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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2007, 08:47:03 PM »
i'm down for reading dune...maybe next month we can read the first book of stephen king's dark tower series, i believe it's called the gunslinger ...


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2007, 09:07:09 PM »
I'm still voting for Dune, because I've never read it. 
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2007, 09:10:42 PM »
I'd read.  I don't know about Dune though.  I've never read it nor have I wanted to.  I might give it a whirl.
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2007, 09:17:14 PM »
i've read dune at least 2 times as well as the entire dune series by frank herbert...another choice could be something by kurt vonnigut, jr....


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2007, 09:18:22 PM »
i would be down with some vonnegut. we need BTA to pick a book for us so we can start reading!

what about mike nelson's books? iam getting those in the mail as we speak
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2007, 09:29:58 PM »
Mike Nelson's books, I'm sorry to say, don't have a whole lot of deep themes to discuss  ;)
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2007, 09:34:36 PM »
that is true. What do you reccomend AmandaGal?



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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2007, 10:53:20 PM »
We should eventually do Hitchiker's Guide, 'cause everyone here has read it at least once.  I like Vonnegut but I don't know what to suggest (Slaughterhouse Five is one of the reasons I don't eat meat.)  I've never read it, but I want to read "Northern Lights" due to all the Christians telling me I shouldn't go see the Golden Compass because it's evil.  I think it may be a kid's book though.

We could read Carl Sagan's Contact.  I like the idea of reading a book that's been bastardized by a movie so Dune might work (like I said, I haven't read it).  Most books would.  Jurassic Park is a fun book, for example.

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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2007, 11:20:27 PM »
I like the idea of reading a book that's been bastardized by a movie so Dune might work (like I said, I haven't read it).  Most books would.

As long as you guys decide to stay away from Eragon, I'll be with you 100% on this one, if this is the route to take.  If not, I'll be there about 76%.  Ish.


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2007, 02:02:41 AM »
Alright, so....

1.  Dune
2.  Northern Lights
3.  Contact (I've read it)  ....I would recommend "The Dragons of Eden" by Sagan instead
4.  Eragon (just kidding) ~vomits in mouth~
5.  Kurt Vonnegut (which I would be totally down for)
6.  Stephen King

I'd like some more input, but I think something that is a little deeper would lead to much more interesting discussion, which is the whole point of a book club.  Plus I would like the book to be something that either no one has read, or something that people wouldn't mind reading over again.

I would suggest:

1.  Kurt Vonnegut (anything)
2.  "Burmese Days by George Orwell
3.  The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Phillip K. Dick

and actually I'm leaning towards 3....here is a synopsis:

It is the story of Timothy Archer, an urbane Episcopal bishop haunted by the suicides of his son and mistress--and driven by them into a bizarre quest for the identity of Christ.

Please, give us more suggestions!  I could narrow it down to five from previous suggestions, and any other future suggestions.  Then we could vote on those last five via a poll in another thread.  (Or anais.jude and I could play President and Vice President, and unilaterally decide the future of the book club.  Basically I could put all the power in my Vice-President's hands, and I could be her cheerleader.)  So, give me more suggestions and tuesday night we will vote on five that stand out amongst the rest.




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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2007, 05:48:37 AM »
I'd be OK with the Orwell or the Dick (more for the Orwell frankly as I've not read that one) but here are some other suggestions:


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Gordon Comstock is a well-educated and reasonably intelligent young man possessed of a minor talent for writing. He has 'declared war' on what he sees as an overarching dependence on money by leaving a promising job as a copywriter for an advertising company called "New Albion" and taking a low-paying job instead, ostensibly so he can write poetry. The "war" (and the poetry), however, aren't going particularly well and, under the stress of his self-imposed exile from affluence, Gordon has become absurd, petty and deeply neurotic


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In his breathtaking and powerful novel that garnered nominations for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, Madison Smartt Bell leaves the dark contemporary world he has so brilliantly made his own in nine previously acclaimed novels and short story collections, such as Save Me, Joe Louis. Now he turns to the past and brings viscerally to life the slave rebellion that would bring an end to the white rule of Haiti in the late eighteenth century.


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The plot begins when Robert Forester, the central character of the book, moves to a small town in Pennsylvania to escape from his ex-wife and city life in New York. He takes solace in secretly watching a young woman in her house through the window in her kitchen.



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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2007, 08:40:01 AM »
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(Or anais.jude and I could play President and Vice President, and unilaterally decide the future of the book club.  Basically I could put all the power in my Vice-President's hands, and I could be her cheerleader.)


BTA, as assistant regional manager (assistant to the regional manager) I think a vote would be best, but another possibility would be that we have everyone's name and one person picks the book for the month. That way we can all get a taste of different books. You, BTA, would be pick the first month, I would pick the second, dalty third (in order of who expressed interest)

but def. a poll for the first month.

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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2007, 09:01:32 AM »
I'd just make you guys read Tristram Shandy if you let everyone pick a book, heh.
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2007, 09:06:18 AM »
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(Or anais.jude and I could play President and Vice President, and unilaterally decide the future of the book club.  Basically I could put all the power in my Vice-President's hands, and I could be her cheerleader.)


BTA, as assistant regional manager (assistant to the regional manager) I think a vote would be best, but another possibility would be that we have everyone's name and one person picks the book for the month. That way we can all get a taste of different books. You, BTA, would be pick the first month, I would pick the second, dalty third (in order of who expressed interest)

but def. a poll for the first month.

would you wear a cheerleader outift?

Ok then, we will have a poll for the first month's book.  I will make a list of 5 books to choose from and post a link here:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,6201.msg174145.html#msg174145

I'll also have a poll to decide whether I should wear a cheerleader outfit later.

Then I guess we will have members decide the next book in the order that they posted in this thread.
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2007, 09:14:08 AM »
I'd just make you guys read Tristram Shandy if you let everyone pick a book, heh.

Fine by me, I love that book.