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Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse 8 15.09%
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurk Vonnegut 22 41.51%
Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres 2 3.77%
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton 6 11.32%
Life of Pi by Yann Marte 2 3.77%
Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante 0 0%
The Help by Kathryn Stockett 6 11.32%
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh 3 5.66%
The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer 0 0%
Hounded by Kevin Hearne 4 7.55%
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #46
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #47
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I just noticed that everyone reading the August winning eBook is reading the wrong book by the wrong author. You should be reading the winning eBook by the author Kurk Vonnegut. The book written by Kurt Vonnegut did not win. Sorry I did not notice this earlier before some have wasted their time reading the wrong eBook.
Jon, you're slipping. I made the mistake on purpose to see how long it would take you to see it.

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:58 PM   #48
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Oh yes, there's a movie. I saw it back in the early 70's. Don't remeber much of it except that I did like it a lot back then. I was in my teens and that's part of the reason I want to read the book now and see how I like that. Now that It's a lot of years since I was teen. A lot of years...
When his wife goes after him in that pink(?) Cadillac, loosing pieces. That was really funny. Great scene. Also his look, just perfect.

Years? Why years? That's the whole story isn't it? That when you get white hair, they put you in a capsule with a doggie and a fine assistant and all creature comforts. I believe it. I do not have the doggie, but I do not care, really.
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Of course. No need to yell at me. Kurt Vonnegut. The famous American writer. Who else?
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I've started reading Slaughterhouse-Five today and I'm find it hard going. This nonsense with Billy is rather dull. Does this get better?
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I've started reading Slaughterhouse-Five today and I'm find it hard going. This nonsense with Billy is rather dull. Does this get better?
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it just feels like it is, I think I got through war & peace quicker...
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Will I'm not all that happy with it so far, but it isn't as dull as War and Peace.
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I didn't mind it, but I think I'm going to have trouble saying anything intelligent about it.
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I think what might help is if we can get people who have read the nominated books to tell us if they are any good or not in hopes to prevent another Slaughterhouse-Five.
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I've started reading Slaughterhouse-Five today and I'm find it hard going. This nonsense with Billy is rather dull. Does this get better?
I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to actually agree with you on something.

The first time I read this in HS I did not like it at all. I took a chance and read it again in college, on the suggestion of a friend and figuring that maybe it being an assignment in HS colored my opinion, and found it was alright. It would never make any sort of top 100 list for me though, except maybe top 100 overrated.

Of course maybe my criticism may be just what will change your mind and leave you eager to finish it.
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I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to actually agree with you on something.

The first time I read this in HS I did not like it at all. I took a chance and read it again in college, on the suggestion of a friend and figuring that maybe it being an assignment in HS colored my opinion, and found it was alright. It would never make any sort of top 100 list for me though, except maybe top 100 overrated.

Of course maybe my criticism may be just what will change your mind and leave you eager to finish it.
I thank you for your comments. They do make me eager to finish it so I won't have to keep reading it. Billy is getting really annoying the more I read. I'm on page 48 of 133. So I hope to finish tomorrow.
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I thank you for your comments. They do make me eager to finish it so I won't have to keep reading it. Billy is getting really annoying the more I read. I'm on page 48 of 133. So I hope to finish tomorrow.
You're right at the point—approximately ⅓ the way through—after which I found the story picking up a bit and becoming more understandable and enjoyable.
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Just finished chapter 3 and it's awful so far.
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