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View Poll Results: desertblues Vote • August 2014, Multiple Choice
The Song of Roland 5 45.45%
Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en 4 36.36%
The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk 8 72.73%
Max Havelaar, or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company by Multatuli 3 27.27%
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh 7 63.64%
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz 2 18.18%
The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah 5 45.45%
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:37 AM   #16
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I haven't decided how I'm voting yet, but I'm glad I checked out The White Castle from FLP when I saw it was available, just in case.
FLP? Closest I could find by Googling is either Foreign Languages Press or Free Library of Philadelphia?

(or Fruity Loops Project, but I somehow doubt that's it...).
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FLP? Closest I could find by Googling is either Foreign Languages Press or Free Library of Philadelphia?

(or Fruity Loops Project, but I somehow doubt that's it...).
Free Library of Philadelphia, ergo free to a good home, if temporarily.

Don't think I haven't noticed that if you hadn't voted with my encouragement, a book I wanted would have been in a tie with your choice. No good deed goes unpunished!
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Don't think I haven't noticed that if you hadn't voted with my encouragement, a book I wanted would have been in a tie with your choice. No good deed goes unpunished!
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:41 PM   #19
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...Don't think I haven't noticed that if you hadn't voted with my encouragement, a book I wanted would have been in a tie with your choice. No good deed goes unpunished!
Overall, lucky you though - I’m not even sure when the last time was that a book won that you didn’t vote for!
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40% code perkopolis still works - The White Castle is couponable (at least in the UK)
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:06 PM   #21
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I've got a hold in at my library but I'm first in line so it shouldn't take long to catch up.
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40% code perkopolis still works - The White Castle is couponable (at least in the UK)
Which site does this apply to paola?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:45 PM   #23
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Which site does this apply to paola?
Not Paola, but the site is Kobo. perkopolis is also multi-use.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:11 PM   #24
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I added that in at the bottom of that spoiler because I noticed the major title and length discrepancies while looking it up on Goodreads; I think it was the only thing I added in to any of desertblues' spoiler descriptions.

I haven't researched much, but from what I did see, the abridged "Monkey" version is around 300 pages while the complete version seems to be around 2,000 pages. (...):
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Ordinarily abridged books are against my religion, but I think it's the only realistic option, at least for me, in this case. I assume Monkey is worth reading on its own merits.
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There's a newer abridged translation than Monkey which I've borrowed from Overdrive, called The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. I'd like to read the whole shebang, but I couldn't manage it for a timely discussion!(...)
Well, back again from the cycling and at last some decent wifi.
I managed to follow the voting and discussion and thank you all for your contributions. At the same time I do apologize for the mix-up about 'Journey to the West'. I did read the whole of the book, but in my enthousiasm for the book I didn't think to mention the excellent abridged version by Arthur Waley.
For this reason I have to thank Sunsurfer for the explanation and very useful links to the book.

And some excuses to Issybird. Of course I wouldn't want the bookclub to read all of the 4 books in a few week....the books merit a more leisure reading.... But for the ones who plan to read them all, it is worth it. It's 'flowery' language and descriptions of heavenly things may feel akward for the Western mind in the beginning, but I got to like it very soon.
I feel this book is of importance in getting a feel for the the Asiatic countries but foremost China. In this aspect it is comparable to the epic of the Mahabharata and Ramayana for India and its cultural sphere of influence( and which I encountered in Indonesia as well in the tales of the Wajang).

Having said all this, I am happy that the White Castle by Orhan Pamuk seems to have the most votes (is the voting over?). I reread it last month and enjoyed it even more a second time, although it needs some 'munching' over. (as a book of some merit should....).

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Welcome back desertblues and I do hope you had a good time. Yes, the winner is The White Castle, and I got it from Kobo, with the help of the perkopolis code. I'm looking forward to reading it. I think I shall be reading some of the other books on your list too. Thank you again for such an interesting theme and choice of books.
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Welcome back desertblues and I do hope you had a good time. Yes, the winner is The White Castle, and I got it from Kobo, with the help of the perkopolis code. I'm looking forward to reading it. I think I shall be reading some of the other books on your list too. Thank you again for such an interesting theme and choice of books.

this goes for me too, another wonderful list, I love this club!
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Just discovered I missed this whole discussion and vote due to busy-ness. What a great list, desertblues, and I look forward to reading The White Castle.
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Yes, the winner is The White Castle, and I got it from Kobo, with the help of the perkopolis code.
Yay! I'm pretty sure this is the first time one I have voted for has won, so I look forward very much to reading it next.
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Welcome back desertblues and I do hope you had a good time. Yes, the winner is The White Castle, and I got it from Kobo, with the help of the perkopolis code. I'm looking forward to reading it. I think I shall be reading some of the other books on your list too. Thank you again for such an interesting theme and choice of books.
I also appreciate that interesting choice desertblues!

Thanks for the code Bookpossum! I have the Kobo app on my iPad and phone so I can read it comfortably that way.
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I may have missed it somewhere, but when is the reading/reviewing going to happen?
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