View Poll Results: Please vote for the picaresque novel you would like to read by January 31st.

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  • Don Quixote

    6 30.00%
  • The WhiteTiger

    2 10.00%
  • The Adventures of Augie March

    6 30.00%
  • The Luck of Barry Lyndon

    1 5.00%
  • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

    2 10.00%
  • The Golden A s s

    3 15.00%
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Thread: February '11 - Picaresque Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    February '11 - Picaresque Reading Poll

    Please nominate the "Picaresque" novel you would like to read in February in this thread.

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    - Only those members with 50+ posts can nominate.

    - One nomination per member.

    - Only the first 10 nominations will be included in the poll.


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    If you are not able to take part or unwilling to (re)read your own nominations, please refrain from nominating book.


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    I nominate Don Quixote becasue I picked up a copy of the book a while back and I could use the extra motivation to get myself to start reading it.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I nominate The WhiteTiger by Arvind Adiga.
    The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.

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    Nominations so far:
    1. Don Quixote

    2. The WhiteTiger by Arvind Adiga


    And I would like to nominate The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow.
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    I'd like to nominate The Luck of Barry Lyndon by Thackeray
    I have watched tens of times Kubrick's film and I have always desired to read the novel, let's see if this will be the right time to do it.
    "He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two."

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    The second best picaresque novel ....

    the best has already been nominated. The second best is Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.

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    I nominate Apuleius' The Golden A s s
    Ecce quam bonum et jocundum, habitares libros in unum!
    ~Robert Greene, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

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    I have started Don Quixote a while ago, and I'd like to finish it.

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    This is the first time I think that I would be content to read any of the books that won, nearly all of them are on my to be read list.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I wish Augie March could win. I've always wanted to read Saul Bellow.
    Kind of upset to miss the opportunity to nominate "The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan". Never got a chance to finish it. It was so amusing that I decided to take it to my dad who was recovering from heart attack back then. That entertained him a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspian View Post
    I wish Augie March could win.
    Hear, hear!

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    Commmmmmmme on Don Quixote. I'm planning to read this mammoth anyways, and this would give me some motivation (Holla, Dark Muse ).
    Last edited by Mutatis-Mutandis; 01-08-2011 at 07:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutatis-Mutandi View Post
    Commmmmmmme on Don Quixote. I'm planning to read this mammoth anyways, and this would give me some motivation (Holla, Dark Muse ).
    Hahah yes I know just what you mean. I have it sitting on my shelf, and I want to read it, but at the same time it daunts me, so I could really use that extra push to get me to it.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I know. I don't know what version you have, but I just got the Edith Grossman translation. It's bad enough that it's huge and heavy, but then you open up and see how many words are on a page, and it is intimidating, to say the least. That its color is a nice, foreboding blood-red doesn't help, either, lol.

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    I think DQ is too long to read in February.

    How about some Saul Below!

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