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    Posted: 15-Oct-2004 at 08:49
I've been involved in a few book clubs over the years . Some have gone the way of analizing the book,looking for differant meanngs etc. Where others have discussed the authors style,charcters, what was liked or disliked,inaccurasies ,comparing it to other books of similair types ect. Both have worked but the best one was one that sort of combined both.  
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2004 at 16:06
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Well I know I could discuss the undertones in Anthem, The Giver, and A Canticle for Liebowitz for hours, but that's just me. Do you have any suggestions then Temujin?

no, I just think that the kalevala would be itnerestign indeed but doubt that it would lead to much discussion...

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well, I've recently seen American Psycho on TV and liked it, maybe we can read the book? and I really like books that have a movie.



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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Oct-2004 at 14:43

actually now I came up with a book: the sorrows of young werther by Goethe

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  Quote Master of Puppets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2004 at 16:19
Ah, I read that one once. Could be a nice one indeed!
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2004 at 20:27

Ok guys now time for the votes:

The candidates are

I, Claudius

The Sorrows of Young Werther

 

My votes going to the sorrows of young werther, it seems a little too........uh......yea......for my tastes but I'm all about exploring new genres.

If anyone else has any last minute candidates please post them quick as elections end on the first of the month.

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2004 at 22:36
No last minute ones but I'm not sure The Tutenkhamun Affair is worthy of a first book. I have finished it now and it remined me of a Sat afternoon mattinee rather than what i originally expected it to be. I'd say I Claudius.
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  Quote vagabond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 00:53
I vote for "I Claudius" - even for those of us who may have read it in the past - it could bear repeating - it's a good read and very well done -
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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 06:39

My vote is also for "I, Claudius".

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  Quote Abyssmal Fiend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 11:23

Wow, I've never read "I, Claudius"... Can someone tell me who wrote it?


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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 12:24
Claudius...
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 12:45

Wow, I've never read "I, Claudius"... Can someone tell me who wrote it?

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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 12:47

No last minute ones but I'm not sure The Tutenkhamun Affair is worthy of a first book.

Much like the presidential elections in the US now, there appears to be only two viable candidates.

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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 14:10

I vote for sorrows of youg werther...

 

by the way, what's this I, Claudius about? is it historical fiction or something?

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 15:36
I Cladius is a historical fiction that is set in the begining of the Roman Empire about the politics and intrige of the royal family to;ld from the point of veiw of emporer  Cladius. It is very well written and reaserched.   
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  Quote Abyssmal Fiend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Oct-2004 at 20:07
Sounds like a buy for me.

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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Oct-2004 at 16:52

It seems Claudius is leading 5-2.

Anyone else interested, only 3 days left.

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  Quote Master of Puppets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Oct-2004 at 05:22
Hm, difficult... I read Werther before, so I think I'll go for I, Claudius too.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2004 at 14:43
Well people polls close when I get to the PC tommorow morning (Central Time) so we'll see if werther can pull a late lead.
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  Quote JanusRook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Nov-2004 at 13:12

Looks like I Claudius is the winner, I guess we should all keep our mouths shut for at least a week in order to give some people time to read at least the beginning for the discussion. Also if anyone has trouble finding the book please post.

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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Nov-2004 at 15:09
Originally posted by JanusRook

. Also if anyone has trouble finding the book please post.

It seems to be lost in my house somewhere can you help with that?

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