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Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One


The Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James
  22% (2)
A Confederacy of Dunces
  11% (1)
Emma
  11% (1)
The Man Who Was Thursday
  11% (1)
Slaughterhouse Five
  33% (3)
Things Fall Apart
  11% (1)


Total Votes : 9


(last vote on : 24/12/2012 6:26:03 PM)
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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 31/8/2012 10:25:17 PM   
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I'm now 100 pages into Emma. I really hope it picks up soon/Mr Bennet makes a surprise appearance, shoots the protagonist and the book becomes about his wacky adventures.


If only.....

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 31/8/2012 10:32:01 PM   
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I'm now 100 pages into Emma. I really hope it picks up soon/Mr Bennet makes a surprise appearance, shoots the protagonist and the book becomes about his wacky adventures.


If only.....


Damn, then I have a slog ahead of me. For all the things I hated about P&P, at least it was better than what I've read so far, and had Mr. (Motherfucking) Bennet.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 31/8/2012 10:38:45 PM   
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I'm now 100 pages into Emma. I really hope it picks up soon/Mr Bennet makes a surprise appearance, shoots the protagonist and the book becomes about his wacky adventures.


If only.....


Damn, then I have a slog ahead of me. For all the things I hated about P&P, at least it was better than what I've read so far, and had Mr. (Motherfucking) Bennet.


What an adaptation that would be....

I agree - out of the two Austen's I've read (Pride & Prejudice and Emma), P&P is far easier to read, and occasionally funny.

Emma, on the other hand, is awful and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Furthermore, I had to study it in school, which managed to do the impossible and make it worse.

The only Austen I could say I like is the adaptation of Sense and Sensibility (though I don't think that counts), but it's lovely.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 31/8/2012 10:43:31 PM   
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Emma, on the other hand, is awful and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Furthermore, I had to study it in school, which managed to do the impossible and make it worse.


Wow, Emma sounds better by the minute...

In terms of studying books at school, some of my all-time faves were analysed to death at school (Woman in Black, Dracula, To Kill A Mockingbird) and I still really like them, though studying a crap book does tend to make them worse. We did P&P at A-Level, otherwise I'd never have read it!

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 5:45:50 PM   
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Votes are due on this by tomorrow, how's everyone doing?

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 5:49:53 PM   
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I'm going to need a bit of extension if that's alright? I've been so busy over the last 6 weeks (hence my limited posting) and so I'm only halfway through A Confederacy of Dunces. Should have it finished in the next few days and then I'm done.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 5:53:19 PM   
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I'll be done soon, I've read the others instead of slogging through the last 300 pages of Emma, so I've just got that soulless blight to go and I'll be done.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 5:55:11 PM   
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Yeah, extensions are fine. It's still a learning process with this so deadlines are easily shifted.

I get the feeling poor old Emma won't do well in this round.

What I think is probably best is wait until everyone checks in and we can get an idea of where people are and exactly how much longer will be needed.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 6:15:40 PM   
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I reckon it might be a while, there's been no votes through yet.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 6:16:50 PM   
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People probably forgot the deadline was tomorrow. I did until about an hour ago.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 14/10/2012 6:24:46 PM   
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That's also true.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 15/10/2012 9:27:39 PM   
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A day off sick from work meant I ploughed through the rest of A Confederacy of Dunces.

Votes sent

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 15/10/2012 9:36:06 PM   
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Got 'em, thanks. Got yours too, Rawls.

EDIT-Yours too, Impqueen. Just waiting on Elab, Rhubarb and, erm, me (Fucking Emma).

MA said she was reading along as well.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 17/10/2012 12:24:03 AM   
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I've heard back from everyone now and the most anyone has left is two books. I'll set a rough deadline of two weeks, but I'll check back in with everyone in a week or so to see how it's going.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 17/10/2012 12:24:32 AM   
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Oh, anyone interested in signing up for a third round, just drop me a pm.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 24/10/2012 2:02:32 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Bumping this to see how far along everyone is now.

Also, one spot left for the next round, first come first served, so pm me if you want it.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 25/10/2012 6:05:58 PM   
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I'm done, just waiting on Rhubarb and Elab.

Reckon the public poll should be closed, by the way?

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 25/10/2012 8:50:40 PM   
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I'll have my votes in by tomorrow evening 

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 26/10/2012 10:48:47 PM   
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Rebel, I hope e-mail is OK - my PMs are acting up a bit 

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 9:39:25 AM   
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It is indeed, got 'em.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 6:45:27 PM   
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Sorry, haven't been posting much the last few days. Leave the public vote until next week when the proper deadline ends, I think. That's how it usually works if the deadline is pushed back for the film one. 'barb, any closer to finishing up?

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 7:18:04 PM   
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Reckon we should have a second round of the top 3 this time?

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 7:18:41 PM   
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Rawls do I PM you my nom for HOF3? I haven't got one but I have a final two...

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 7:36:27 PM   
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I'm game for a second round, yeah. But once we have enough nominations, I might push ahead and start the third round. And yeah, Imp', drop me a pm with your two choices.

There's still one spot left for the next round, btw. So far we have meself, Rebel, Rhubarb, Justin and Imp' signed up.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 27/10/2012 10:52:06 PM   
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Rinc just signed up for the last place, so anyone who has signed up but hasn't given me a title yet (think it's just barb and Imp), let me know what you're going for and I'll get the next round started while waiting for this one to end. I wouldn't normally, but as we're fast heading toward Christmas, people might get busy and that extra time could be helpful.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 28/10/2012 12:11:28 AM   
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Rawlinson, just in case. I e-mailed a nom just in case the last space wasn't filled (it was just as a back-up in case it was needed and it was irrelevant since Rinc put in one). Anyhoo - the e-mail, via Empire, bounced. I don't know if it was me, them or what but I thought I'd better mention it in case it was a general problem. 

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 28/10/2012 12:17:17 AM   
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The email I signed up with through Empire doesn't work any longer. But as you sent one, I don't see any reason why we can't have 7 noms and just make the first round a few weeks longer to allow time for both the extra book and Christmas. I just need to be able to find out the book name. As your pms aren't working, email me at the address I set up for the fiction poll

empireliterature@hotmail.co.uk

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 28/10/2012 8:51:58 AM   
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It was only a spare to let you get going. I'm happy to read along though. 

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 28/10/2012 1:36:13 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Seriously, it's no problem to add another book in. I actually wanted to try experimenting with increasing the numbers at some point, and as I was going to allow extra time this round anyway, it seems a good time to do it.

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RE: Literature Hall of Fame Two: Round One - 29/10/2012 8:09:12 PM   
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I had a think. With Xmas coming up I think I'll probably have time. Also, I can get kudos for nomming such a short book 

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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