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Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:27 pm
by The Vicar
Samuel L. Jackson wrote:Samuel L. Jackson voted for The Haunting of Hill House, mutha fuckas!

And there ain't a GOT-DAMN THING you can DO ABOUT IT!!







word?

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:32 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Yuck. Hill House over anything Lovecraft? :roll:

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:34 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Chairman Kaga wrote:Yuck. Hill House over anything Lovecraft? :roll:


See ya in November! :D

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:37 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Chairman Kaga wrote:Yuck. Hill House over anything Lovecraft? :roll:


See ya in November! :D

Unlikely.
Of course simply putting Lovecraft up there is pretty useless compared to three novels without narrowing it down to a novel or a collected short works etc.

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:19 pm
by Ribbons
Yeah, I think we might have accidentally hamstrung Lovecraft's chances with that one. Um... whoopsies!

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:49 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Chairman Kaga wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Chairman Kaga wrote:Yuck. Hill House over anything Lovecraft? :roll:


See ya in November! :D

Unlikely.
Of course simply putting Lovecraft up there is pretty useless compared to three novels without narrowing it down to a novel or a collected short works etc.


I tried to do that with the collection I have but it didnt work out. The problem is the collection is pretty big.

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:17 pm
by The Todd
Chairman Kaga wrote:Yuck. Hill House over anything Lovecraft? :roll:


While The Todd loves Lovecraft's work, I've read most of it. And if the choices are between something new and something I've already read, The Todd will go with something new.

So The Todd says, despite my previous post/vote for H.P. Lovecraft. DamnRibbons-FIVE!!!!!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:00 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Haunting of Hill House came in the mail today.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:13 pm
by Ribbons
Send it back, dammit. Unspecified Lovecraft novel is gonna win!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:05 am
by Lord Voldemoo
wait a second, I thought Lovecraft was some sort of porn...

WTF?!

Re: Vote for the Soul of the Zoner Book Club!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:07 am
by Chairman Kaga
The Todd wrote:While The Todd loves Lovecraft's work, I've read most of it. And if the choices are between something new and something I've already read, The Todd will go with something new.

I would agree.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:44 am
by Ribbons
Bump! Last day to vote, y'all!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:14 am
by ChaoticMoira
Dude!

Are 22 people even reading the book?


That was rhetorical.




SO, I will be off to get the book...

And we start Oct 1, correct?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:40 pm
by tapehead
So many people!


It's gonna be the Best Book Club Eva!

W0000000000T!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:15 pm
by King Of Nowhere
After the recent bumping of the movie's thread, i suggest you should all read American Psycho at some point.
It's a book well worth hearing other people's views & interpretations of.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:07 pm
by Ribbons
Bumpalump!

So, anybody want to do a book club for December? Any suggestions for books, graphic novels, etc?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:09 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Ribbons wrote:Bumpalump!

So, anybody want to do a book club for December? Any suggestions for books, graphic novels, etc?


I do!

I have no suggestions!

I'd suggest Watchmen...but most of us have read it 10x by now.

Graphic novel might be kinda fun, tho. I'll go peruse the comics thread...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:14 pm
by darkjedijaina
yeah, i'm all for reading another book. I was gonna suggest Watchmen as well. I've only read it once though. Not 10 times. :-P

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:14 pm
by Ribbons
What about Blankets? I think that one's got a wintry setting to it at least part of the time. And maybe if we read it we'll get Flumm to come back... :P

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:40 pm
by Seppuku
Ribbons wrote:What about Blankets? I think that one's got a wintry setting to it at least part of the time. And maybe if we read it we'll get Flumm to come back... :P


Not to mention Doglips. :P

I'd also suggest Scott Pilgrim, just because Blankets is pretty huge and a bit of a downer (though still great). You've also got the Edgar Wright movie on its way, so maybe people want to get ahead of the curve?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:45 pm
by ChaoticMoira
Well I was planning to read "1984" by George Orwell. I have never read it before and was planning to post it in here in case it would catch any interest. If you guys are interested at all, I could wait till December to read it.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:50 pm
by darkjedijaina
ChaoticMoira wrote:Well I was planning to read "1984" by George Orwell. I have never read it before and was planning to post it in here in case it would catch any interest. If you guys are interested at all, I could wait till December to read it.


I have that, and have been meaning to re-read it.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:57 pm
by instant_karma
I'd be up for 1984. I was supposed to read it in school and never did, so maybe I can finally finish that book report I still owe them...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:03 pm
by Seppuku
It's been done!

(Or I could just be saying that to stop you plebs from getting any funny ideas about uprising against the mods...)

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:12 pm
by ChaoticMoira
OH! Sorry about that, I wasn't here then.

Well I would be up for a mini "I didn't read it in 2006" 1984 club!

We accept those who wish to reread it as well. :D

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:16 pm
by instant_karma
Seppuku wrote:It's been done!

(Or I could just be saying that to stop you plebs from getting any funny ideas about uprising against the mods...)


I nominate Seppuku for the Two Minutes Hate...

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:26 pm
by darkjedijaina
Seppuku wrote:It's been done!

(Or I could just be saying that to stop you plebs from getting any funny ideas about uprising against the mods...)


sheesh. that was nigh on 2.5 years ago!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:40 pm
by Ribbons
ChaoticMoira wrote:Well I would be up for a mini "I didn't read it in 2006" 1984 club!


Just post in the 1984 thread, you ninnies!

[/rules over new forum with an iron modly fist]

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:48 pm
by DaleTremont
Hey how about we read Twilight!!!!!!!!!@#!@#!!!!

After I finish Ender's Game (which apparently was another book of the month pick a while back) I'm going to start on this book called The Last Unicorn which I was told was an excellent fantasy book (and famous too, I guess.) No idea if it really is any good but the guy who recommended it looked like Pat Morita and owned a bookstore called The Other Change of Hobbit...so my expectations are understandably high!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:17 am
by Ribbons
The Other Change of Hobbit? wtf?!

I've actually kind of wanted to read The Last Unicorn for a while so, I dunno... I'd be up for that one. Anybody else?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:50 am
by The Todd
The Todd liked The Last Unicorn from Rankin/Bass, so I would be down for that.

If you're looking for a graphic novel, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home was excellent and all new material, not taken from the Stephen King books. If you're interested in a classic, Fahrenheit 451 was amazing.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:21 am
by BuckyO'harre
The Todd wrote:The Todd liked The Last Unicorn from Rankin/Bass, so I would be down for that.



Mental-five!

Watch the cartoon first.
Peter Beagle (the author) wrote the screenplay.

With the voice talents of Mia Farrow,Jeff Bridges,Christopher Lee,Angela Lansbury, and Rene Aub... Auberja... Auberjo...
Odo from DS9!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:35 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
BuckyO'harre wrote:With the voice talents of Mia Farrow,Jeff Bridges,Christopher Lee,Angela Lansbury, and Rene Aub... Auberja... Auberjo...
Odo from DS9!


haha, to me he will always be the douchebag from Benson...

Last Unicorn sounds good.

The Todd, I will be reading The Long Road Home soon either way, so if anyone wants to read it with me we can chat about it in the comics forum, unless we do decide to do it here.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:33 am
by DennisMM
I vaguely remember a "no graphic novels" policy being thrown around in here last year. I'd find it, but I'm too lazy.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:39 am
by Ribbons
There was no strict policy as such. Both Balm and I were against the idea, but if it's the easiest way to get people to read an' talk and stuff then I'm not gonna dig my heels in about it; plus we read From Hell in March, so that's already kind of out the window.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:46 am
by DaleTremont
I would also be down for a graphic novel. Change it up a bit.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:12 am
by TK-421
This is a great idea, I'd definitely join in (if we can all settle on a decent book, that is :wink: )

I nominate In Cold Blood - but that's just because I've been meaning to read it. If you're all set on a dystopia novel though, how about Brave New World by Aldous Huxley?

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:04 pm
by Ribbons
Hey TK, thanks for joining the party. I would see thee nay to In Cold Blood since it's already been a Book Club book (the thread is here).

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:46 pm
by TK-421
Ribbons wrote:Hey TK, thanks for joining the party. I would see thee nay to In Cold Blood since it's already been a Book Club book (the thread is here).


Darnit. Guess I'll have to thumb through that on my own, then.

I'd be up for some Lovecraft though, I notice that was mentioned earlier.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:41 pm
by The Todd
TK-421 wrote:I'd be up for some Lovecraft though, I notice that was mentioned earlier.


If people are interested, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories with:
Dagon, The Statement of Randolph Carter, Arthur Jermyn, Herbert West - Reanimator, The Rats in the Walls, Cool Air, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth has some of his best stuff and not a lot of the crap. Only really missing At The Mountains of Madness.

And yes, I am reading it now, but that's not the only reason The Todd is recommending it. Good Book-FIVE!!!!!

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:15 pm
by Ribbons
Okay, so to just collect all the suggestions in one place, so far we have...

Watchmen
Blankets
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (and possibly other volumes)
The Last Unicorn
Fahrenheit 451
Dark Tower: The Long Road Home
Brave New World
The Call of Chtulhu and Other Weird Stories

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:18 pm
by Seppuku
Ribbons wrote:Okay, so to just collect all the suggestions in one place, so far we have...

Watchmen
Blankets
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
The Last Unicorn
Fahrenheit 451
Dark Tower: The Long Road Home
Brave New World
The Call of Chtulhu and Other Weird Stories


JeeZeus, that's quite a list there! Seven of those are my favourite books, and the other one (Dark Tower) I've been putting off reading for faaaar too long.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:19 pm
by Ribbons
Yeah, it's a pretty good list to choose from

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:51 pm
by ChaoticMoira
So that I don't have to look up every one of those! Can someone tell me whether or not they are all comic books (graphic novels.... which by the way, calling them that, doesn't actually make them a real book...)?

If one or two aren't, can you tell me which ones so I can look them up?

Also, is everyone here completely against the idea of noting the author when mentioning a book?

It would make it easier to find the correct book.

[/whine]

I will vote for anything not a graphic novel and that sounds good (in that order). Cept this time I will also check to see that I can actually get the book first (messing up the order in fact in which I typed it).

I am not anti comics btw. I have a few. I am just not real thrilled by them as a rule. I like stories without pictures better. The picture always takes away from the story.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:57 pm
by Ribbons
The Last Unicorn, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and The Call of Chtulhu are the non-comic book suggestions. Click on the title to see a description... or else!!! Actually I don't know where I was going with that. But yeah, click on the title to see a description.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:50 pm
by ChaoticMoira
You rock! :D

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:15 am
by Seppuku
Ribbons wrote:The Last Unicorn, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and The Call of Chtulhu are the non-comic book suggestions. Click on the title to see a description... or else!!!


Herc?

:wink:

Right now, I think I'm going to vote for Last Unicorn. I haven't read it since I was 12, but it was my favourite book back then. I just know that I'll have Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges and Chris Lee's voices in my head when I read it again though.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:53 am
by darkjedijaina
I think I'll go Fahrenheit 451 as I have it and have yet to read it.... i know... i'm bad.

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:22 am
by ChaoticMoira
Thanks for the links :D

I will be voting for Brave New World! Sounds good!

I am ordering it because I will end up reading it either way, but I hope it wins the vote. And I am a part of a book swapping site. There is only two available, about to be one. They can go pretty quick so I gotta get mine in.

So when are we voting here man?? :D Lets get to it Skippy! :D :D

Re: Future Book Club Nominees! (Now w/ 100% More December?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:23 am
by DaleTremont
Since I haven't read it yet I'm also going to vote for The Last Unicorn. Even though it was a total guilty pleasure (emphasis on pleasure, haterz!) I need something to get the taste of Stephanie Meyers' prose out of my mouth.