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« on: June 11, 2004, 12:11:49 am »
Ok after reading Penumbrals moan that we just dont talk anymore... Thought Id suggest this.
The fair isle of Albion is in a frenzy of middle class book club style furtherence. Mainly due to a programme about herion that inexplicably had reading in it. Now being the king squid of bandwagon cuckoos. I thought we could set up a sort of forum based book club (no really, stop laughing). Someone picks a book (with at least a grain of discordian flavouring) and then we all read it and discuss it, the person who picks the book does a little schpeil as to why they picked it etc like a class presentation, then we add our comments or sumsuch.
What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2004, 12:15:58 am »
I think it can work.....even on a discordian forum because it's what we're already doing on the profane dog. It's a great idea and I'm all for it.

King squid of bandwagon cuckoos? I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004, 03:50:27 am »
sure, i can probably do it, that'd be fun.

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2004, 04:08:57 am »
Im down
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2004, 07:25:34 am »
Let's go.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2004, 07:50:48 am »
bring it fan boy.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2004, 08:06:36 am »
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004, 04:18:03 pm »
So how does this work?
Do we all go get the same book and read it so that we can have an intelligent discussion about it?

And do we agree on a date to begin?
Or not.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2004, 04:25:10 pm »
Ill go buy this today
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2004, 04:46:50 pm »
Me too.
If I can find it at the one and only local bookstore.
Otherwise, I'll order it.


Later: My bookstore can't find this book to order it for me, and I can't even find it on Amazon.
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2004, 07:52:28 pm »
Quote from: SssBella, Oracle of Doom
Me too.
If I can find it at the one and only local bookstore.
Otherwise, I'll order it.


Later: My bookstore can't find this book to order it for me, and I can't even find it on Amazon.


Maybe that's because Trollax mispelled the title.

Try The Unadulterated Cat

Here it is at Amazon

It does appear to be out of print and Amazon has only a few used copies (One is tres expensive.)

Bunch of used copies at MX bookfinder though.


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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2004, 09:05:37 pm »
ok i'm game butt i need to find these books at the library  cause i'm a poor poor workingman....plus i got's to save cash fer a trip to new york city   yeehaw.....going to the BIG city..  just checked nope this one they do not have....
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2004, 09:28:50 pm »
Lets pick a book that everyone can find either at the library or the bookstore....although this one looks great.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2004, 10:25:00 pm »
the books I can join in are also limited. local bookstore has only a small amount of english books. and amazon or something over the internet is too slow.
So I won't be able to join every discussion.

one of my favourite books is Momo by Michael Ende
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2004, 05:20:12 am »
Well, shiny mecurial bubbles of unexpected joy, we have a cabal, whoop de woo.....

OK How bout a book a month, everyone suggest somthing and we can use that handy poll thing to decide on what we read. The book that chosen should have presentation or some such by the choosee and then we go off to our bedsits/caves/snowpits and digest the tree ghost. Come back and discuss...

My humble suggestion is "V." by ST. Thomas of Pynchon.
Widley available from paper merchants everywhere and truely a glorious fornication of the mind.

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