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Old 12-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #61
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I would move that Lottery work more like what I propose in that the selected forumer gives a list of books to vote on.
Now, this I could support, instead of just being given a book to read. I like having choices.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #62
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #63
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I'm curious (as someone who voted for Modern Fiction), why do you consider Life of Pi as "realistic dramatic fiction" and not The Kite Runner?
Regarding Life of Pi, I suppose it depends on how one interprets the book. In spoiler for those who have not read it:

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I take the second story as the real one. All the fantasy about tigers, orangutangs, etc. is just how Pi copes mentally with his experience and what he did to survive. In that I don't eliminate it as unrealistic, and otherwise consider it a worthwhile book.


The Kite Runner go my thumps down because the writing was bad; a soapy tale with unrealistic characters and portrayals. On retrospect I probably should not have eliminated it. I guess it is one of the books that fit the category, but that I would never nominate or vote for.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #64
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You wouldn't make us read Apeshit would you?
Don't tempt me . Actually, I'd rather poke my eyes out than read that again, so don't worry, I'll be gentle if I do get chosen.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #65
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #66
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Question: Have we decided which version of Lottery we will use, should it win?

1. The lottery winner chooses a book that we all read.
2. The lottery winner chooses a selection of books from which we choose via a poll.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:40 PM   #67
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^I believe it is option #1. As much as I like #2, it was based on the Lottery structure from the Literary Club.

That would be my interpretation. Wrong as it may be.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #68
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If Lottery does win, perhaps we could diss it then?

EDIT: discuss it; not diss it! When I spotted it, that typo had me .

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #69
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If Lottery does win, perhaps we could diss it then?

EDIT: discuss it; not diss it! When I spotted it, that typo had me .
LOL. I knew what you meant.

I was asking now because the answer would determine whether I voted for it in the poll or not.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #70
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It is a good question. Like you, I like having choices.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #71
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I nominated it originally and I prefer the modification, so count me in on "2. The lottery winner chooses a selection of books from which we choose via a poll." If fantasyfan and orlok agree, I think we could change it. Since that would be all three of the nominators.

I am ok either way though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #72
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I nominated it originally and I prefer the modification, so count me in on "2. The lottery winner chooses a selection of books from which we choose via a poll." If fantasyfan and orlok agree, I think we could change it. Since that would be all three of the nominators.

I am ok either way though.
1. The lottery winner chooses a book that we all read.
2. The lottery winner chooses a selection of books from which we choose via a poll.

I had number 1 in mind but personally, I'm fine with either option.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #73
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There is no harm in having both versions on the poll.

The original Lottery that's now fully nominated could stay as it was originally meant, and someone else could nominate the modified version.
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Seeing as most of us have used up our nominations, any one mind if Tom just adds the second option to the poll, then? That way we can vote for whichever one we would like?
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I think I'd feel happier choosing a selection to be voted on, rather than foisting my one choice on everyone. That way we can all share the blame when you don't like it
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