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#11  desertgrandma 11-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Quote daffy4u
Hey, I'll 4th "The Time Machine". I've only seen the movie (which I love), so it would be a fun read.
I'll "5th" it......saw the movie, but never read the book.

#12  Roy White 11-16-2008, 09:33 PM
I second The Gambler by Dosto. If you've never read any D its a great start.

#13  pilotbob 11-16-2008, 10:05 PM
Quote desertgrandma
I'll "5th" it......saw the movie, but never read the book.
Great... but not needed.

As I said, the first 10 books or less that get three nominations by the EOD on the 20th go into the selection poll.

So far, only one books has got three... actually 5. So, nominate a few of the others listed here or put out a few new nominations.

THE FLOOR IS OPEN!

BOb

#14  JSWolf 11-16-2008, 10:19 PM
The only thing I'd like to suggest is please, nothing heavy. It's hard enough trying to read A Passage to India. Something a bit less heavy would do wonders.

And as for The Time Machine by H.G. Well, I'll vote for it as well. I have read it but ages agai and I did enjoy it. So a reread would not be a bad idea at all.

#15  Sparrow 11-17-2008, 02:40 AM
I'll 3rd 'Wuthering Heights'; I've always wondered why a 'hero' who indulges in brutal domestic abuse is such a popular character.

#16  HarryT 11-17-2008, 03:41 AM
I'd suggest "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. It, and "Bleak House" are my favourite Dickens' books, but I suspect that "Bleak House" is too long for many readers.

GE is an absolutely wonderful story, and not in the least bit "heavy", as Jon requests .

#17  pilotbob 11-17-2008, 10:51 AM
Quote Sparrow
I'll 3rd 'Wuthering Heights'; I've always wondered why a 'hero' who indulges in brutal domestic abuse is such a popular character.
Ok... Wuthering Heights is added to the official nomination list.

BOb

#18  pilotbob 11-17-2008, 11:04 AM
Quote HarryT
I'd suggest "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. It, and "Bleak House" are my favourite Dickens' books, but I suspect that "Bleak House" is too long for many readers.

GE is an absolutely wonderful story, and not in the least bit "heavy", as Jon requests .
So is that a "second" for Bleak House or just a "mention"?

BTW: Since certainly we should have a Dickens on this months vote list I will second daffy's Tale of Two Cities.

BOb

BTW: I am adding the thrice nominated books to the first post. If I have missed any please ameliorate.

#19  Sparrow 11-17-2008, 11:14 AM
Quote pilotbob
BTW: Since certainly we should have a Dickens on this months vote list I will second daffy's Tale of Two Cities.
I thirded 'Wuthering Heights', but now I really fancy a Trollope.

#20  pilotbob 11-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Quote Sparrow
I thirded 'Wuthering Heights', but now I really fancy a Trollope.
Yep... got that.. but I totally missed why you feel like a Trollope? What's a Trollope? Did you mean Anthony Trollope?

BOb

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