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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne 35 44.30%
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens 1 1.27%
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe 4 5.06%
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 5 6.33%
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 5 6.33%
Kim by Rudyard Kipling 10 12.66%
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 8 10.13%
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 1 1.27%
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 3 3.80%
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley 5 6.33%
The Odyssey by Homer 2 2.53%
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:49 AM   #76
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OK, no more of that! Time to get crackin' on the Verne!
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:27 AM   #77
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The opposition to "The Mysterious Island" is split amongst all the 'minor' books. If we had an Alternative Vote, Single Transferrable Vote, or even a run-off between first and second, I'm sure "Kim" would win!
I think your logic is flawed. People that didn't vote for Mysterious Island aren't voting against it but for another book. You assuming all those votes not for Kim or Mysterious Island would go to Kim is not guaranteed.

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #78
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Well, actually I can, come to think of it. It's this terrible "first past the post" system we have here. The opposition to "The Mysterious Island" is split amongst all the 'minor' books. If we had an Alternative Vote, Single Transferrable Vote, or even a run-off between first and second, I'm sure "Kim" would win!


Don't be silly, Lets do this the sensible and fair way , we choose my choice and no one elses opinion matters .... that way I'm happy, and you'll all love "The Three Musketeers",



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Old 04-29-2010, 02:52 PM   #79
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I think your logic is flawed. People that didn't vote for Mysterious Island aren't voting against it but for another book. You assuming all those votes not for Kim or Mysterious Island would go to Kim is not guaranteed.

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Absolutely.

It is interesting though, that, a part from the impulse at the first book, the votes of the other books seem to have a Gaussian distribution around Kim. I mean looking at the ballot results. Watch out friends, may be one of the Muses is hovering around. Clio? Calliope?

Or maybe it is the arc of Apollo ?
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THE POLL IS CLOSED...

GO FORTH AND READ.....

I will open the discussion thread on the 20th of May... which just happens to be the anniversary of my birth.

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I think your logic is flawed. People that didn't vote for Mysterious Island aren't voting against it but for another book. You assuming all those votes not for Kim or Mysterious Island would go to Kim is not guaranteed.
It's only fair that you should miss my joke after I missed your (much better) joke.

It's election time in the UK. There's lots of talk about voting reform, because as things currently stand, it's looking as though the current government might come in third in terms of actual votes cast, yet still end up with the largest number of seats in parliament.

I wasn't serious about holding a run-off this time. Although it might be an idea in much closer votes.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:30 AM   #83
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THE POLL IS CLOSED...

GO FORTH AND READ.....
And if you finish up Mysterious Island quickly, I have just uploaded a fantastic new version of Kim in Mobipocket and ePub versions to the Mobileread ebook library.

This is a very closely proofed text, has has been checked against printed editions, and the best of the available electronic texts from ePenguin and Modern Library.
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I added the ePub link to Kim (by pdurrant) to the first page of this thread (with the other book links).
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Yes, we gotta choose between Oliver Twist, Baron Munchausen and Frankenstein .

I used my vote here for practice.
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I used my vote here for practice.


I've been watching the coverage on BBC America and doing the above -
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I used my vote here for practice.
Change place, come over here in Italy. Politics is so much better!
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Or Greece.

But no one can have a much fun with our politicians as we U.S.Aians!
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Or Greece.

But no one can have a much fun with our politicians as we U.S.Aians!
Or China...

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I think everyone is simply craving a little adventure after the whole chicken-farm-not-really-that-funny choice in last month's runoff...
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