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Old 03-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #46
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I got here a little late I guess.


But I'll nominate:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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I didn't live through the Eighty's but I've probably seen the Movie a few dozen hundred times.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #47
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I got here a little late I guess.


But I'll nominate:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”




I didn't live through the Eighty's but I've probably seen the Movie a few dozen hundred times.
I'm sorry I'm out of nominations, as it's a terrific selection.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #48
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I'll second The Princess Bride.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #49
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I'll second The Princess Bride.
Inconceivable! Thanks.

Being late to the nominations I thought most users would have used them all up.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #50
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I'll use my last vote to third A Confederacy of Dunces. Not because any Shakespearean personage asked me to, but because it is one very, very funny book.
Glad to hear that I did not discourage you from putting this Pulitzer Prize winner into the vote.

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Inconceivable! Thanks.
I do not think inconceivable means what you think it means. I have never read the book, but that is a great film.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #51
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I got here a little late I guess.


But I'll nominate:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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I didn't live through the Eighty's but I've probably seen the Movie a few dozen hundred times.
I will third The Princess Bride. I've been meaning to read this for ages. It is one of my all time favorite movies!!
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I will third The Princess Bride. I've been meaning to read this for ages. It is one of my all time favorite movies!!
That makes seven books with two to go. One of them doesn't count, doesn't matter, and is not correct for April.
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My second nomination:

Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome
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I've never read anything from this author, and seeing that Three Men In a Boat has already been read, this sounded pretty good.

And I think I'll save my last nomination for a second or third.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:10 AM   #54
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If The Princess Bride wasn't already over the line, I would have swooped in and spent a nomination. That is a truly awesome film and I've always wondered what the book would be like.

Otherwise - I'm not so good with the humour genre. I'll sit on the sidelines and see what happens.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:53 AM   #56
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That makes seven books with two to go. One of them doesn't count, doesn't matter, and is not correct for April.
I guess the definition of funny is subjective. To some satire is funny. The nice thing is that one persons definition does not rule. If three people would categorize something as funny, and it has been determined to be satire, I guess it should qualify for the month of April.
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Personally I wouldn't read anything by L Ron Hubbard if you held my feet to the fire, but the diversity of taste is what makes these things so interesting in these polls.
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I will third Idle Thoughts.

That's it for my noms.
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I read the entire ten book Invasion Earth series by Hubbard and quite enjoyed it and found it very funny and quite obviously satirical.
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