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Old 05-24-2014, 03:44 AM   #31
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I nominate The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, which won the Man Booker Prize.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #32
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I'll third The Sense of an Ending.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:15 AM   #33
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I'll third White Tiger, it's amusing.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:23 PM   #34
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Here is the tally....
Thanks for stepping in. I had started updating the first two posts of this thread before seeing what you had done, so for sake of completeness I'd appreciate it if you continue what you've started.

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:53 PM   #35
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Thanks for stepping in. I had started updating the first two posts of this thread before seeing what you had done, so for sake of completeness I'd appreciate it if you continue what you've started.

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You are most welcome. Figured someone who is normally involved in the book club should step up and keep it tallied. I will keep track in post #14 for the rest of the nomination period, but may be slightly slow through Monday with the holiday.

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Old 05-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #36
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I second The Manual of Detection.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:01 PM   #37
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And I third The Manual of Detection. Sounds interesting, even though we just went through a Mystery/Thriller month.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:46 PM   #38
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #39
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Well, I have one more nomination so I'll throw out Saville by David Storey, which won the Booker Prize.


From Goodreads:

Colin Saville grows up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, against the background of war, of an industrialised countryside, of town and coalmine and village.


"If you haven't read David Storey's 1976 winner Saville read it at once, it is the best of all the Bookers." - The Observer


And since any abstracts about the book I could find were all as short as the one I used above, I'll also include the first review from Goodreads:

"This novel epitomizes one of my favorite quotes:

'Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.' - Boris Pasternak

Reading this book really is an extraordinary experience! I found much of it to be very comforting, very homey. I found other parts to be quite disturbing. This novel affected me in ways that I'm still trying to sort out. I suspect this is a story that I'll continue to think about, to try to come to terms with it, for a long time." - John


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Old 05-26-2014, 03:44 PM   #40
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Well, I have one more nomination so I'll throw out Saville by David Storey, which won the Booker Prize....
Looks interesting. Seconded.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:50 AM   #41
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:38 AM   #42
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I'll third Saville by David Storey
And that makes 10 fully nominated selections. I'll be back soon with the poll.
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Your friendly, neighborhood June poll is here.
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