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Relic- Preston/Child
The Bodies Left Behind- Jeffery Deaver
Night Work- Steve Hamilton
Savages- Don Winslow
Dark Of The Moon- John Sanford
The Hunter- Brian Haig

It won't offend me if you decide on one I am not interested in and hopefully everyone feels the same! I'll read it anyway!
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It will be very difficult, I think, to find an author or book that none of us have read and one that is also readily available worldwide.  Maybe we should come up with a small "pool" of books, say 3 or 4, and each of us could choose the one(s) we want to read and post a review here.  That way there will be multiple reviews of each book and enough people reading the same book to get some discussions going.  That should be easier than trying to come up with a single book and, hopefully, raise participation. 

I was thinking we could mix up the choices something like this, drawing from the crime/thriller/mystery genre:

a new book from a familiar author
a debut or second novel by a new(er) author
a classic like Dashiel Hammet, Agatha Christie, etc
a hard-boiled noir crime novel

I haven't personally given much thought to titles yet.  I've been busier than usual running after an 8 week-old puppy.  I'm also a little sleep deprived because she gets us up at least once a night and wakes us up early.



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I vote for Savages- Don Winslow because i wanted to try him anyway.  Deaver,Hamilton,Sandford are old news to me.

I would like a classic crime book too maybe for the next book club read since people put forward new books right now.
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Why don't we all put up two (2) choices and we'll vote? 
Jeff and I have already done that and Mohammed has added one. 

 
Simple..


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Jeff can just keep adding our choices to his list and then at the end of next week we'll vote. 
 
It doesn't need to get complicated at all..

Wasn't it Jeff and Don's idea ? 




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Think jeff and don started off making a joke about doing it and Betty suggested we actually all do a book review of one novel. 


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Don had the idea and Jeff chose the book, 'Overton Window' by Glenn Beck.. 
 
Maybe we should just do that book ?  The original idea ?
 
edit:  I just went back and it was Jeff's idea..  lol..  I'll get right sooner or later.

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Either way - a good idea.  I've done a little research on the NPR list and come up with some titles.  Not all of them were off the list but the author was.  I've tried to be diverse and step away from what I usually read!

Andrea Kane - Twisted

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/andrea-kane/twisted.htm  

 

Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr Ripley

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/patricia-highsmith/talented-mr-ripley.htm

 

Robert Littell - The Sisters 

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/robert-littell/sisters.htm

 

Joseph Finder - Vanished

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/joseph-finder/vanished.htm

 

Frederick Forsyth - The Deceiver

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/frederick-forsyth/deceiver.htm

 

 



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Does this mean we all have to have five choices ? 
 
I'm happy with two, there may be too many at voting time if we all come up with five...

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No, Don mentioned Overton Window and asked if it was the same guy as on tv. I jokingly said we should both read it and compare notes. Betty mentioned the book club idea and it sounded like fun. That is how this got started. This shouldn't be that complicated. We list some books and rank them. Lowest total wins.

Whatever floats your boat in terms of number of choices and we can go from there.
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Well, I've put in my selections, so will wait for the list to be compiled and then vote on it. 



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I'm not sure what you mean by rank and the lowest total wins ?


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Relic- Preston/Child
The Bodies Left Behind- Jeffery Deaver
Night Work- Steve Hamilton
Savages- Don Winslow
Dark Of The Moon- John Sanford
The Hunter- Brian Haig
Andrea Kane - Twisted

Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr Ripley

Robert Littell - The Sisters 

Joseph Finder - Vanished

Frederick Forsyth - The Deceiver

 


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I guess read up on it, see what you think, give it a score out of 5 and whichever book gets the highest number is the one we read, then we can keep the list and move on as and when we want to do it again based on popularity?? 


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I'm not sure what you mean by rank and the lowest total wins ?



If everyone ranks the books in the order of their preferred choice then the one you would most like to read would be #1. So it would be the lowest total that would be preferred.

Can we get a show of hands of who wants to do this? This might be a lot of discussion if only a few people are interested

Jeff
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Betty
Mohammad (?)
Rockman (?)

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You missed Mike Hughes and Travis.  Travis is on vacation I think..
I'm in..
 
 
Am I supposed to rank others choices as well as my own ?


Relic- Preston/Child   #1
The Bodies Left Behind- Jeffery Deaver  #3
Night Work- Steve Hamilton  #11
Savages- Don Winslow  #10
Dark Of The Moon- John Sanford  #2
The Hunter- Brian Haig  #6
Andrea Kane - Twisted  #9
Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr Ripley  #4 

Robert Littell - The Sisters  #5 

Joseph Finder - Vanished  #7 

Frederick Forsyth - The Deceiver   # 8


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How does everybody want to do it? Rank the whole list or pick 2 from the list and eliminate some? If anyone has books to add to the list feel free to do so.
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We could give it a few days for others to add their choices, see how big the list is then the overseerer (Jeff?) can maybe eliminate or tally scores in the BIG VOTE! 

Ah, once we've done it the first time, the second time around will be so much easier  

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After everyone adds their choices we can rank all and find the winner that way. IMO that will be the simplest..
 
Maybe have a week to get all choices in and ranked..  Say next Tuesday, Aug 24 ?
 
Hopefully Travis will be back by then or if not we can wait until he's back ?

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Duh,... I feel like a single spark has started a forest fire. 

This sounds like fun, but I probably have too much on my plate right now, not to mention all the irons in the fire, to fully participate in it.

I will check in from time to time however to provide a semi-balanced liberal viewpoint.   

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Im in i will vote again when the list of books is complete.
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im in,   list looks good,  just say when the list is final and ill vote.  
im game for about anything. 

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Relic- Preston/Child
The Bodies Left Behind- Jeffery Deaver
Night Work- Steve Hamilton
Savages- Don Winslow
Dark Of The Moon- John Sanford
The Hunter- Brian Haig
Andrea Kane - Twisted

Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr Ripley

Robert Littell - The Sisters 

Joseph Finder - Vanished

Frederick Forsyth - The Deceiver



Jeff
Diane
Chrissy
Betty
Mohammad

Mike Hughes

Rockman (?)



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Duh,... I feel like a single spark has started a forest fire. 

This sounds like fun, but I probably have too much on my plate right now, not to mention all the irons in the fire, to fully participate in it.

I will check in from time to time however to provide a semi-balanced liberal viewpoint.   


I was gonna say spark !!


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