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Old 6th Jul 2005, 12:12   #11
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I'd be happy to reread it. Others (m. has read it, I think? And someone else? Rick?) may not be though.

How do we decide on the final list then?
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Well, I am keeping a running list of suggestions in the top post (other admin types feel free to amend this if I am not about). Once everyone has had their say, we can whittle it down, perhaps by asking everyone to name their perfect 6 and trying to please as many people as possible.
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I'm going to suggest No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Yippee!! More Marquez!
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I've already read The First Men in the Moon (and would hazard a guess that it's the better known of the two Wellses) so if it's an either/or situation I'd cast my vote for The Sleeper Awakes (but John says some others have already read this one so I just don't know! then again The First Men in the Moon always bears re-reading.)

Am also one of those who have read The Master, but like John, would be happy enough to re-read.
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I'm going to suggest No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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I second that.
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No, I never read The Master, rather a couple of books by H. James. All of the nominations sound good thus far. Let me add some of my own.
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. Beware spoilers in the link.
The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert.
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The Moviegoer sounds good to me, rick:

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I don't know if it's a deal-breaker, but The Temptation of Saint Anthony doesn't seem to be in print in the UK. You can get it used though.

...But then, nor is The Moviegoer! Again you can get it used; it sounds interesting to me from the reviews here (which also gives prices for used copies in the UK). Wasn't Walker Percy the guy who was instrumental in getting A Confederacy of Dunces into print?
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He writes the Forward in the copy Wavid let me have a borrow of, aye.
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Re-affirming my (occasional) despotism - 'foreword'.
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