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message 1: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) 1. William Gerhardie: Futility
2. Richard Flanagan: Gould's Book of Fish
3. Bruno Schulz: The Street of Crocodiles
4. Georges Bernanos: The Diary of a Country Priest: A Novel
5. Leonardo Sciascia: To Each His Own

I replaced the really hard to find one, the really long one and the really non-fiction one.

Post here in this thread to vote. Voting will be open until Sunday night at midnight.


message 2: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments honestly those all look pretty great and i haven't read a single one. my vote goes to gould's book of fish.


message 3: by EZ (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

EZ | 2 comments #5 sounds good.


message 4: by Cole (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Cole | 6 comments To Each His Own


message 5: by Jon (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Jon (kuboaa) | 13 comments The Street of Crocodiles sounds awesome, but I'm going to vote for Gould's Book of Fish. Sounds like a good starting point


message 6: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
I'm for The Street of Crocodiles.


message 7: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Rebecca Street of Crocodiles or To Each His Own. .. i've read Gould's Book of Fish, so.


message 8: by Geoff (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Geoff | 2 comments I vote for whatever is cheapest to buy


message 9: by Billy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:04AM) (new)

Billy | 8 comments diary of a country priest but i might not be doing this


message 10: by Erin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Erin | 1 comments i notice none of them are by women.


message 11: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
john dark told me that bruno schulz was a hermaphrodite


message 12: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) Have they written anything good?


message 13: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) I think I'm going to cast my own vote for To Each His Own.


message 14: by toph (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

toph | 24 comments My vote goes for the Street of Crocodiles. Second choice would be Diary of a Country Priest.

Also a vote against Gould's Book of Fish because it seems to be out of print in the U.S. so getting a copy is going to be more difficult than with the other books.


message 15: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) People, books can also be found in libraries.


message 16: by toph (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

toph | 24 comments That's fine. I like to buy books that I read though, so if I can't buy it, I won't be participating. Whatever though, if that's the case it's fine.


message 17: by allison (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

allison | 13 comments Hey guys. I want to pick a book soon, so please choose tonight! I don't want to make a hipinion thread.


message 18: by allison (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

allison | 13 comments but i did


message 19: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Foxriver, you neglect to read the first post that says voting's open till midnight Sunday?


message 20: by jacob (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:05AM) (new)

jacob | 4 comments street of crocodiles


message 21: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Well, I found Gould's Book of Fish today @ Goodwill, so I'm changing my vote to that.


message 22: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) Yep. Just a few more hours of voting and then we can start tomorrow.

Looks like it's going to be between Street of Crocodiles and To Each His Own.

At 11:37 EST Sunday night, here is how the votes stand (corrected, sorry about that Brandon):

Gould's Book of Fish (6): chase, Jon, Ben, Brandon, J, JD
Street of Crocodiles (5): janey, rob, toph, jacob, John
To Each His Own (3): EZ, chuck, Geoff*
Diary of a Country Priest (1): Billy
Futility (0)

* by virtue of TEHO being cheapest on amazon.com


message 23: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Yeah, I'll go next. I've been working on a list.


message 24: by John (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

John T | 2 comments I'd vote for Street of Crocodiles, but I just joined this group and don't want to be a prick.


message 25: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments so when this is over just post us a new thread saying 1st book and title or something.
and i'm sure it will not such so i'm just going to order it, so i'm sure a few of us won't get it for a few days....
surely we should impose some kind of deadline so that we can discuss.


message 26: by chase (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

chase Adams | 44 comments two weeks is perfect. it's just enough initiative to get off one's ass.
oh and discussion on hipinion or here?


message 27: by J. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

J. Maggio | 1 comments Book of Fish


message 28: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) At midnight, I'll change my vote to one of the two front runners to break any ties that still exist.


message 29: by Brian (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Brian (guidedbywire) Gould's Book of Fish.

Two weeks sounds good.


message 30: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Fantastic. I'll start reading it tomorrow or the day after.


message 31: by Ben (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Ben (deadwolfbones) | 88 comments Mod
Sure seems like it.


message 32: by toph (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

toph | 24 comments I'll try to find a copy of it this week. It looks like I was wrong about it not being in print. For some reason it wasn't showing up in a search on Amazon though.

Anyway, 2 weeks might be pushing it for me to read 400 pages, but I'll give it a shot. If nothing else, this will get me to eventually read a book that I may never have picked up. It does look pretty great.


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