**** Official OT Summer Book Club 2007 Request List ****

So heres how we’re gonna do this.

Last time we had everyone who was interested reccomend a book and then the mod drew from a hat to see which one it was that we were going to read. I think this time I want to keep it a bit more democratic so I am going to draw three random ones and then we’ll vote for a day on what we are going to read and then based on the length of the book we will decide on how long / how to break it up for discussion.

Please recommend the book in Title – Author format. thanks.
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*OFFICIAL* Summer book club poll

Sorry for the delay, I have been very busy with company.

anyway, here is the list from what I had last.
Most votes by Wednesday is what we will read.

1. Brave New World – Huxley
2. 1984 – Orwell
3. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
4. The Alienist – Caleb Carr
5. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
6. Watchmen – Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
7. Rant – Chuck Palahniuk
8. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
9. The Magus – John Fowles
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Book Reviews and Recommendations

I figured that I would start writing brief summaries/reviews on some of the books that I read in order that other people may find literature that interests them. I am not that well read, but I have been reading significant amounts as of late. Try and spare me criticism, especially since taste is obviously a personal matter. I will try and contribute reviews of books as I read them and go back to books I have already read, but it is all dependent upon time. Some will likely be longer than others. Feel free to contribute any thoughts on books or recommendations of books for me to read.
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Chuck Palahniuk – "Snuff" May 20th

Palahniuk’s audacious ninth novel tells the story of Cassie Wright, an aging porn queen who intends to put an exclamation point on her career by having sex with 600 men in one day on film. The story begins with Mr. 600—the pornosaur who introduced Cassie to the business—as he describes the other 599 actors awaiting their moment on screen. The perspective then shifts to Mr. 72, an adopted Midwestern 20-something who is one of the many young men claiming to be Cassie’s long-lost son. Mr. 137, a has-been television star hoping to revive his career, wants to ask Cassie’s hand in marriage so that the two can star in a reality TV show. But for a novel centered around a gargantuan gangbang, there’s surprisingly little action; the small amount of narrative movement takes place backstage, where the characters attempt to get a sense of one another while waiting for their number to be called.
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What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

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