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. Iron Mickey

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    word, even stronger to my point

    it isn't as if the King books were back to back

    and this is a republic; what is nominated is voted upon. participate or don't.
     
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  2. LKRFN88jp

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    Big fan keep posting.
     
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  3. Iron Mickey

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    fwiw I voted for the alienist iirc so double impartiality :justsayin:
     
  4. LKRFN88jp

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    WTF SON

    Also, this is the longest discussion we've ever had for a book that hasn't even won.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

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    haha sorry man just sayin

    I said

    alienist
    under the dome
     
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  6. The Blackfish

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    Voted Under the Dome since its obvious Different Seasons isn't going to win. <3 King
     
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  7. LKRFN88jp

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    God I'm excited to read Under the Dome.
     
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  8. Iron Mickey

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    like I said, my mom just read it. I said, "do you recommend it?" and she said, "no."

    but don't despair; her reason is the reason she quit reading King in the first place. she used to love him but while pregnant decided that bringing a baby into a world wherein men could reasonably conceive of and write about such evil was unhealthy

    27 years after her last birth she decided to go round again and found nothing had changed

    endorsement: there is an explicit reference to jack reacher
     
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  9. Iron Mickey

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    just finished Neverwhere and am torn between jumping into Under the Dome, getting a slight head start since I always seem to lag in the discussion, and reading Lost City of Z.

    What if another book makes a late push and beats out UTD? THEN WHAT, TMB BOOK CLUB?

    :ohdear:
     
  10. The Blackfish

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    Barring a late comeback UTD will be my 10th King novel. Very excite.
     
  11. LKRFN88jp

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    Will be my second. Plan on reading quite a few of his this year. After this I'll prob hit up The Stand sometime around spring/summer.
     
  12. The Blackfish

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    I read The Stand in December, I fucking loved it. Read The Dark Tower series too.
     
  13. LKRFN88jp

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    Have all of them on my Kindle :respek:
     
  14. The Blackfish

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    Starts so good and fizzles out a little towards the end but so worth it to read them all. Wizard and Glass (the fourth one) is one of the best books I've ever read.
     
  15. Truman

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    Im going to be late to this party this month. Im reading A Storm of Swords and am about 35 percent through it. I doubt I finish it up in the next 3 days.
     
  16. The Blackfish

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    I'm halfway through Les Miserables and its taking me a while, I too will be late to the party.
     
  17. LKRFN88jp

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    Can't imagine I don't finish The Twelve by Friday, but if I do that's why I would be behind.
     
  18. rv12

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    To be honest, none of these really interest me. I may sit this one out. If you guys say it's really good then I'll start whatever wins but I'm going to wait.

    Plus, I just finished Section V of The Twelve and am really into that right now.
     
  19. Iron Mickey

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    Started UTD. Would be my first King novel; odd, I know.

    About 2% of the way in (it's a fucking monster of a book), I switched to Lost City of Z and knocked out about 15% of it. Will try to finish it before mentally committing myself to UTD. Methinks there will be excessive detail.
     
  20. Arkie Proud

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    Odd to hear people say this is my Nth King novel where N < 10. I went through a Stephen King period years ago and read all of his shit up to that point, to include:

    Carrie
    'Salem's Lot
    The Shining
    The Stand
    The Dead Zone
    Firestarter
    Cujo
    Pet Semetary
    Christine
    The Talisman
    Cycle of the Werewolf
    IT
    The Eyes of the Dragon
    Misery
    The Tommyknockers
    The Dark Half

    All of his Bachman books
    Most of his anthologies / short stories

    My favorite is one of his lesser known works, The Eyes of the Dragon. Firestarter is dumb, The Tommyknockers is boring. IMHO, his best work can be found in his short stories.
     
  21. rv12

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    The only King I have read is 11/22/63 and I wasn't a huge fan.
     
  22. LKRFN88jp

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    I somehow avoided reading anything by him until a year ago. Need to change that.
     
  23. LKRFN88jp

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    What didn't you like about it? Outside of the what's spoilered below, I loved the whole thing.
    Lee Harvey Oswald stuff that took up like 15% of the book in one chunk, mainly because I was so invested in what was going on outside of his story. I understood why it was there, because it was necessary, but just was a bore and not as exciting as other stuff.
     
  24. Iron Mickey

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    Was supposed to read a copy of Carrie that a girl I had a crush on in 6th grade gave me. Spent too much time jerking it thinking about her to pick up the book.

    Still have that book, actually. Dunno why I never read King. The ones in which I'm interested are huge (Stand, IT, Shining) and I just didn't do it.
     
  25. Truman

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    I have read exactly zero Stephen King books
     
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  26. Babou

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    Completely off topic and I'm always late to read the books anyway, but Under the Dome reminded me of The White Mountains trilogy I (had to?) read sometime as a kid. Anyone else?
     
  27. RonBurgundy

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    Can someone subscribe me to the winning newsletter via my email? It appears to be UTD.
     
  28. Iron Mickey

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    Newsletter? What?
     
  29. LKRFN88jp

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    Unless someone sends it to you during the day, I can send it when I get off work.
     
  30. Iron Mickey

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  31. Iron Mickey

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    Is this just a torrance distribution reference?
     
  32. Iron Mickey

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    THAT I TOTALLY RUINED?
     
  33. Truman

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  35. Gin Buckets

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    Not for me. I'm pretty sure it was before I was a full-fledged lit licking member. I read 11/22/63 to catch up in December. I did <3 it, though.

    I just think King is so main stream it's easy to read his stuff outside of the book club. I'd rather read awesome books that are a little less known. Hence all my submissions.

    That being said, when his book wins I'm sure I will like it.

    the book club hates dogs
     
  36. Iron Mickey

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    I love dogs, I just don't to read tear-jerking books about them.

    No kidding, my mom has read every single dog book nominated in this club with her book club of old ladies.
     
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  37. The Blackfish

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    :respek:
     
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  38. Gin Buckets

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    Think y'all missed my point. But it's cool. I will enjoy regardless.
     
  39. Iron Mickey

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    Not trying to run your opinion out or anything, man. :beerchug:
     
  40. Gin Buckets

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    It's not tear jerking (Art at least), just for chicks. Nothing in that book is over dramatic or anything. I would be in you court 100% if I hadn't read the Art. I hate sappy shit generally speaking, so I understand the apprehension.
     
  41. LKRFN88jp

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    Anything dogs will be tear jerking for me. Put one dog down a couple years ago and my second one is getting up there in age now too. Not even trying to put that on the forefront of my mind.
     
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  42. RonBurgundy

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    Well fuck you guys I'm reading the dog book without you then...

    After I finish Shadow of the Wind and UTD.
     
  43. LKRFN88jp

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    Under the Dome it is. Excited. Might start it tomorrow.
     
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  44. Iron Mickey

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    I'm picking back up now that I'm wrapping up Lost City of Z. Lots to be done, but seems like a cool story.
     
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  45. TYdeFan05

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    Read this book non-stop, cover to cover. Loved it and don't really know why.
     
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