Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1963

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This feels like a big year. I went with Vonnegut narrowly over LeCarre.

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 2 May 2021 04:09 (seven months ago) link

I read the Bell Jar a couple of years ago, I thought it was (amongst other things obv) an indictment of the male medical establishment - leaping to prescribe ect for depression, turning childbirth into a terrifying ordeal. (Hope I'm not speaking out of turn as a man.)

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Sunday, 2 May 2021 09:56 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 3 May 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

Is this our first tie? Pynchon and Vonnegut,no less: thee Sick Sixties are rolling, Bob! Tough year indeed.

dow, Monday, 3 May 2021 02:20 (seven months ago) link

1961 was a tie. Think I forgot to vote for the bell jar here.

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Monday, 3 May 2021 08:29 (seven months ago) link

Tons of ties in the early 20th century, mostly because attendance was such that often enough the winner(s) would have two votes.

Thought it weird that Pynchon went underdiscussed itt, always thought of him as an ILB fave.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 3 May 2021 08:49 (seven months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1964

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 3 May 2021 10:07 (seven months ago) link

I ended up voting for V. Cat's Cradle is one of the Vonneguts I haven't read, and I felt like my other options I read too far back in the past, though I was definitely close to putting my vote in for The Bell Jar. Of the ones I have read more recently, well, I had high expectations for Hopscotch, but... let's just say they were not met.

emil.y, Monday, 3 May 2021 13:50 (seven months ago) link


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