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The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald 19 25.33%
Topper by Thorne Smith 5 6.67%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 10 13.33%
My man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse 2 2.67%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 7 9.33%
Fool by Christopher Moore 3 4.00%
Augustus Carp, Esq. - Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Bashford 0 0%
A Damon Runyon Omnibus 1 1.33%
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore 10 13.33%
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 16 21.33%
Candide by Voltaire 2 2.67%
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:45 PM   #376
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Just finished reading Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse which I read as a supplement to this month's selection, so I should be well prepared for the discussion!
Do you know the difference in a wishbone and a pullybone?
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #377
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More importantly, one of them tickled my funnybone!
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #378
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At least neither one wrung your neck.

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:02 AM   #379
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Just finished reading Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse which I read as a supplement to this month's selection, so I should be well prepared for the discussion!
I picked it up to. Haven't read it yet though.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #380
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At least neither one wrung your neck.

From you guys, I always learn something not only foolish but totally useless.

Please continue.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #381
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Well, wishbone or pulley bone .. it's still a merrythought to me.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:31 PM   #382
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Well, wishbone or pulley bone .. it's still a merrythought to me.
Exactly! While from you, dear dreams, I learned only beautiful, heart warming and useful things! And that's the truth

You see. You are not the only one to remember.
Given their age, they could have seen it also, but remembering ... that's another story.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:45 PM   #383
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I think we should read a modern classic instead of an old moldy classic.

A modern classic is a book that we think will stand the test of time.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #384
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I think we should read a modern classic instead of an old moldy classic.

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I agree. And the absolute best is the one that has not been written yet! Untouched by corrupting human eyes. The book of the future.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #385
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I can list some modern books that I think will stand the test of time - whether I think they should is a slightly different matter.
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I think we should read a modern classic instead of an old moldy classic.

A modern classic is a book that we think will stand the test of time.
Jon just wants to nominate Terry Pratchett...

Are you reading "The Egg and I" Jon?

I'm on page 60 or so..
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I'm on page 60 or so..
Me too. It is cute. I hope to finish it by tomorrow.

I did not want to be rude with JSWolf. It is just that the idea of a future classic turned me on. Terry Pratchett is fine with me, maybe everybody should read him. That is one common criterion for a classic according to some publishers.

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Frankly, I think we should limit it to books that are in the public domain. If they are in the PD and still popular and published today then I would say it is a classic.

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Frankly, I think we should limit it to books that are in the public domain. If they are in the PD and still popular and published today then I would say it is a classic.

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According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of classic is...

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an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.
And there are lots of books that would have that as the definition that are not 50-70 years or more old.
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That's almost as good a definition as any.
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