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Which book do you like best?

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
7 (35%)
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
13 (65%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: April 19, 2010, 04:40:25 PM

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on: April 12, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
We're down to just four novels in the poll.  Flowers for Algernon, Hitchhiker's Guide, Dune, and
.  I love all four of these books to a ridiculous degree, and have to complement the voters on having great taste.  But now we're in the semifinals and have to narrow it down to just two.  I'm pretty sure I know which two are going to come out on top, but I'm open to surprises.  I've been surprised before.

Last week Frankenstein beat out 2001 by two votes - which in fact surprised me.  Will this weeks underdog come through?  Vote and see!
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Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 07:52:58 PM
this would've been the final in my personal favourites.
it's gonna have to simmer for a while.  not an easy choice.


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Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 07:59:47 PM
Such a hard decision! Wait... no.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?

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Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 03:13:50 AM
You know, just like with "Ender's Game", I've read the short version of "Flowers for Algernon", but not the novel.  The short version was astonishing.  I think Isaac Asimov admitted it made him cry.  Damn near made me cry, too.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy didn't make me cry.

I think I'm going to have to go with Hitchhiker's.

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Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 03:35:11 AM
I continue to stand by my position that "Hitchhiker's" just isn't that awesome.  I get a lot more laughs and a lot more enjoyment from almost anything by Terry Pratchett.

I vote for "Flowers" because it's really stuck with me over the years, and I still find it popping into my head sometimes, whereas I don't tend to think about "Hitchhiker's" unless someone else brings it up first.

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Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 12:39:21 PM
There's absolutely no question: Flowers for me. It's very good sci-fi, the kind that speculates and makes you think. Hitchhiker's is without doubt an awesomely fun ride, but a better sci-fi novel?


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Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
Well, this is turning out closer than I expected!


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Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 12:40:47 AM
Shamelessly bumping over the Horror poll threadomancy!