Palimpsest  

Go Back   Palimpsest > Palimpsest Groups > The Book Group Discussions > Navel Gazing


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18th Jul 2005, 12:06   #11
Digger
Senior Palimpsester
has the freedom of Palimp City
 
Digger's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14 Sep 2004
Location: Oxford
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via MSN to Digger
Default Re: First book

2 The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

12 The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells

For me please!
__________________
'Don't grow up, just find a bigger playground'
Annie Proulx- Barkskins

Book list | Flickr
Digger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 13:29   #12
ono no komachi
Senior Palimpsester
has the freedom of Palimp City
 
ono no komachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14 Aug 2003
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 3,467
Default

[high fives with Digger]
ono no komachi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 16:49   #13
ono no komachi
Senior Palimpsester
has the freedom of Palimp City
 
ono no komachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14 Aug 2003
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 3,467
Default

I don't want to trash Rick's voting system (particularly as he was so nice about my current batch of Flickr pics!)

But I thought I'd just demonstrate how the F-1 style of scoring would work by illustrating the current scores (which assume that people have named their first and second choices in order):

1. The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert 18
2. No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 17
=2. Virtual Light by William Gibson 17
4. The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells 16
5. Christ Recrucified by Nikos Kazantzakis 14
6. The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells 10
7. Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami 8
8. The Use of Weapons by Iain Banks 4
=8. The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kadare 4

10. Leonardo Da Vinci: The Flights of The Mind by Charles Nicholls
=10. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
=10. Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson
=10. The Master by Colm Tóib*n

But I think we need a few more votes and maybe some adjudication (Wavid?)
ono no komachi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 16:58   #14
John Self
Administrator
suffers from smallness of vision
 
John Self's Avatar
 
Join Date: 27 Jun 2003
Location: Belfast
Posts: 15,939
Default

And presumably, if H.G. Wells did end up with two books in the top six, then the lower one would be ruled out and number seven would move up to take its place?
__________________
Reading Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate | Asylum | Book List
John Self is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 18:22   #15
Colyngbourne
Administrator
is beyond help
 
Colyngbourne's Avatar
 
Join Date: 30 Apr 2003
Location: England
Posts: 10,731
Default

Okay, my 1-6 in order :

1. Christ Recrucified
2. Virtual Light
3. The Temptation of St. Anthony
4. The First Men in the Moon
5. The Sleeper Wakes
6. Dance, Dance, Dance
__________________
Currently reading: The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins | My reading list | My film list
Colyngbourne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 19:40   #16
rick green
Palimpsestarian
could do better
 
rick green's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2003
Location: houston, tx, usa
Posts: 1,494
Default

Yes, ono's scoring method is indubitably superior than the one I devised. So I guess those of us who already voted, can do so again, canceling the previous vote. Does that makes sense?
__________________
now watch me work
rick green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 19:51   #17
rick green
Palimpsestarian
could do better
 
rick green's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2003
Location: houston, tx, usa
Posts: 1,494
Default Re: First book

1 No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2 Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
3 The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kadare
4 Leonardo Da Vinci: The Flights of The Mind by Charles Nicholls
5 The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert
6 The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells

Wasn't there some question about whether or nor we wanted to have the schedule fixed for six months? I guess we can always deal with that a little further down the line.
__________________
now watch me work
rick green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 19:59   #18
Jerkass
Palimpsestarian
eats too much cheese
 
Jerkass's Avatar
 
Join Date: 16 Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,282
Default

1. Dance, Dance, Dance,, Haruki Murakami
2. The Master, Colm Toibin
3. The First Men in the Moon, H.G. Wells
4. The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare
5. Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Nicholls
6. The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Gustave Flaubert
__________________
"I learned never to drink anything out of a jar labeled 'w-i-s-k-i.'"
Jerkass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 20:06   #19
rick green
Palimpsestarian
could do better
 
rick green's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2003
Location: houston, tx, usa
Posts: 1,494
Default

Okay, adding up all of the votes using our new & improved system, and exluding the votes from the old (which means amner, m., gil & digger must re-vote in the new style) here is the tally thus far.

The First Men in the Moon 24
No One Writes to the Colonel 23
Dance, Dance, Dance 21
The Temptation of Saint Anthony 20
Virtual Light 17
The Three Arched Bridge 15
The Sleeper Awakes 15
Christ Recrucified 12
The Moviegoer 7
The Master 5
Leonardo: Flights of the Mind 5
The Use of Weapons 5


EDIT: Updated to include m. & amner & gil.
__________________
now watch me work
rick green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th Jul 2005, 21:00   #20
m.
Palimpsestarian
eats too much cheese
 
m.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 22 Nov 2003
Location: Poland
Posts: 1,298
Default Re: First book

1. The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert
2. The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
3. The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kadare
4. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
5. Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
6. No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
m. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.