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View Poll Results: April 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald 19 25.33%
Topper by Thorne Smith 5 6.67%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 10 13.33%
My man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse 2 2.67%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 7 9.33%
Fool by Christopher Moore 3 4.00%
Augustus Carp, Esq. - Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Bashford 0 0%
A Damon Runyon Omnibus 1 1.33%
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore 10 13.33%
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 16 21.33%
Candide by Voltaire 2 2.67%
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #106
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Really? Have you read all 3 books?

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OMG!!! There's three of 'em ?? !!
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I really disliked The Eyre Affair when I tried it. Way pretentious and trying much too hard to be clever. I am rooting for 'Lamb.'
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #108
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I really disliked The Eyre Affair when I tried it. Way pretentious and trying much too hard to be clever. I am rooting for 'Lamb.'
Heh That's more or less what I felt when I tried the sample for 'Lamb' - trying too hard. Perhaps it's a difference between British and American humour.
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I don't think anyone has mentioned that reading The Egg and I gives us an excellent excuse to watch the movie again. If you've never seen it, Claudette Colbert plays the wife who must learn to cope with rural society. Being Claudette Colbert, she always comes across as gracious, even when she's in a state of extreme culture shock. Also, it was funny.

If, on the other hand, you like a book that's all about pandering to the literati by creating a story about characters being abducted from their plots, with in-jokes that "serious" readers of literature will appreciate then Eyre Affair is your book. I liked that sort of thing when I was a teenager, but I was a sci-fi geek, so I read the Hitch-hiker's Guide. I tried to read Eyre Affair recently, but it was just too precious.

GO EGG!
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I wonder how the voting would go if we couldn't see the results before the deadline.
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I wonder how the voting would go if we couldn't see the results before the deadline.
I'm not sure what you mean? How can you see the results before there are results?

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OK folks.. don't put off your votes any longer.... the poll ends tonight... we really don't want another tie do we?

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In the event of a tie, let's all read Lamb.
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No Biff bought it! In the event of a tie we should read Eyre because both it and Event start with "E"!!!!

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I should have been clearer - I meant that knowing how the voting is going may encourage tactical voting.
Voters near the deadline are likely to have a bigger impact on deciding the outcome, as they'll know which are the likely winners.
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OK folks.. don't put off your votes any longer.... the poll ends tonight... we really don't want another tie do we?

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It's only the 29th - the poll doesn't close till the 31st!

"This poll will close on 31.03.10 at 04:06"
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It's only the 29th - the poll doesn't close till the 31st!

"This poll will close on 31.03.10 at 04:06"
Actually, the poll really doesn't close until...

This poll will close on 03-30-10 at 11:06 PM

Which is actually tomorrow night.
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Actually, the poll really doesn't close until...

This poll will close on 03-30-10 at 11:06 PM

Which is actually tomorrow night.

Right... for some reason I thought today was the 30th... but not so.

Still people... VOTE!

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