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The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo 2 4.26%
The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 7 14.89%
Along Came a Spider by James Patterson 8 17.02%
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 5 10.64%
In The Woods by Tana French 7 14.89%
The Looking Glass War by John Le Carre 1 2.13%
The Snowman by Joe Nesbo 3 6.38%
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane 10 21.28%
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris 1 2.13%
The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst 3 6.38%
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #16
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Thanks. I very rarely visit the front page, as I go straight to User CP to look at subscribed threads. My own fault.
You can also look in the stickies in the Book Clubs sub-forum on the 20th of each month. That's when the new nomination thread is posted, but it's always a good idea to check the Front Page for any MobileRead news and updates.

Oh, and to The Terminator: The nominations took 3 days this month.
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You can also look in the stickies in the Book Clubs sub-forum on the 20th of each month. That's when the new nomination thread is posted, but it's always a good idea to check the Front Page for any MobileRead news and updates.
Thanks, I've just subscribed to the sub-forum, and will keep an eye on this in future. Fancy missing the Thrillers nominations (mutter, mutter, mutter).
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Win or lose, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane is on my TBR list.
I've seen the movie and the movies was rather creepy. So of course it has to win.
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Welcome back, Jon!

I'm interested in In The Woods (voted for it so hoping it makes the run-off), The Redbreast, The Day of the Jackal, The Looking Glass War, The Spies of Warsaw and The Secret Agent.

I made a mistake in helping nominate The Snowman. I don't mind that it's later in a series if the stories aren't tightly connected, but I'd forgotten that an earlier one in the series was already nominated, so of those two, unless the later one is supposed to be better which I haven't heard, I'd slightly prefer the earlier. But if The Snowman wins I'll happily read it.

I've seen the films for Mystic River, Shutter Island, Silence of the Lambs and Along Came a Spider, so I'm hoping none of those win. I don't mind reading books of films I've already seen, but first, these are thrillers so it'd be less "thrilling" reading a book where one knows much of the twists and turns that happen already even if it is more fleshed out in the book and second, a film adaptation I've already seen just won the literary club so even though I'm interested in reading that one it makes me even more want to see something I haven't seen the film version of win here this month. Although, of these thriller films that I've seen, I would've most liked to have read Mystic River if I had to choose one, and that one didn't even make the vote! I suppose Shutter Island would be my second choice of these even though I know what happens (grumble grumble). Silence of the Lambs, the film was so iconic and disturbing so not so interested in visiting that one and Along Came a Spider was just sort of thriller film fluff so not interested in it at all since I know what happens.
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Snowman was nominated first, I nominated Redbreast afterward unless I am mistaken.
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I've put myself on the library wait list for the books I might consider reading, should any of them win. Including Shutter Island. Can't help wondering how much of a thriller the book wll be for someone who's seen the movie, and the interesting, unexpecting twists and turns that won't be unexpected when reading the book...
A category I'm much more interested in this month (compared to romance) and I'm really curious how the vote will go!
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...Can't help wondering how much of a thriller the book wll be for someone who's seen the movie, and the interesting, unexpecting twists and turns that won't be unexpected when reading the book...
I was wondering the same thing, having seen the movie fairly recently, and knowing the twist in the tail already.

I'll more than likely read whatever is chosen, as I read a lot of thrillers, but I am hoping the selection won't be one of the ones I have already read (Patterson, Forsythe, Conrad, Harris). The one exception is the Le Carre. I just don't like his books.
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The one exception is the Le Carre. I just don't like his books.
I liked The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, but otherwise find Le Carré next to unreadable. A snoozefest rather than a thriller.
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I was wondering the same thing, having seen the movie fairly recently, and knowing the twist in the tail already....
Movies have been known to take a lot of liberties with books. Then again, I could see no way the movie The Fugitive was going to hold my interest, since I've probably seen all of the original TV episodes and knew he would be freed in the end. Was I ever wrong on that count!

Just because you've seen the movie doesn't mean you won't enjoy the book. Consider how many adaptation of A Christmas Carol we've all seen, and yet the book, even for those of us for whom it was a re-read, was still enjoyable.
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Just because you've seen the movie doesn't mean you won't enjoy the book.
So true! I'm curious about the book and I will at least browse through it even if it doesn't win. Since I'm on the library wait list anyway.
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I liked The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, but otherwise find Le Carré next to unreadable. A snoozefest rather than a thriller.
Exactly! Well put .

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Just because you've seen the movie doesn't mean you won't enjoy the book. Consider how many adaptation of A Christmas Carol we've all seen, and yet the book, even for those of us for whom it was a re-read, was still enjoyable.
In general I agree - I'm just questioning it in this specific case where the whole premise relies on us not knowing what the final twist reveals. I suspect that will detract from getting fully immersed in Shutter Island.
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I liked The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, but otherwise find Le Carré next to unreadable. A snoozefest rather than a thriller.
I haven't read any Le Carre before. The snippet sounded good but now that you say that, they are kind of old spy story's.

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...In general I agree - I'm just questioning it in this specific case where the whole premise relies on us not knowing what the final twist reveals. I suspect that will detract from getting fully immersed in Shutter Island.
Well, don't tell me! I've read neither the book nor seem the movie, but the book's on my TBR list. I should add, my TBR soon list; win, lose, or place.
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Hmm... I thought we were doing hidden votes?

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I did check that option, but it doesn't affect moderators. If a non-mod tells me they can see the results before 02-25-2012 at 10:33 PM, then I must have messed up.
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