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Old 03-20-2010, 02:04 AM   #16
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Is this one available as an ebook?
Yes, but inkmesh only shows it in the Kindle store.

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Old 03-20-2010, 02:21 AM   #17
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Nomination: Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Ferguson

Synopsis borrowed from GoodReads: Ian Ferguson won the 2004 Leacock Medal for Humor for this outrageously funny book about growing up destitute in the far north. Beginning with the dramatic events surrounding his birth, the richly recalled events of Ferguson's life and a vivid cast of loveable misfits make for a taut and appealingly idiosyncratic tale. In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Hank Ferguson (the Ferguson brothers' con-artist dad) headed north in a beat-up two-toned 1953 Mercury Zephyr with his pregnant wife, Louise. He got as far as remote Fort Vermilion. Passing himself off as a teacher at the local "Indian school," he settled his ever-expanding family in what was then Canada's third poorest community. In this spirited reading, originally broadcast on CBC Radio in September 2004, Ian Ferguson's gifts as a comic actor rise exuberantly to the fore.

While I'm at it, I'll second the nomination for And Another Thing.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:33 AM   #18
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Yes, but inkmesh only shows it in the Kindle store.

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That's where I was looking... Obviously not available in Australia.
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:21 AM   #19
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This is my first ever nomination in the MobileRead book Club. One of the funniest books ever written and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
I'll second 'A Confederacy of Dunces' - it's one I've been meaning to read for yonks.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:40 AM   #20
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Sony has Confederacy of Dunces also.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:36 AM   #21
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I nominate Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. ...
are you Jon in disguise?

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:16 AM   #22
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Just to be clear, I was NOT casting my vote in favour of 'And Another Thing' by Eoin Colfer.

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:19 AM   #23
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Can we please not nominate any book in a series unless it is book 1 of that series?
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:24 AM   #24
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I'll second Topper and say that it is also available at Feedbooks in ePub.

http://www.feedbooks.com/book/1497
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:49 AM   #25
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I'll third Topper, which looks interesting.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #26
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I'd like to nominate Three Men in a Boat (1989) by Jerome K. Jerome.

According to wikipedia,
"...since its publication, Three Men in a Boat has never been out of print. It continues to be popular to the current day, with The Guardian ranking it #33 on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time in 2003, and Esquire ranking it #2 in the 50 Funniest Books Ever in 2009".

Available in MR

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #27
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I'll propose "My man Jeeves" which is on Gutenberg
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #28
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I second The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:56 AM   #29
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And for my third vote, I'll second "Three men in a boat"
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:22 AM   #30
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We've already done 'Three Men in a Boat'.

But I don't think there's a rule about excluding previous MRBC choices.

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