27 July 2013

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"Two or Three" Book Club, Meeting 56


Thomas Hardy's fans totally carried the vote! I'm a little surprised at the results, but I'm looking forward to this. I'll start reading Far from the Madding Crowd tomorrow and try to do one post every seven chapters or so. =)

Image Sources: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

11 comments:

Sullivan McPig said...

I will now confess I picked this one because Neil Gaiman made a small reference to it in one of his Sandman short stories. That particular story is about an author. One of the books he writes and that is reffered to is called 'The Madness of Crowds'.

Enbrethiliel said...

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That's as good a reason as any! =D

While I understand that people are hesitant to vote for or against books they haven't read, it's those votes that have the most interesting reasons behind them. So thanks again for voting, Sully! =)

PS -- I've had a couple of students tell me that they started reading G.K. Chesterton, one of my favourite writers, after Neil Gaiman mentioned him in some books. I think it's great when writers hint at the influence of other writers!

Belfry Bat said...

This one's in Project Gutenberg! (Did you mention that earlier?) And, happily, firefox lets one adjust the style to, say, a 12pt font between automatic margins with a 70ex line... or one can save the file and rewrite those details manually...

Enbrethiliel said...

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I know I have mentioned works in the public domain, but as usual, I have no idea what you are alluding to!

DMS said...

I have been curious about it since I read the reference in the Sandman series (love Neil). I look forward to hearing your thoughts! :)

Belfry Bat said...

Oh, I segue-ed badly from the availability of this novel to the awkward formatting that the project gutenberg library prefers at the delivery stage... but what I was wondering (having not been following the voting et.c.) was whether you'd mentioned that this one is public domain.

Enbrethiliel said...

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DMS -- Neil is definitely easy to love!

Bat -- Aren't most "classics"? =)

Sheila said...

Good choice, even though it's not what I voted for! I'm going to TRY to keep up on Project Gutenberg; we'll see how it goes.

Enbrethiliel said...

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I think you'll have a lot to say about this one! I'm up to Chapter 7 and there's quite an agrarian streak. =)

love the girls said...

What is the signification of the sheep dog driving the sheep over a cliff?

Does it have a larger meaning, or is it basically just a plot device to set up the story?

Enbrethiliel said...

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LTG, I've worked my answer to your question in my post for Meeting 57. =)