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    WF Book Club Nominations for December

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by thirdwind, Oct 26, 2010.

    Post all nominations for December's book club here.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the process, you can nominate any book (or books) from any genre. Collections of poetry and short stories are also fair game. I usually wait 10 days or so before tallying up the votes, so try to get your nomination(s) in early.
     
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    I'll get the ball rolling with those that are sat on my to read pile next to me:

    Under Milk Wood - Dylan Thomas
    Walking On Glass - Iain Banks
    Half Of A Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
     
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    I (still) vote for the Dylan Thomas collection...
     
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    Does anyone else have any input?
     
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    Ooooo! I like. ;)
     
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    What about some Vonnegut?
     
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    Yeah I could go for Slaughterhouse 5...
     
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    Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
    Christmas Carol - Dickens
    Though would happily go with Slaughterhouse 5
     
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    I do love Slaughterhouse 5, but how about one of his others instead? Anyone fancy Breakfast of Champions? I haven't read that one. Failing that still happy with any of my original suggestions of course inc Dylan Thomas and William Burroughs.
     
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    I don't think Breakfast of Champions is one of his better efforts. Better suited to fans and those with considerable knowledge of the Vonnegutian world. Deadeye Dick, Mother Night, Bluebeard might be more appropriate choices.
     
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    So far the top three choices are:

    Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
    Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
    Either Slaughterhouse 5 or Breakfast of Champions (or any of the other works art suggested) by Kurt Vonnegut

    So if people could vote for one of these three authors, that would be great.
     
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    I vote for anything except Slaughterhouse 5. As much as I love it, I don't much fancy reading it again at the moment.
     
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    I'm gonna have to go for the Dylan Thomas book then.
     
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    How about, The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson.

    Joking aside, how about, Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

    A nice short book, after Amercan Gods, and quiet a nice read. (Listened to the Audio version of it, and picked up on even more. Never realised how funny the book was, until hearing the audio version.
     
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    What about Cat's Cradle? I haven't read any of his work aside from Slaughterhouse 5 but I wouldn't mind rereading that one either. It's been several years.
     
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    OK, so it looks we'll be reading something by Kurt Vonnegut. The choices are Breakfast of Champions, Deadeye Dick, Mother Eye, Bluebeard, or Cat's Cradle.

    I vote for either Breakfast of Champions or Cat's Cradle.
     
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    Happy with either of those thirdwind.
     
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    Since no one seems to have any preference, I think Breakfast of Champions would be a good choice.
     
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    I shall get it ordered at the library forthwith. Might wanna advertise this one in the Lounge, try to drum up a bit of participation and that.
     
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    Not to tread on any toes, but roll up, roll up. Come join December's book club. Obtain your copies and start reading now. Discussion will likely commence December 1st (though you needn't have read it all by then). We will be reading Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. Mine's come in at the library. Make sure yours does, too.
     

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