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message 1: by Paul (last edited Mar 13, 2018 02:14AM) (new)

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) | 8493 comments Please post your rankings here. As usual for this forum....

1. If adding books please edit your previous post rather than repost

2. Any discussion of books or even rankings please keep to the longlist discussion thread:

3. If you rank books 1st,2nd,3rd consecutively Hugh's algorithm assumes these are in order of those you have read only - and scales them to get an average ranking of 7th. But if there are gaps in your ranking (e.g. 1st, 2nd and 5th) it assume this indicates expected positions out of 13.

Let's see if we can keep up our 100% track record of calling the winner (from a sample of 2!)


message 2: by Paul (last edited Apr 12, 2018 10:43AM) (new)

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) | 8493 comments Overall ranking Paul style
30 mins pre shortlist:

1 The White Book 36
2 Die My Love 23
3 Flights 16
4 The Stolen Bicycle 6
5 Flying Mountain 3
6 The Impostor -1
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7 Frankenstein in Baghdad -2
8 Vernon Subutex 1 -4
9 The World Goes On -11
10 Go Went Gone -12
11 Like a Fading Shadow -13
12 The Dinner Guest -17
13 The 7th Function of Language -24


message 3: by Hugh (last edited Apr 12, 2018 06:37AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3100 comments Mod
My league table:

Pos, Book, Average, Adjusted, Count, First Places
1, The White Book by Han Kang, 1.50, 0.51, 6, 4
2, Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, 3.00, 2.36, 8, 1
3, Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, 4.00, 3.03, 5, 1
4, The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi, 4.71, 3.84, 7, 0
5, Vernon Subutex, 1 by Virginie Despentes, 6.13, 5.32, 8, 2
6, The Flying Mountain by Christoph Ransmayr, 4.00, 5.42, 4, 1
7, Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, 5.08, 5.46, 13, 2
8, Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina, 5.80, 5.99, 5, 1
9, The Impostor by Javier Cercas, 7.00, 6.48, 2, 0
10, Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, 5.83, 6.66, 6, 0
11, The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra, 9.00, 8.21, 3, 0
12, The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet, 8.50, 8.65, 10, 0
13, The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai, 9.50, 8.90, 2, 0


message 4: by Hugh (last edited Apr 12, 2018 04:31AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 3100 comments Mod
1 The White Book
2 Die, My Love
4 Vernon Subutex 1
9 The Stolen Bicycle


message 5: by Paul (last edited Apr 09, 2018 02:37PM) (new)

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) | 8493 comments 1. The White Book my review
2. The Impostor my review
3. Stolen Bicycle my review
4. Die My Love my review
5. Flights my review
6. Frankenstein in Baghdad my review
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7. The Flying Mountain my review
8. Go Went Gone my review
9. World Goes On my review
10. Like A Fading Shadow my review
11. The 7th Function of Language
my review
12. The Dinner Guest my review
13. Vernon Subutex 1 my review


message 6: by Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer (last edited Apr 09, 2018 07:31AM) (new)

Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer | 5246 comments 1 Die My Love
2 The Stolen Bicycle
3 The White Book
4 Frankenstein In Baghdad
5 Flights





13 Vernon Subutex, 1


message 7: by Neil (last edited Apr 12, 2018 04:23AM) (new)

Neil | 1859 comments 1. The White Book
2. Flights
3. Vernon Subutex 1
4. Frankenstein in Baghdad
5. The Seventh Function of Language
6. Die, My Love
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7. Go, Went, Gone
8. The Dinner Guest
9. Like a Fading Shadow
10. The World Goes On
11. The Stolen Bicycle
12. The Imposter (DNF)

No plans to read The Flying Mountain as it is not available yet in UK. If it is shortlisted, I will have to make a decision about whether to buy a copy.


message 8: by Robert (new)

Robert | 1971 comments 1. Frankenstein in Baghdad
2. 7th Function of Language


message 9: by Meike (last edited Apr 10, 2018 10:30PM) (new)

Meike (meikereads) 1. Vernon Subutex 1
2. Frankenstein in Baghdad
3. The 7th Function of Language
4. The Flying Mountain
5. Like a Fading Shadow
6. Go, Went, Gone


message 10: by Tim (last edited Mar 26, 2018 01:27AM) (new)

Tim | 65 comments 1. Vernon Subutex, 1
2. Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
3. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (my review)
4. The Flying Mountain by Christoph Ransmayr (my review)
5. Frankenstein in Baghdad


message 11: by Louise (last edited May 04, 2018 04:45AM) (new)

Louise | 222 comments 1. Go, Went, Gone
2. Frankenstein in Baghdad


message 12: by Viv (last edited Apr 04, 2018 02:00PM) (new)

Viv JM | 37 comments 1.
2. Die, My Love
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4. The 7th Function of Language
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9. Frankenstein in Baghdad
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message 13: by Jeanne (last edited May 18, 2018 02:21PM) (new)

Jeanne (grauspitz) 1. Frankenstein in Baghdad
2. Like a Fading Shadow
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12. The Flying Mountain (DNF)
13. The 7th Function of Language (DNF)


message 14: by LindaJ^ (last edited Apr 12, 2018 05:48AM) (new)

LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 521 comments 1. The Flying Mountain
2. The Stolen Bicycle
3. Go, Went, Gone
4. Like a Fading Shadow
5.
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7. Flights
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10. Frankenstein in Baghdad
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12. The 7th Function of Language
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message 15: by Wen (new)

Wen (wensz) | 15 comments 2. Frankenstein in Baghdad
9. The Seventh Function of Language
Not sure how many more I'll be able to get to... the availability of digital format in US has been a big issue.


message 16: by Barbara (last edited Apr 11, 2018 12:57PM) (new)

Barbara (barbara_63) | 59 comments Still making my way through the list, but here are my rankings so far (subject to change, but I really dislike Binet, so I highly doubt that will move):

1. Flights
2. The White Book
3. Die, My Love
4. The Stolen Bicycle*
5. Vernon Subutex
6. Frankenstein in Baghdad*
7. The Dinner Guest
8. Go, Went, Gone
9.
10.
11.
12.
13. The Seventh Function of Language

*still reading, but fairly certain of relative position.


message 17: by Ctb (last edited Apr 10, 2018 05:29AM) (new)

Ctb | 197 comments 4. Die, My Love

7. Frankenstein in Baghdad

9. Vernon Subutex 1


message 18: by Esther (last edited Apr 04, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Esther Brum | 7 comments My ranking so far, but still going throug the list

1. The White Book
2. The Stolen Bicycle
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9. Frankenstein in Baghdad
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13.The Seventh Function of Language


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