TMB Book Club Poll for February 2013

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, Jan 23, 2013.

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Which book should we read for February?

Poll closed Jan 30, 2013.
  1. A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. New York by Edward Rutherfurd

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Under The Dome by Stephen King

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  4. The Alienist by Caleb Carr

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Different Seasons by Stephen King

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Arkie Proud

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    OK, fellas. Here it is. Our first double nominated writer AND our first book of short stories. I've read two of these already. And looking forward to reading one of them.

    A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron - http://www.amazon.com/Dogs-Purpose-W-Bruce-Cameron/dp/0765330342

    New York by Edward Rutherfurd - http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Novel-Edward-Rutherfurd/dp/0345497422

    Under The Dome by Stephen King - http://www.amazon.com/Under-Dome-Novel-Stephen-King/dp/1442345500

    The Alienist by Caleb Carr - http://www.amazon.com/Alienist-Caleb-Carr/dp/0812976142

    Different Seasons by Stephen King - http://www.amazon.com/Different-Seasons-Signet-Stephen-King/dp/0451167538
     
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  2. The Blackfish

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    Who keeps nominating books about fucking dogs!?
     
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  3. Truman

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    Only two that really interest me this time Im going to be late to this party anyway. I just started A Storm of Swords, and I doubt I will finish it by the 1st of the month
     
  4. LKRFN88jp

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    Interested to see which one wins it this time.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

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    Rutherford writes badass historical books, but jesus h christ are they dry. I read Russka and was fascinated but would literally fall asleep reading it.

    Literally in the actual sense of the term.
     
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    Alienist
    Under the Dome

    Fine with either, not particularly interested in the others.
     
  7. Truman

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    That was my submission. If you couldnt tell with that and In The Garden of Beasts, Historical Fiction is probably my favorite genre. In fact, I may start a thread on it. Always looking ofr good recs.

    If New York doesnt win, I really hope Alienist does.
     
  8. Iron Mickey

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    Not hating. Like I said, he's really good at it. But gaddam it can be tough going.

    Would still like to read ITGOB.
     
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  9. The Blackfish

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    I'm rooting for one of the Stephen King choices or The Alienist but ill happily read whatever we choose, as usual, even if the main character is a dog :awesomeface:
     
  10. LKRFN88jp

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    Alienist seems interesting, voted for Under the Dome though since I nominated that one.
     
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  11. Iron Mickey

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    homer imo
     
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  12. Iron Mickey

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    madre just read under the dome

    there's a jack reacher shoutout
     
  13. Arkie Proud

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    I've read The Alienist because it sounded intriguing. Was underwhelmed... Not to disparage anyone's nominee, just putting it out there.
     
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  14. RonBurgundy

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    Not voting because I don't know anything about any of these books, but IMO the book club should re-read book 3 of ASOIAF in preparation for return of the show. Or maybe that can be on the March list?
     
  15. The Blackfish

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    The only reason you shouldn't vote is if you're not going to read any of hem. I don't know much about them but I read their descriptions and reviews on amazon and/or goodreads
     
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  16. The Blackfish

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    Next time, just don't vote
     
  17. RonBurgundy

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  18. Iron Mickey

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    that's disappointing to hear
     
  19. The Blackfish

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    I take his reviews with a tablespoon of salt
     
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  20. Iron Mickey

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    porque
     
  21. Truman

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    He quit on Cloud Atlas pretty early and there was something else he didnt like either that I cant remember.

    Its ok though I still <3 Arkie
     
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  22. Iron Mickey

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    meh, wouldn't be a book club without a huge range of (strong) opinions

    arkie is good people because he also has an androgynous name
     
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  23. Arkie Proud

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    Arkie is androgynous?

    :awesomeface:
     
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  24. Arkie Proud

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    The other book was Catch-22
     
  25. Arkie Proud

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    I hit "Like" for this just so I could then click "Unlike"
     
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  26. Iron Mickey

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    Wait, you didn't like catch-22?
     
  27. The Blackfish

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    Like doesn't disappear from my total though :smug:

    Refusing to continue Cloud Atlas was bad but this

    is unforgivable.
     
  28. LKRFN88jp

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    UNDER THE DOME IT IS GBR NFM
     
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  29. Arkie Proud

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    No. So there.
     
  30. The Blackfish

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    Can't believe no one wants to read Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body (Stand By Me), and The Breathing Method :crossedarms:
     
  31. Iron Mickey

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    Wow.
     
  32. Arkie Proud

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    All excellent reads, by the way. But having a King novel really hurts it.
    I just don't like 'funny' books. Plus, I have Readers ADHD. And I have over 5000 books at my fingertips. if something doesn't interest me, I move on.
     
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  33. Arkie Proud

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    Why did my font size change?
     
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  34. The Blackfish

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    I'm reading it soon no matter what
     
  35. Gin Buckets

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    :peekaboo:

    I didn't nominate Art of Racing though, since I'd already read it. It was fan-fucking-tastic.
     
  36. LKRFN88jp

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    LEAVE THE DOGS OUT OF THIS.

    But seriously, I don't want to cry.
     
  37. The Blackfish

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    I love dogs, however I will probably never vote for a book about dogs.

    Similarly I love sports, but if this were a movie club, I would never vote for a movie about sports. (I probably will never vote for a book about sports either :justsayin: )
     
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  38. Arkie Proud

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  39. The Blackfish

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    Too bad March is all loser books.
     
  40. Arkie Proud

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    Not even sure what that means. Pretty sure The Blackfish is drunk a lot.
     
  41. The Blackfish

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    While the latter part may be true, It has all but been decided that March's nominees will be the runners up from the last 5 months.
     
  42. Arkie Proud

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    THERE IS STILL SIX DAYS LEFT ON THAT POLL, BUDDY!
     
  43. The Blackfish

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    I hope something else wins out too
     
  44. The Blackfish

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    Apparently Spielberg is adapting Under the Dome for CBS

    Haven't even read the book and I'm supremely disappointed its not HBO/Showtime.
     
  45. Gin Buckets

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    I finished 11/22/63 too recently to go Stephen King again... Not a huge fan of repeat authors for book club. JMO. Part of the reason we do it is to find new ones we might want to discover.

    FE: Bc of this club I will definitely scope another Ernie Kline book.
     
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  46. LKRFN88jp

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    Yeah apparently it was being developed for Showtime originally (which is tied in with CBS) but is going to be on CBS now. Not even knowing exactly what will happen in the book/how "r-rated" it is, really sucks that it won't be on cable.
     
  47. Iron Mickey

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    to be fair, that's a substantial temporal gap to be labeled a repeat book

    there have been, what, four since then?

    that said, respek
     
  48. LKRFN88jp

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    Yeah the last King book was March or April iirc.
     
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