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Old 06-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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As with last month, there are already so many interesting nominations that I'm not sure which I'd like to support. I will begin by thirding "Ulysses". It is the only book I've ever put down because I found it too difficult, and I've meant to give it another go ever since, so this is the perfect opportunity.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #17
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I third Bleak House. It's one of the most powerful of his novels.
fantasyfan, you have already used your three nominations.
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I 5th Bleak House - I rarely have stamina for anything past 700 or so pages so I want to challenge myself, plus it's Dickens and the general consensus seems to be that this is his best.

I also 3rd Midnight's Children; just this week a coworker and I were talking about trying out Salman Rushdie's work so this would be a good start.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #19
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I will nominate The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.

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"The highest creation of genius has been achieved by Shakespeare and Cervantes, almost alone." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with...The final and greatest utterance of the human mind." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:45 PM   #20
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Nomination Results UPDATE

Hello, All.

Please note that "Bleak House" current has FOUR nominations. The nomination from fantasyfan was invalid.

The nomination results are now current as of Post 19, Page 2 and can be seen by going to Post #5, Page1.

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #21
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Seconding Don Quixote.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #22
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:10 PM   #23
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Hello, All.

Please note that "Bleak House" current has FOUR nominations. The nomination from fantasyfan was invalid.

The nomination results are now current as of Post 19, Page 2 and can be seen by going to Post #5, Page1.

Regards,
I'm a little confused - did your original notation of 4 nominations for Bleak House mistakenly include fantasyfan's invalid nomination? I ask because I could've sworn post#5 had 4 nominations for Bleak House at the time I posted mine (which is why I called it the 5th); I assumed then (without scrutinizing the other posts) that fantasyfan's nomination was not included in that 4.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #24
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I'm a little confused - did your original notation of 4 nominations for Bleak House mistakenly include fantasyfan's invalid nomination? I ask because I could've sworn post#5 had 4 nominations for Bleak House at the time I posted mine (which is why I called it the 5th); I assumed then (without scrutinizing the other posts) that fantasyfan's nomination was not included in that 4.
Say, could I solve the problem by eliminating my choice of Mansfield Park and using Bleak House as a second instead?

I can go back and simply delete Jane Austen from my post. If this causes even more problems then perhaps my mention of Bleak House could be deleted. Whatever you decide is fine with me.

My apologies to all for causing the confusion.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #25
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Say, could I solve the problem by eliminating my choice of Mansfield Park and using Bleak House as a second instead?

I can go back and simply delete Jane Austen from my post. If this causes even more problems then perhaps my mention of Bleak House could be deleted. Whatever you decide is fine with me.

My apologies to all for causing the confusion.
The only one who seems to confused here is me, which is no fault of your own - confusion a regular state of being for me
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Say, could I solve the problem by eliminating my choice of Mansfield Park and using Bleak House as a second instead?

I can go back and simply delete Jane Austen from my post. If this causes even more problems then perhaps my mention of Bleak House could be deleted. Whatever you decide is fine with me.

My apologies to all for causing the confusion.
It's no biggie, fantasyfan. An honest mistake.

My initial impression would be to say to leave your original nominations as is. I think I'd rather not set any precedent of people deleting earlier nominations to support others. Would everyone agree that this would be a good guideline for nominations?
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It's no biggie, fantasyfan. An honest mistake.

My initial impression would be to say to leave your original nominations as is. I think I'd rather not set any precedent of people deleting earlier nominations to support others. Would everyone agree that this would be a good guideline for nominations?
Yes, I do agree with you.
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I'm a little confused - did your original notation of 4 nominations for Bleak House mistakenly include fantasyfan's invalid nomination? I ask because I could've sworn post#5 had 4 nominations for Bleak House at the time I posted mine (which is why I called it the 5th); I assumed then (without scrutinizing the other posts) that fantasyfan's nomination was not included in that 4.
Hello, Loosheesh.

The nominations for Bleak House DO include yours (it was the fourth) and DOES NOT include fantasyfan's (which was invalid).

As of this post, Bleak House has FOUR nominations.
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Hello, Loosheesh.

The nominations for Bleak House DO include yours (it was the fourth) and DOES NOT include fantasyfan's (which was invalid).

As of this post, Bleak House has FOUR nominations.
Cool ... no longer confused until the next time
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I've been mulling over which work to support with my last nomination, or whether to wait, but I've decided to go ahead and throw it in. With my last nomination I'll second "The Tale Of Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu. I'll also add to the description of it that Hamlet53 provided in another post:

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