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Old 11-17-2008, 04:41 AM   #16
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I'd suggest "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. It, and "Bleak House" are my favourite Dickens' books, but I suspect that "Bleak House" is too long for many readers.

GE is an absolutely wonderful story, and not in the least bit "heavy", as Jon requests .
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:51 AM   #17
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I'll 3rd 'Wuthering Heights'; I've always wondered why a 'hero' who indulges in brutal domestic abuse is such a popular character.
Ok... Wuthering Heights is added to the official nomination list.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:04 PM   #18
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I'd suggest "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. It, and "Bleak House" are my favourite Dickens' books, but I suspect that "Bleak House" is too long for many readers.

GE is an absolutely wonderful story, and not in the least bit "heavy", as Jon requests .
So is that a "second" for Bleak House or just a "mention"?

BTW: Since certainly we should have a Dickens on this months vote list I will second daffy's Tale of Two Cities.

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BTW: I am adding the thrice nominated books to the first post. If I have missed any please ameliorate.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #19
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BTW: Since certainly we should have a Dickens on this months vote list I will second daffy's Tale of Two Cities.
I thirded 'Wuthering Heights', but now I really fancy a Trollope.
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I thirded 'Wuthering Heights', but now I really fancy a Trollope.
Yep... got that.. but I totally missed why you feel like a Trollope? What's a Trollope? Did you mean Anthony Trollope?

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Bob, thank you so much for getting this ball rolling as official VP of the MRBC! I'm really glad to see that the nominations are coming in! I agree with Bob's guidelines for nominations, and I'll start tracking everyone's suggestions for the voting poll.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #22
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Yep... got that.. but I totally missed why you feel like a Trollope? What's a Trollope? Did you mean Anthony Trollope?

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Yep, him (of letter box fame) - I was just about to nominate 'He Knew He Was Right'; then realised I'd already committed myself to WH (which I am prepared to carry on supporting) so shouldn't really be throwing other books in the ring.

(It wasn't a sneaky of way of hinting to other possible nominators that a Trollope wouldn't go amiss - definitely not!)
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Yep, him (of letter box fame) - I was just about to nominate 'He Knew He Was Right'; then realised I'd already committed myself to WH (which I am prepared to carry on supporting) so shouldn't really be throwing other books in the ring.

(It wasn't a sneaky of way of hinting to other possible nominators that a Trollope wouldn't go amiss - definitely not!)
You are welcome to nominate more than one book BTW.

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I thirded 'Wuthering Heights', but now I really fancy a Trollope.
Barchester Towers is a good 'un.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #25
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Yep, him (of letter box fame) - I was just about to nominate 'He Knew He Was Right'; then realised I'd already committed myself to WH (which I am prepared to carry on supporting) so shouldn't really be throwing other books in the ring.

(It wasn't a sneaky of way of hinting to other possible nominators that a Trollope wouldn't go amiss - definitely not!)
This will count as a nomination for "He Knew He Was Right" from the small bird on the top branch. (Is this book in our Library?)

Any seconds?

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #26
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I'd second Three men in a boat as short and hilarious - very dry.
Also Diary of a Nobody, again funny and short.

Somebody mentioned Anthony Trollope. Really hilarious book by him is Ralph the Heir, though any of his novels would be superb so I'll second He knew he was right if that's allowed..

ps I do so like funny books, but there don't seem to be a lot about. As I get older I'm finding I don't want to read about doom, gloom and misery in my spare time. There's enough of it in real life. (sorry for the diversion, but if anyone knows any really funny books to nominate, I'll go along with that!)

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ps I do so like funny books, but there don't seem to be a lot about. As I get older I'm finding I don't want to read about doom, gloom and misery in my spare time. There's enough of it in real life. (sorry for the diversion, but if anyone knows any really funny books to nominate, I'll go along with that!)
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Augustus Carp Esquire, by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man

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A Tale of Two Cities
Mobi Dick
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I will just go along with the Duck it is safer that way.

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Tale of Two Cities now has three nominations and is added to the list.

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I'll third Three Men in a Boat. Always wanted to read that one!
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