November 2011 Fantasy Discussion Nominations

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  1. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    Hi all,

    Time for some nominations for a November discussion book. Here's the "rules":

    1. Everyone can nominate one book and second a reasonably small number of other books.
    2. Books must be available new in US and UK (I just check the two Amazons for this). They should also be in a format other than hardcover, so as to keep costs down.
    3. Books must be standalone or book 1 in a series (usually not a problem in SF).
    4. They can't have been book club books before. The nearly complete list of previous discussions can be found here.
     
  2. Eventine

    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    How about On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers?
    Lazy readers can just crib from the movie :D
     
  3. rsullivan9597

    rsullivan9597 Registered User

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    How about Wise Man's Fear by Rothfuss (the first one was already ready by the group - so seconds are okay?
     
  4. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    No, seconds are never okay (unless it's one of those rare series where the books have nothing to do with one another at all). The same people don't participate month-to-month, so there's not necessarily a correlation between "book club has done book 1 before" and "those wanting to participate in November have read book 1 before".

    And, really, there are very substantial discussion threads on the board for WMF already.

    Eventine, I'd be happy to do OST, but I'd have to go on memory of my previous read. I have a copy, but it's, erm, too valuable to read any more and I can't bring myself to buy another one.
     
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    rsullivan9597 Registered User

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    Oops sorry - didn't know - that makes a lot of sense though. I'll go find some of the other WMF threads.
     
  6. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    I'll give this another two or three days, but OST looks to be a strong front-runner this month.
     
  7. Eventine

    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    :D Crack out the rubber gloves then?

    Given the lack of interest so far I'd be willing to offer up an alternative. I've had The Talisman by King/Straub and Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle sitting on the shelf waiting for an excuse to be read for a while.
     
  8. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    As much as I liked Black House, the sequel to The Talisman, I found the first book to be very dull, but that may have been a timing thing.

    I would definitely be up for Tamsin.
     
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    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    Let's do Tamsin and hope some others join us then :)
     
  10. Erfael

    Erfael Lemurs!!! Staff Member

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    Works for me: Peter S. Beagle's Tamsin, it is. I think we can talk Randy M. into it, at the very least.
     
  11. Randy M.

    Randy M. Registered User

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    Yes, you can. I picked it up about a year ago and have been debating when I can get to it. It now goes to the head of the TBR for after I finish my October reading.


    Randy M.