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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
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This time I'll nominate The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Amazon link!


"The Road" is an excellent book, actually I love most everything by Cormac McCarthy. This novel has been mentioned many times on BT since publication as a potential book for discussion. It's a great choice. This is one I would re read, and I would enjoy hearing the thoughts of members regarding it. When I first read it, I was alone. :(
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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
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This time I'll nominate The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Amazon link!


"The Road" is an excellent book, actually I love most everything by Cormac McCarthy. This novel has been mentioned many times on BT since publication as a potential book for discussion. It's a great choice. This is one I would re read, and I would enjoy hearing the thoughts of members regarding it. When I first read it, I was alone. :(
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I read this book about 2 months ago, so I won't re-read it, but I'll certainly join in on the discussion, if the book is chosen.



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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Robertson Davies is one of my favorite authors. Several of his novels have been included in trilogies, but easily stand alone. I'm recommending The Cunning Man.



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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Allow me to be so shameless and self-serving as to suggest my own Saga; Blessings of the Father-Book One. This is a strong, feel-good storyline with vibrant characters, along with a powerful underlying message contained within each volume. Book One is a book about love and family, joy and loss, pain and pleasure…life and death. Read a sample: 5360564 http://www.amazon.com/Blessings-Father- ... 0595360564 Thank you for allowing me to suggest: Blessings of the Father - Book One by Mitch Reed.



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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Thanks, Mitch.


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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Does anyone have any comments about the books that have been suggested? Which novels sound interesting to you, and which ones would you like to read?



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I would like to suggest the following book....

Dear Love: Diary of a Man's Desire

http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/d ... f/center/2

It is available in eBook format & Paperback



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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
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This time I'll nominate The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Amazon link!


"The Road" is an excellent book, actually I love most everything by Cormac McCarthy. This novel has been mentioned many times on BT since publication as a potential book for discussion. It's a great choice. This is one I would re read, and I would enjoy hearing the thoughts of members regarding it. When I first read it, I was alone. :(
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I have only read No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. I would certainly join in a reading and discussion of The Road.


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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
I started talking about it in the chatbox aaaand I've been wanting to read Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

I've linked the wikipedia page, but here's a summary anyway:

The novel begins after the collapse of civilization by an event that is not immediately identified. The protagonist is Snowman, a post-apocalyptic hermit character. He resides near a group of what he refers to as Crakers—strange human-like creatures. They bring Snowman food and consult him on matters that surpass their understanding. In addition, strange hybrid beasts such as wolvogs, pigoons and rakunks roam freely. As the story develops, these assorted lifeforms are revealed to be the products of genetic engineering.
In flashbacks, we learn that Snowman was once a young boy named Jimmy, who grew up in the near, yet undefined future. His world was dominated by multinational corporations which kept their employees' families in privileged compounds separated from a global lower moiety of pleeblands. Shortly after Jimmy's family moved to the HelthWyzer corporate compound (where his father worked as a genographer) Jimmy met and befriended Glenn (referred to throughout the novel as Crake), a brilliant science student.
Jimmy and Crake spend a lot of their leisure time playing online computer games such as Kwiktime Osama (a reference to Osama bin Laden) and Blood and Roses, smoking "skunkweed," (in the book it is never specifically called marijuana), or watching live executions, Noodie News, frog squashing, graphic surgery and child pornography.

You can read the rest of the summary in the wiki...

Let me know what you think... :]


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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
"Oryx and Crake" is a great suggestion. I read this book about a year ago and I do believe it would generate an interesting discussion. It may also be a great introduction of a talented modern female author to some of our male readers. :wink:

It is getting late in the month. If anyone else has a suggestion, please make it soon. Also, if you are planning to participate in our next fiction discussion, it would be helpful if you could leave some positive feedback on the books suggested. The voting process will be starting soon, and it would be nice to have at least three choices to put into the poll. Only those books which receive postive feedback will be placed in the poll.

The voting process is simple. Each member with a minimum of 25 posts have three votes. Eligible members can apply their three votes to one book, or split their votes between books any way they choose. The book with the greatest number of votes will become the fiction discussion book for Nov./Dec.



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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
My first choices would be:

1. Wavering

2. The Tortilla Curtain

3. The Road


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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Well, my first choice is The Road (duh), but my second would be Oryx and Crake, if for no other reason than I checked it out from the library recently. :lol: It does look good though, plus I did like Atwood's "Year of the Flood."


(Didn't "Handmaid's Tale" get nominated last month? Inneresting 8) )


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Here are my choices in order:

1. Wavering by Virginia Frazier
2. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
3. The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle


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Post Re: Fiction suggestions needed for Nov. and Dec. discussion
Did someone nominate "The Host"?

I read that and didn't care for it, personally. Although it was better than Twilight. :)


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Oh, I apologize for that, but assuming it wasn't nominated and only I put it, it shouldn't matter in what's chosen because no one else will choose it:)

I didn't care for the first two Twilight Books, because the first one was deathly slow and the second one I wanted to strangle the main character. However, I did enjoy reading Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.


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