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Old 11-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #61
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I'll second Catch 22
(Even though I wouldn't have thought of it as a "classic", but I guess it is. Makes me feel really old!)
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #62
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:31 PM   #63
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I believe that Heart of Darkness should now be fully nominated with my 3rd of it, no? That makes 8 books fully nominated I do believe.
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Novella by Joseph Conrad, first published in 1902 with the story "Youth" and thereafter published separately. The story reflects the physical and psychological shock Conrad himself experienced in 1890, when he worked briefly in the Belgian Congo. The narrator, Marlow, describes a journey he took on an African river. Assigned by an ivory company to take command of a cargo boat stranded in the interior, Marlow makes his way through the treacherous forest, witnessing the brutalization of the natives by white traders and hearing tantalizing stories of a Mr. Kurtz, the company's most successful representative. He reaches Kurtz's compound in a remote outpost only to see a row of human heads mounted on poles. In this alien context, unbound by the strictures of his own culture, Kurtz has exchanged his soul for a bloody sovereignty, but a mortal illness is bringing his reign of terror to a close. As Marlow transports him downriver, Kurtz delivers an arrogant and empty explanation of his deeds as a visionary quest. To the narrator Kurtz's dying words, "The horror! The horror!" represent despair at the encounter with human depravity--the heart of darkness. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features the table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. ************ Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon. — Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. More e-Books from MobileReference - Best Books. Best Price. Best Search and Navigation (TM) All fiction books are only $0.99. All collections are only $5.99Designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices Search for any title: enter mobi (shortened MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi ShakespeareTo view all books, click on the MobileReference link next to a book title Literary Classics: Over 10,000 complete works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Dickens, Tolstoy, and other authors. All books feature hyperlinked table of contents, footnotes, and author biography. Books are also available as collections, organized by an author. Collections simplify book access through categorical, alphabetical, and chronological indexes. They offer lower price, convenience of one-time download, and reduce clutter of titles in your digital library. Religion: The Illustrated King James Bible, American Standard Bible, World English Bible (Modern Translation), Mormon Church's Sacred Texts Philosophy: Rousseau, Spinoza, Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Engels Travel Guides and Phrasebooks for All Major Cities: New York, Paris, London, Rome, Venice, Prague, Beijing, Greece Medical Study Guides: Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Abbreviations and Terminology, Human Nervous System, Biochemistry College Study Guides: FREE Weight and Measures, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Mythology History: Art History, American Presidents, U.S. History, Encyclopedias of Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt Health: Acupressure Guide, First Aid Guide, Art of Love, Cookbook, Cocktails, Astrology Reference: The World's Biggest Mobile Encyclopedia; CIA World Factbook, Illustrated Encyclopedias of Birds, Mammals (from Amazon.com)
It looks like all nominations were taken into account, but not added to the first post. I'm sure Tom or Dreams will check back soon and fix it.

So yes, we do now have 8 fully nominated books.

Edit: Make that 9.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #64
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It looks like all nominations were taken into account, but not added to the first post. I'm sure Tom or Dreams will check back soon and fix it.

So yes, we do now have 8 fully nominated books.

Edit: Make that 9.
I'm sure this is dreams fault, somehow.

Okay, I missed it. Will fix it now.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:50 PM   #65
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OK, I've found the perfect book for #10.

I'd like to nominate #10 as Storm Front by Jim Butcher.



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There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:56 PM   #66
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #67
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OK, I've found the perfect book for #10.

I'd like to nominate #10 as Storm Front by Jim Butcher.
Thanks, Jon. Nice to see you nominate something that's truly a classic. This one has survived down through the ages since November, 2000. Nice to see you aren't nominating something just because you hate this month's category.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #68
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Hey, we want to get on with the voting!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:16 PM   #69
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OK, I've found the perfect book for #10.

I'd like to nominate #10 as Storm Front by Jim Butcher.

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Thanks, Jon, although I really don't believe that November 2000 is qualified to be counted as a Book Club "classic".

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........ ME?

I think we were both editing at the same time at one point. Thanks for fixing that Tom.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #71
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Tom, there are some more of the nominated books in our library here:

The Iliad:
epub: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128470
mobi: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128447

The Age of Innocence
mobi: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18398

Lady Chatterley's Lover
lrf: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11296

Heart of Darkness
mobi: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17486
deutsch: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50884

(maybe this is somehow important for the voting)
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:20 PM   #72
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Thanks, Billi! I'll put those in.
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I'll use my third vote to second Huckleberry Finn
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:22 PM   #74
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Nothing to see here. I was mistaken... I thought Asawi's Huckleberry Finn nomination made 10... *sigh*
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I will second To The Lighthouse.
That makes 10! I'll go set up the voting in a few minutes.

Whoops! Only nine. Needs one more vote.

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