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    Nominations for Short Story Club (2)

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by thirdwind, Feb 7, 2013.

    Post the name of the story (and the author) you'd like to read and discuss for the next Short Story Club in this thread. Make sure the story can be found for free online (at a legit source). That way, people don't have to worry about finding a copy. However, don't post a link to the story. Again, please only post the name of the story and the author.

    Please only nominate one story so that everyone has a chance to nominate something. Once we get enough nominations, I'll start a poll where everyone can vote on what story they want to read.

    Any genre is OK, but nothing with too much violence, etc. Make sure the story agrees with the site's policies.
     
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    Since no one has posted any suggestions yet, here are some of the stories I wanted to read from last time.

    Tenth of December by George Saunders
    The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
    Araby by James Joyce

    I'm hoping to get a few more suggestions.
     
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    I second Araby by James Joyce.

    How about something obscure too, something by Lord Dunsany say?
     
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    I'm fine with anything. Any particular story by Lord Dunsany?
     
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    As non-committal as this might sound I don't have one in mind. I'll admit it, I am kind of hesitant about suggesting a story this time because I'm worried about being ... overbearing I guess, especially considering I'm a mod, my point was to try and get something unusual considered for this next discussion.
     
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    How about "The Hashish Man" by Lord Dunsany? I'm not really familiar with any of his work, so let me know if there's anything better.
     
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    I'm not familiar with Lord Dunsany's work, though The King of Elfland's Daughter is on my to-read shelf right now.

    And since Dunsany influenced Lovecraft, we could consider a Lovecraft story, too.

    I'd like to second what thirdwind said. Either "A Cask of Amontillado" or "Araby" would be fine for me. Hasn't the Saunders story just recently come out? Is it available free online?
     
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    Yes, it's available for free on the New Yorker website.

    I'll set up a poll like last time. I'm just waiting to see if we can get a couple more suggestions.
     
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    In theory there will be enough time to read all suggestions if we don't bring in more than a few new every round. So no stress :)
     
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    A Sound of Thunder - Ray Bradbury
     
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    I am not familiar with that story, so, sure. :)

    Lovecraft would also be cool. Robert E. Howard too.
     
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    I'm going to add "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov since there seems to be some interest in reading him.
     
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