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View Poll Results: Which book shall we read to celebrate Banned Book Week?
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway 14 26.92%
Complete Works of Sappho (Delphi Ancient Classics) by Sappho of Lesbos 12 23.08%
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen 9 17.31%
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 22 42.31%
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence 10 19.23%
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 11 21.15%
No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase 14 26.92%
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 15 28.85%
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 19 36.54%
Fade by Robert Cormier 11 21.15%
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #16
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I would like for Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie to be the one to read for the bookclub. For some reason I didn't read it as yet.
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I got to know Rushdie as a very real Oriental storyteller, comparable to Orhan Pamuk or Kader Abdollah. I read his Luka and the fire of life; a haunting tale of a search for a loved one, from one end of the earth to the last, disguised as a very contemporary computer game.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #17
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Wow. Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses came from a very slow start (2nd to last), to take a fairly commanding lead at this point.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #18
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Hello from South Australia, towards the end of our holiday. Sorry I missed the nominations, but managed to get onto the Internet in time to vote!
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #19
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I didn't vote for Satanic Verses but I will surely read it if it wins.

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:31 AM   #20
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So The Satanic Verses wins!
I have this one on my bookshelf so it's only a bit of a stretch (literally) to read it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:40 AM   #21
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I'm glad 'Satanic Verses' won, it's been on my reading list for some time now. I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:52 AM   #22
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The club continues its proud tradition of choosing books of a marathon length, so get cracking so we'll all be on the same page for the discussion of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses on September the 20th.
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Darned library! Their only copy of The Satanic Verses is out on loan, so I have ordered it and will just have to read as fast as I can when I get it.
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Finally kicked off my reading. As I've come to expect with Rushdie, the writing is whimsical and entertaining. Looking forward to discussing it after I've finished.
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"Whimsical." A very good adjective to use in connection with the book.
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And now, I'm thinking Hitchhikers...

"The trouble began when the computer Hactar launched a fake spaceship to crash-land on Krikkit, suddenly alerting the inhabitants thereof to the possibility of life beyond their sphere. Within a year they had stripped every tiniest last secret out of its wreckage and constructed their own spaceship, Krikkit One, which they used to view the outside Universe for the first time. Unable to reconcile its existence with their traditional worldview, they transformed overnight from charming, delightful, intelligent, if whimsical, ordinary people, into charming, delightful, intelligent, whimsical, manic xenophobes. And so, charmingly, delightfully, intelligently, whimsically, they decided to destroy it."
- talking about the inhabitants of Krikkit from Alien Encyclopedia
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To whoever has The Satanic Verses checked out at FLP, would you please return it.
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"Whimsical." A very good adjective to use in connection with the book.
mmm....I'm thinking 'Oriental baroque'
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mmm....I'm thinking 'Oriental baroque'
Like an elaborate carpet where you try to trace out a thread and keep losing it from scene to scene. But in the end you stand back and think, 'aha!'.
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