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Old 10-25-2011, 07:24 PM   #16
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I'm not finding it as an ebook. Is that not a requirement for the LBC?
No, it's not required.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:27 PM   #17
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I'm not finding it as an ebook. Is that not a requirement for the LBC?
It is an eBook in the UK. So it fits the requirement for being an eBook.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #18
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No, it's not required.
Ah well...
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:29 PM   #19
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It's available to me in Australia (although for $10 grumble grumble grumble). And I have to say - I was rather taken with the description in the first post, not of the book necessarily, but of the author.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #20
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So far there are four confirms (issybird, sun surfer, Bookworm_Girl, toomanybooks) yes?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #21
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Yes, we have four definite confirms and are one day down. We need six more confirms and have two days left to go. Anyone can confirm.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #22
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I have it available through inter-library loan, so I'll confirm.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:42 AM   #23
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If it was available as an eBook, I'd confirm it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #24
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If it was available as an eBook, I'd confirm it.
Oh, C'mon, availability as an ebook has no bearing on literary merit!
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:14 AM   #25
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Oh, C'mon, availability as an ebook has no bearing on literary merit!
You're right, but this is an ebook forum.
That's why I asked the question earlier as well.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #26
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One of my top 5 songs of all time (etc. etc.) is "Death and Night and Blood" by the Stranglers, which is about Yukio Mishima. As a result I look forward to giving this month's choice a go .
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:32 AM   #27
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You're right, but this is an ebook forum.
That's why I asked the question earlier as well.
I understand the frustration. Perhaps we need to change the rule to eBooks only, if not requiring one limits participation. But Hamlet53's selection was made according to the rules in force now, and confirmation is supposed to be an issue only of literary merit.

I don't see why we can't discuss this and change it if necessary, but I hate to see the process derailed. JMO, of course.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #28
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Oh, C'mon, availability as an ebook has no bearing on literary merit!
You are, of course, correct.

It does look like a literary book to me, so take that for what it is worth (does this count for a confirmation?).
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #29
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I understand the frustration. Perhaps we need to change the rule to eBooks only, if not requiring one limits participation. But Hamlet53's selection was made according to the rules in force now, and confirmation is supposed to be an issue only of literary merit.

I don't see why we can't discuss this and change it if necessary, but I hate to see the process derailed. JMO, of course.
I agree completely.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:03 AM   #30
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I'll confirm it.

I'm definitely putting this author on the radar of potential reads. I've managed to find a pile of Japanese and Chinese authors that I had never heard of in selecting some of the books for my reading list next year:

Kenzaburo Oe
Gao Zingjian
Ha Jin
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