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Old 11-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #16
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #17
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I'll nominate;

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
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Description: This novel, written in 1927, is considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries. It met with no small outrage when it appeared, as it uses a plot device many readers thought "unfair." There is a full complement of characters populating the cozy English village of King's Abbot: Major Blunt, Colonel Carter, Miss Gannett, the butler, the housekeeper, the narrator, Dr. Sheppard, and his know-it-all sister (the precursor of Miss Marple, according to Christie), and, of course, the redoubtable Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells. There are clues with a capital C to mislead us, and the listener gets so involved with these red herrings (or not) that the very simple truth eludes the puzzler. Venerable reader Robin Bailey keeps the light, almost comic tone alive, although his voices are not particularly differentiated, and often he rushes the reading of dialog. A classic of the genre and essential for any fiction collection. Harriet Edwards, East Meadow P.L., NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. "A classic -- the book has worthily earned its fame." Irish Independent "The truly startling denouement is uncommonly original." Books "One of the landmarks of detective literature." H.R.F. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #18
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I will 3rd The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:14 PM   #19
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The Hound of the Baskervilles is disqualified. We've already had it for a selection of the month. It was even the winner for a December book.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:14 PM   #20
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I will 3rd The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Nope, sorry, been there, done that and it's disqualified.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #21
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I'll nominate;

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
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Description: This novel, written in 1927, is considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries. It met with no small outrage when it appeared, as it uses a plot device many readers thought "unfair." There is a full complement of characters populating the cozy English village of King's Abbot: Major Blunt, Colonel Carter, Miss Gannett, the butler, the housekeeper, the narrator, Dr. Sheppard, and his know-it-all sister (the precursor of Miss Marple, according to Christie), and, of course, the redoubtable Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells. There are clues with a capital C to mislead us, and the listener gets so involved with these red herrings (or not) that the very simple truth eludes the puzzler. Venerable reader Robin Bailey keeps the light, almost comic tone alive, although his voices are not particularly differentiated, and often he rushes the reading of dialog. A classic of the genre and essential for any fiction collection. Harriet Edwards, East Meadow P.L., NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. "A classic -- the book has worthily earned its fame." Irish Independent "The truly startling denouement is uncommonly original." Books "One of the landmarks of detective literature." H.R.F. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books
I'll second The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #22
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The Hound of the Baskervilles is disqualified. We've already had it for a selection of the month. It was even the winner for a December book.
He's right, folks. Billsuits1, The Terminator, and Nyssa: you each have one vote back.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #23
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #24
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He's right, folks. Billsuits1, The Terminator, and Nyssa: you each have one vote back.
So when is Lolita being disqualified for being porn and/or pedophilia/rape?
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #25
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I'll use my last nomination for Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:59 PM   #26
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Lolita is listed as one of Time's 10 Greatest Books Of All Time, #4 on Modern Library's Top 100 Novels and #27 on Le Monde's 100 Books Of The Century, among other accolades. I haven't read it yet but I think it's an important book well worth being read by mature individuals.

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Isn't Lolita porn? Even if it's not exactly porn, it's pedophilia and rape. Why this book is allowed to be nominated is beyond any semblance of morality.

We had the outcry because Amazon allowing a book about pedophilia to be sold in the Kindle store. That alone should have been enough for any morally upstanding person to not want anything to do with this perverted book.
Certainly if you don't feel that you are mature enough to handle it or if it offends your delicate sensibilities, you are welcome to skip it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:58 PM   #27
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I second A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:19 PM   #28
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I'd quite like to try joining in with your book club. Therefore, I'd like to third A Christmas Carol. Always wanted to read it, never got around to it, and December seems like an appropriate time to read it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #29
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I nominate "Heart of Darkness" by Josephy Conrad. (I've only read part of it but then stopped.)
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