest The Hunger Games (for the 50th time :p)?
     
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    I highly recommend "The Red Tent" by Anita Diament.

    Female protagonist, female author, and one of the best books I've read.
     
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    All right, but we haven't read a Young Adult book yet, so The Hunger Games would cover 3 bases at once.

    Or we could read The Red Tent and then read a YA book after that.

    I just really want to get others' opinions on a book that I really liked for once (cries into her Coke slurpee).
     
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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, obviously. If we want to read a book by a female writer with a female protagonist, maybe something by Margaret Atwood, like The Handmaid's Tale? Also, doesn't the Graveyard Book count as YA? On reading a blurb on the Hunger Games, it could be an interesting choice at some point as well, is it easy to find?
     
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    Oh, not The Handmaid's Tale. I already had to read that. It was fascinating and all, but I want to read something fun for once (don't get me crying into my drink anymore!:p).

    And no, The Graveyard Book is children's literature. If you like sci-fi/dystopia, you will enjoy The Hunger Games. Also, it'll be a chance for the older peeps here to see what kind of YA books are out there and to read something in first person, present tense.

    Yes, it is easy to find--although probably hard to get at the library as there'll be lots of holds on the copies.
     
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    I can recommend a Young Adult book by a female with a female protagonist:

    Wolf by the Ears by Ann Rinaldi

    It's historic fiction, about Harriette Hemings, the daughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, struggling with the question of whether to stay with her family or claim her freedom.

    Charlie
     
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    While all this conversation about next month is great, may I remind you that there is a book for this month that we picked that is crying alone further down the page because no one wants to talk about it. Poor widdle book...
     
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    Yes, I plan to start it tonight. I've got the new Michael Connelly book I need to stop reading and get to our September book.
     
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    I'm still waiting for my copy...

    hence the suggestion that we pick next month's earlier, because not having my book makes me sadfaced.
     

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