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Bf55
November 26th, 2005, 10:03 AM
oK, DOES ANY1 THINK PARTICAPATION IS LACKING?:bad: we should get a new book that's exstradonary, get some new book club members and have fun with this book club thing, any new book suggestions?





any support on this issue?

Bubbileeboo
November 27th, 2005, 07:05 PM
I support that issue...Hi!! I am sort of new to ODN and am going to try to be here more often. Now, here is a stupid question...how do you "join" the book club...and what should I be looking for as a new book to join in on the discussion??

mrs_innocent
November 27th, 2005, 07:24 PM
I support that issue...Hi!! I am sort of new to ODN and am going to try to be here more often. Now, here is a stupid question...how do you "join" the book club...and what should I be looking for as a new book to join in on the discussion??

Bubbilee, here's a link you might find helpful. In it, the book club leader, Neverending gives step-by-step instructions for joining.

http://http://www.onlinedebate.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3347 (http://www.onlinedebate.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3347")

Bubbileeboo
November 27th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Ok, I figured it out. I promise, I am not all that stupid...just a lil' slow sometimes. Looking forward to hopefully being a member!:)

mrs_innocent
November 27th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Nah, I wouldn't have assumed you were! :)

KevinBrowning
November 27th, 2005, 07:29 PM
oK, DOES ANY1 THINK PARTICAPATION IS LACKING?:bad: we should get a new book that's exstradonary, get some new book club members and have fun with this book club thing, any new book suggestions?





any support on this issue?

Once finals are over I will have time to participate in a book discussion. I am not particular as to what kind of book; my preference is for one to be chosen quickly without an arduous voting process.

Supaiku
November 27th, 2005, 07:55 PM
tao te ching would be an awsome book to read I think. It's very succint and yet incredibly profound. I read it in a morning once. Plus the variation in translations could make things even more fun:D

Mr. Hyde
November 28th, 2005, 03:47 AM
John Irving's "The Fourth Hand" would be a great book for us all to read.

It's about a journalist whose hand is eaten by a bear and he becomes the world's first hand transplant patient. But the donor's widow requests visitation rights to the hand.

Jamie
November 29th, 2005, 03:00 PM
I am currently reading Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West , but am up for anything. Hyde's suggestion is interesting... to say the least.

Bf55
November 30th, 2005, 01:36 PM
any1 read the hot zone?

zephyr999
January 7th, 2006, 02:59 AM
I think i'll give the green signal for hyde's suggestion...so is that alright with everyone?

Mr. Hyde
January 7th, 2006, 08:00 AM
I think i'll give the green signal for hyde's suggestion...so is that alright with everyone?

We had already had a vote on the book to read. The first placer was Chuck Palahniuk's Choke. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385720920/qid=1136649476/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-2263726-3334500?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)

The second placer was Tao Te Ching. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060812451/qid=1136649518/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/102-2263726-3334500?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)

The idea was to read Tao Te Ching from this site (http://www.edepot.com/tao2.html) and discuss it until everyone got ahold of Choke and we could discuss that. As of right now, there's been practically no discussion and no news on text application (book buying).

FruitandNut
January 7th, 2006, 11:18 AM
John Irving's "The Fourth Hand" would be a great book for us all to read.

It's about a journalist whose hand is eaten by a bear and he becomes the world's first hand transplant patient. But the donor's widow requests visitation rights to the hand.

Having done some academic study on the psychology of body image I could get very interested in Hydey's suggested read. There is some weird sh*t that actually happens :!: :wtf:

zephyr999
January 8th, 2006, 11:35 AM
So hyde..which book am i supposed to get hold of?How's the book you suggested?Worth a good read?

Mr. Hyde
January 8th, 2006, 06:04 PM
So hyde..which book am i supposed to get hold of?How's the book you suggested?Worth a good read?
The book I ended up suggesting for the Vote, Choke is an excellent book to say the least. It tackles the issue of symbolism in society, what it means to be a hero, in some respect, and other issues.

The book itself is about Victor Mancini, a former Med school student who dropped out in his third year to take care of his dying mother. He works at a Colonial Recreation place and spends his days intentionally choking on food, going to sexaholic meetings, and visiting his mother at a hospital...of sorts.

The story is wildly hilarious with a constant reminder that we live in a society where direct issues are subdued with symbolism in some way or another.

The other books, The Fourth Hand, is just an interesting read....VERY interesting. The only issue I had with it is the same I have with all stories of the type, third person, past tense. I have a tendency not to like that style of writing. Then again, First Person past tense is THE worst IMO. Reason being, if it's a murder mystery or suspense story, you already know, just by narrative style that the hero lives. Why? Because it's past tense, and first person.