The OT Book Club! American Gods wins! ROUND 2 (COMICS) VOTING! READ OP

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#51 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

hmmm

mite try this

tho free time is limited

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#52 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -
I didn't think this idea was serious.DroidPhysX
Are you joining?
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#53 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

thanks to all who joined.

[QUOTE="-Sun_Tzu-"]kingkong0124

Please join this.

Depends on the book

So far it's not looking to good. 

I'd recommend something by Vonnegut, most of his books aren't too long either

Or A Brave New World

That's a book I've been trying to read for a while. 

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#54 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Sun, suggest some political philosophy

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#55 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -
[QUOTE="DroidPhysX"]I didn't think this idea was serious.dave123321
Are you joining?

Don't have the time.
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#56 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

no pressure guys.

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#57 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"][QUOTE="DroidPhysX"]I didn't think this idea was serious.DroidPhysX
Are you joining?

Don't have the time.

bullsh*t
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#58 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30641 posts) -

I'd recommend South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. It's only about 250, his most accessible novel but it's still excellent.

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#59 Posted by DroidPhysX (17098 posts) -
[QUOTE="kingkong0124"][QUOTE="DroidPhysX"][QUOTE="dave123321"] Are you joining?

Don't have the time.

bullsh*t

Accounting isn't a joke course, bro.
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#60 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -
[QUOTE="DroidPhysX"][QUOTE="kingkong0124"][QUOTE="DroidPhysX"] Don't have the time.

bullsh*t

Accounting isn't a joke course, bro.

F*ck your social life. this is more important
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#61 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -
remake the poll tc. I think the general concensous is to have different choices that we nominate then vote on whatever five are in the new poll
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#62 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -

no pressure guys.

kingkong0124
You are pushing droid pretty hard
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#63 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -
[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

no pressure guys.

dave123321
You are pushing droid pretty hard

no I mean like the deadlines and stuff. I don't think TC intended for this to be a chore
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#64 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -
I nominate The Fountainhead.
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#65 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

I nominate The Jungle.

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#66 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -

I nominate The Jungle.

coolbeans90
That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.
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#67 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -
Upton Sinclair published it in serial form is a socialist newspaper. He was motivated by politics, not truth. He was interested in promoting a socio-political agenda, not reason.
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#68 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

I nominate The Jungle.

Laihendi

That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.

I want to read it for the story.

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#69 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

I nominate The Jungle.

coolbeans90

That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.

I want to read it for the story.

I highly doubt that anyone wants to read an obscure book from 1906 that was published in a socialist newspaper for the story.
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#70 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"] That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.Laihendi

I want to read it for the story.

I highly doubt that anyone wants to read an obscure book from 1906 that was published in a socialist newspaper for the story.

I'm a sucker for sad stories and appreciate industrial era settings. What can I say?

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#71 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

remake the poll tc. I think the general concensous is to have different choices that we nominate then vote on whatever five are in the new polldave123321

yeah, this, even though i wouldn't mind reading american gods because i've heard good things

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#72 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30641 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

I want to read it for the story.

coolbeans90

I highly doubt that anyone wants to read an obscure book from 1906 that was published in a socialist newspaper for the story.

I'm a sucker for sad stories and appreciate industrial era settings. What can I say?

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read it

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#73 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

Sun, suggest some political philosophy

coolbeans90

Das Kapital

real riveting shit broham 

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#74 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Have been meaning to hit up Das Kapital for a while

might have to wait 'til summer break due to sheer length of the work

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#75 Posted by LZ71 (10524 posts) -
[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"] That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.Laihendi

I want to read it for the story.

I highly doubt that anyone wants to read an obscure book from 1906 that was published in a socialist newspaper for the story.

I do. And it's hardly obscure.
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#76 Posted by HomicidalCherry (959 posts) -

This is a very cool idea.  I'd participate, but I have enough reading/writing to do for class.  Plus, I have a 30+ list of books I want to read at the moment that doesn't need to get longer for a while.

 

[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

I nominate The Jungle.

Laihendi

That book is just an elaborate apology for statism.

And The Fountainhead is a 700 page, terribly written sermon that likes to pretend it's literature.  No harm in nominating either to be voted on.

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#77 Posted by HomicidalCherry (959 posts) -

Also, Siddhartha is an incredible book.  It really inspried me when I read it early on in high school and I recommend it to everyone reading this thread.  It's a really short read.  It takes a little over an hour cover to cover and it's quite an experience.  Its length sometimes makes it a littleless realized than some of Hesse's other work (Steppenwolfe) but it's something special nonetheless.

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#78 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

Have been meaning to hit up Das Kapital for a while

might have to wait 'til summer break due to sheer length of the work

coolbeans90
It's a good book to read. Some of the specifics in the book is wrong (which is to be expected, it's a bit outdated to say the least) but a lot of what he said was spot on. Karl Marx to his credit was one of the few people living in the middle of the industrial revolution to really understand what was going on.
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#79 Posted by Same_Jeans_On (1171 posts) -
Sign me Up. Sounds like a good idea.
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#81 Posted by cmpepper23 (3281 posts) -

Sign me up. This is a great idea and seems like it could be fun if all goes well.

My vote is for AG. I have read it before, but I was reading several books for school(a Russian lit class) at the same time so I didn't really put much thought into it.

I would also like to suggest some Vonnegut books because most of his novels are easy reads and have lots to dicuss. I was thinking Mother Night or The Sirens of Titan.

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#82 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

I am going to remake the poll, keeping only American Gods and Siddhartha.  Those, I feel, are incredible books.

I will take all of the books mentioned into account for the final 3 spots. 

 

 

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#83 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

Also, Siddhartha is an incredible book.  It really inspried me when I read it early on in high school and I recommend it to everyone reading this thread.  It's a really short read.  It takes a little over an hour cover to cover and it's quite an experience.  Its length sometimes makes it a littleless realized than some of Hesse's other work (Steppenwolfe) but it's something special nonetheless.

HomicidalCherry

I approve of this post.

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#84 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

The additions: 

A Brave New World

Of Mice and Men

A Moment in the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#85 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

I have decided not to keep track of who is in or not.  Obviously I can't keep track of everything or punish someone who signed up and didn't read, and things happen.  Hopefully everybody who displayed interest in the club decides to actually do it!

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#86 Posted by Opi0us (172 posts) -

Perhaps in the future more than one user can take turns making the poll just so one person's particular preferences don't win all the time. I don't read much but several people here seem to know their stuff.

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#87 Posted by harashawn (27614 posts) -
put page numbers rather then just long or short.dave123321
You measure a book by the number of words. Page count is meaningless as the size of both the pages and font can vary greatly.
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#88 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

Perhaps in the future more than one user can take turns making the poll just so one person's particular preferences don't win all the time. I don't read much but several people here seem to know their stuff.

Opi0us
I have picked modern and old (somewhat) classics. And Dave's book, which I can't personally vouch for. Nor can I vouch for Sun's book, A brave new world. But the other choices I can vouch for and say that they are written incredibly. Just curious, who voted for Of Mice and Men?
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#89 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30641 posts) -

Just curious, who voted for Of Mice and Men?Mithrandir50
hi

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#90 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mithrandir50"] Just curious, who voted for Of Mice and Men?Aljosa23

hi

It's a great book, although I feel that it and Siddhartha are going to get overshadowed.
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#91 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"]put page numbers rather then just long or short.harashawn
You measure a book by the number of words. Page count is meaningless as the size of both the pages and font can vary greatly.

I am simplyfing things for Dave. Finding specific info like word count or a converted standardized page count isn't that easy
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#92 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

i voted for sidddartha this time round

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#93 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -
[QUOTE="harashawn"][QUOTE="dave123321"]put page numbers rather then just long or short.dave123321
You measure a book by the number of words. Page count is meaningless as the size of both the pages and font can vary greatly.

I am simplyfing things for Dave. Finding specific info like word count or a converted standardized page count isn't that easy

I agree with both of you. On one hand, page count does matter. On the other hand, when I was a lot younger and I first read Siddhartha, it felt like an eternity. Then a few weeks later I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in one day. So... Anyways, trying to think of a book from my childhood. I have been searching in our library and cannot find it. We got rid of a few hundred books a while back. It is about a teenage girl in highschool who keeps getting threatened and harassed and ultimately raped by a fellow high schooler. I feel the title might be something similar to "Who else is in the house" or something. Anyways if anybody has read anything like this, tell me, I am interested in re-reading it.
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#94 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2167 posts) -
While I'm pretty useless in discussions, I'll join in. I would also like to become more well read and smarterer. If it continues it might be cool if there was a theme for book nominations (a particular genre, etc.) each poll.
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#95 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -
[QUOTE="IdioticIcarus"]While I'm pretty useless in discussions, I'll join in. I would also like to become more well read and smarterer. If it continues it might be cool if there was a theme for book nominations (a particular genre, etc.) each poll.

I am thinking that next round could be fantasy books or something.
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#96 Posted by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -
I'm in, but can only start reading once finished all my final exams.
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#97 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

Wow!  This new poll is much closer.

Looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.  Putting my money on AG

 

 

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#98 Posted by Laihendi (5876 posts) -
I am wanting of Mice and Men or A Brave New World to win. I am withholding my vote until I see which gets more support.
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#99 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -
I am wanting of Mice and Men or A Brave New World to win. I am withholding my vote until I see which gets more support.Laihendi
It is looking like they will not win. Vote for what you want people.
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#100 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

Of Mice and Men is the only one I've read from those. Its a classic and can be read really quickly so go for that one.

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It is great