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Old 02-25-2017, 01:35 PM   #46
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:44 PM   #47
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There's much here I would absolutely love to read, among both the fully nominated and the not-yet. I hope a few more make it to the vote.

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As for The Forsyte Saga? Perhaps. Though it's rather large, even if you only look at the first triplet. Though the first book alone would be a more manageable 220 pages or so. OTOH, I've wanted an excuse to read this epic work for years. So, why not. Time is short, but I'll nominate it in the hope that others will be willing to come along for the ride.

I nominate book 1 of The Forsyte Saga, The Man of Property, by John Galsworthy.
I did mean to suggest just Man of Property. But having read it, I can't imagine not going on! (Not to worry, for those who don't know it; the first book is fine as a stand-alone.)

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Also, here's an Audible link for the David Case narration of the first volume. Again, there are multiple versions if you have someone you prefer, though I find that hard to imagine, David Case being one of my favourite narrators of all time.
He's pretty much in a dead heat for first place, for me.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:53 PM   #48
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I will third Queen Lucia.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:49 PM   #49
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Come on, folks, a little love for the Forsyte Saga. Issybird is right, this is a compelling read, and a worthy selection.

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Old 02-25-2017, 10:12 PM   #50
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I will second The Man of Property.

BTW, the list in the first post has it as _A_ Man of Property instead.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:17 AM   #51
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I will second The Man of Property.

BTW, the list in the first post has it as _A_ Man of Property instead.
Fixed; thanks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:50 AM   #52
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There's a little over half a day to go and several terrific books need only one more nod. It would be great to get them into the poll....
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:43 AM   #53
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't The Red Cockade have three nominations already?

I'd hate to see my buddy Weyman left out of the voting on a technicality.

EDIT: Oops! Never mind that moron stranger passing through.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:28 PM   #54
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I am using my last nod to nominate The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. This is a classic and a very good read.

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H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust and chaos, is central to the career of H.G. Wells, who died at the dawn of the atomic age. The survival of mankind in the face of "vast and cool and unsympathetic" scientific powers spinning out of control was a crucial theme throughout his work. Visionary, shocking and chilling, The War Of The Worlds has lost none of its impact since its first publication in 1898.

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:27 PM   #55
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March 2017 Book Club Nominations

I'll give my 3rd and final nod to The War of the Worlds. I have that book on my iPad as a rather nice interactive app.

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Third Man of Property and Cranford.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:02 AM   #58
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Wow! Sun surfer's nominations came in just under the wire.
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Wow! Sun surfer's nominations came in just under the wire.
No kidding! And he thirded two that I will likely vote for. Both have been the basis for major BBC/PBS Series, and both have really good Audible versions, should you want/need to listen to the book. Forsyte has David Case as the narrator, and Cranford has Nadia May (Wanda McCaddon). These are two of the all time great narrators. If either one wins, I'll very likely listen rather than read, just because of my current circumstances.
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