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View Poll Results: What unreliable narrative will we read in November? (Runoff)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 5 55.56%
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay 4 44.44%
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:17 PM   #16
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:36 AM   #17
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That’s a big load - good luck with it.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:30 AM   #18
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Another tie which I'm breaking with a vote for Alias Grace and I've altered the votes accordingly.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:15 AM   #19
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Another tie which I'm breaking with a vote for Alias Grace and I've altered the votes accordingly.
Well, this feels awkward. It doesn't seem right that you're not choosing your own nomination.
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Well, this feels awkward. It doesn't seem right that you're not choosing your own nomination.
I voted for both in the first round and I'm content.
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So it's Alias Grace. I voted for both options in the original poll but with a slight preference for this one, so I'm happy.
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OK then--so now I get to worry that everyone will hate the book and it will be ALL MY FAULT. Eeek!

In other news, I just finished The House on the Strand, so I'm all ready for the discussion tomorrow.
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OK then--so now I get to worry that everyone will hate the book and it will be ALL MY FAULT. Eeek!
Exactly! That was my cunning plan!
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Phew. Now I feel free to say that I am very happy with the outcome. I really didn't like Picnic at Hanging Rock, and really didn't want to read it again.
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I feel really bad that I've missed nominating and voting for my own theme. I'm happy with the final choice, though, and promise to read and report
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I feel really bad that I've missed nominating and voting for my own theme. I'm happy with the final choice, though, and promise to read and report
Did you have any special titles in mind for the theme? I like unreliable narrators and am interested to know.
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Did you have any special titles in mind for the theme? I like unreliable narrators and am interested to know.
Well I did nominate Money by Martin Amis, just too late.

I had also considered Gone Girl, but actually there is something about Flynn's books that I find vaguely unpleasant - perhaps that her characters have few if any redeeming qualities.

I also love The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, but that's a really polarising book. Some people (like myself, who has a personalised signed copy from the great man himself) love it, others really dislike it.
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Well I did nominate Money by Martin Amis, just too late.

I had also considered Gone Girl, but actually there is something about Flynn's books that I find vaguely unpleasant - perhaps that her characters have few if any redeeming qualities.

I also love The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, but that's a really polarising book. Some people (like myself, who has a personalised signed copy from the great man himself) love it, others really dislike it.
Thanks. I don't think Amis and Banks are my cup of tea.

I liked Gone Girl well enough, but I don't understand why it became a phenomenon. I preferred both Sharp Objects and Dark Places.
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I ran across a very favorable review from earlier this year in the New Yorker of the Amazon Prime miniseries of Picnic at Hanging Rock.
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