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  • The Sense of an Ending

    1 7.14%
  • The Bone People

    2 14.29%
  • Remains of the Day

    2 14.29%
  • The Conservationist

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  • Midnight's Children

    5 35.71%
  • Heat and Dust

    1 7.14%
  • The Blind Assassin

    2 14.29%
  • The Old Devils

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Thread: February '11 / Man Booker Reading Poll

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    February '11 / Man Booker Reading Poll

    Please nominate the winner of the Man Booker Prize you would like to read in February in this thread by January 8th.

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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.


    The Book Club readings are for those who would like to read and discuss books together with other members.

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    The Man Booker Prize winners

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    I'm surprised to find I've read some on the list. I'd like to read the latest - The Sense of an Ending.

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    I nominate The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    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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    The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
    Exit, pursued by a bear.

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    I'll nominate The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer.

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    What's it matter? It's not like anyone even participates in the dissuasions anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutatis-Mutandi View Post
    What's it matter? It's not like anyone even participates in the dissuasions anymore...
    Things happen, people are busy - but everything changes. Be cheerful.
    Last edited by Paulclem; 12-29-2011 at 06:42 PM.

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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Sense of an Ending

    2. The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    3. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    4. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer



    I would like to nominate The Blind Assassin by Atwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
    Things happen, people are busy - but everything changes. Be cheerful.
    I'll try.

    I'll nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

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    Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Nominations so far:

    1. The Sense of an Ending

    2. The Bone People by Keri Hulme

    3. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    4. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

    5. The Blind Assassin by Atwood

    6. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

    7. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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    I'll join in to discuss the book ultimately selected.
    For my nomination, let's go with The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis. Could be some parallels to the Cold Ale Blokes.
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10

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    I think I won't mind reading any of these books - apart from Midnight's Children. Wasn't impressed with it enough to read it again.
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    I voted for the one I nominated, but I would also be interested in reading "Remains of the Day."
    Last edited by qimissung; 01-15-2012 at 12:49 AM.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    They all look pretty good, though I've voted for my own choice.

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