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Old 04-11-2019, 01:41 PM   #31
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Dastardly duos That could be lots of fun.

My original idea (It takes two to tango) hinged more on the dance itself - the tango is pretty sparky and intense. So I was just thinking of books that involve an intense dynamic, positive or negative. It could include multiple types of connections - for example, Moby Dick.
Oh, I love that interpretation!

BTW, people can always make an "official" nomination and I'll add it to the list. It doesn't mean you're committed. I can't always tell what's a trial balloon.
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You've gone off Calvin Trillin!
Never! However, the availability of some of Mr. Trillin's best work in eBook format is problematic. Though I treasure my pBook copy of The Tummy Trilogy. My main concern for the club is that humour is always so tricky. Plus, of course, few outside of the US would recognize many of the places. I, OTOH, arranged my trip across the US to allow for a stop at Arthur Bryant's. A wonderful dinner, and well worth the extra annoyance of a long and boring stretch through Kansas after until we could drop down to Route 66.
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Oh, I love that interpretation!

BTW, people can always make an "official" nomination and I'll add it to the list. It doesn't mean you're committed. I can't always tell what's a trial balloon.
Oh good I’d like to propose it - the problem is that I can’t figure out the second half of the catch phrase. Is the purpose of the tag just further refinement? For instance “It takes two to tango - intense connections”?

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Well, they'll have received one now. I have no clue what happened to that first PM. I wrote it! I really did.
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Oh good I’d like to propose it - the problem is that I can’t figure out the second half of the catch phrase. Is the purpose of the tag just further refinement? For instance “It takes two to tango - intense connections”?
It can be, or it can be a twist or whatever. It can be fun to leave it a little nebulous.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #36
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You wouldn't get an argument from me. A person might even consider nominating The Dark Half by Stephen King and I wouldn't argue (beyond the fact that I didn't think the book was anything special to read). To explain why the book fits might be considered a spoiler.
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And last night (well, 3am this morning) as I went to bed I thought of another single-author book that would fit my theme: The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett. Of the 1992 edition Pratchett said: "This book had two authors, and they were both the same person."

So "co-written" is only as prescriptive as you want it to be.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:54 PM   #37
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I loved Akenfield and didn't know this, so I shall have to look into it.

As for the two-part themes, my own preference would be to keep them. I think it's something of our signature; I'd rather have a certain redundancy if necessary than give it up, as with our current "children" theme.
Okay: that made me think about it a bit more, and I have come up with:

The end of the road: Finales

Which could cover anything from old age to getting home after a long journey, to the last movement of a symphony (always supposing there was a book about it!).

I do recommend the Blythe book - a similar vein to Akenfield, so that we hear from people in all walks of life in England at the time.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:59 PM   #38
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I like this one, Bookpossum! I won’t have time until the weekend to give a good think on my ideas. I need to go back over the old discussion for inspiration.
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I like this one, Bookpossum! I won’t have time until the weekend to give a good think on my ideas. I need to go back over the old discussion for inspiration.
Thanks BG. I’m sure you will come up with a goodie.
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It can be, or it can be a twist or whatever. It can be fun to leave it a little nebulous.
Fun is good - how about It takes two to tango: ‘dynamite duos’; or dynamos; or just ‘kaboom’ ? Anyone have any thoughts / preferences?

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The end of the road: Finales

Which could cover anything from old age to getting home after a long journey, to the last movement of a symphony (always supposing there was a book about it!).

I do recommend the Blythe book - a similar vein to Akenfield, so that we hear from people in all walks of life in England at the time.
Good stuff Bookpossom. It’s evocative and brings to mind a number of possibilities.
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And last night (well, 3am this morning) as I went to bed I thought of another single-author book that would fit my theme: The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett. Of the 1992 edition Pratchett said: "This book had two authors, and they were both the same

So "co-written" is only as prescriptive as you want it to be
Great quote - A flat world didn’t sound like it had much depth, but you’re upping my interest in Pratchett

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I like this one, Bookpossum! I won’t have time until the weekend to give a good think on my ideas. I need to go back over the old discussion for inspiration.
Good luck - I’m sure it will be interesting!
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Fun is good - how about It takes two to tango: ‘dynamite duos’; or dynamos; or just ‘kaboom’ ? Anyone have any thoughts / preferences?
I like both dynamite duos and dynamos.
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Weren't Batman and Robin known as the Dynamic Duo?
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The Joker usually parodies that. . .
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Originally, I thought I might dust off my suggestion from last time, "My favorite book you've never heard of," but after lying in abeyance for so long, it's lost much of its luster for me. Not that I wouldn't be interested in people's secret favorites.

So instead, I'm going to suggest something along the lines of:

Ya Gotta Believe: Life of the Spirit.

I don't want to get too prescriptive, but it would take in religion, personal philosophies, interior life, ghosts and other paranormal entities (which would not be my preference, but you have to let your chicks go). And baseball.
I could only envision introspection, so did a double take on baseball, but Catlady solved it.

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Weren't Batman and Robin known as the Dynamic Duo?
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, B & R were dubbed ‘dynamic duo’. Unfortunately they’re pretty tame, so maybe just ‘dynamite’ or ‘dynamos’.
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