Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1965

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Three Stigmata is a v.good book, but I'm voting Perec. Wish I hadn't lent my copy to a friend, as I'd really like to re-read it now!

Mark E. Smith died this year. Or, maybe last year. (bernard snowy), Sunday, 9 May 2021 15:02 (five months ago) link

Dune might actually be the 'correct' choice, though

Mark E. Smith died this year. Or, maybe last year. (bernard snowy), Sunday, 9 May 2021 15:05 (five months ago) link

Is dune more admirable than enjoyable though?

I was born anxious, here's how to do it. (ledge), Sunday, 9 May 2021 17:10 (five months ago) link

It's a very fun read, plenty pop smarts.

dow, Sunday, 9 May 2021 18:45 (five months ago) link

I read Dune in high school, fifty years ago. In fifty years I've never had any inclination to go back and reread it. I recall it as sufficiently entertaining in a wtf way.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Sunday, 9 May 2021 18:53 (five months ago) link

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

System, Monday, 10 May 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link

SF tie! I'm glad I went with my gut and voted for Dune. So many weird ideas went into building that universe, but it never seems like just a bunch of weird ideas. In some ways it set the standard for me for how a book can let us step briefly into another world.

o. nate, Monday, 10 May 2021 01:54 (five months ago) link

Perec is a lot of fun in what I've read of him anyway. need to get a copy of Life A Users Manual since I last read it about 35 years ago.
But not read this one.

Trying to think what the Violet Leduc i read was which again was like 30 odd years ago.

Wole Soyinka has a nice turn of phrase in his plays so I think I need to read some of his prose.

would like to read more Raymond Queneau.
Have wanted to read Le Chiendent since it turned up in Rowland S Howard's Guide to teh artist as a consumer. Tried reading it in the mid 80s but had other things going on. So think that was as teh Bark Tree and it snow around as Witch Grass.
Also really want to read the academic text on Queneau's books on the Easter Rising which was done bu an NUIG staffer and released before the pandemic but because it was an academic text it was also like really expensive. Sounded fascinating though.
Now got to read the books themselves too.

Did read a couple of Dune way back too, think I meant to read more but then didn't. Think I grabbed some of my uncle's copies when he died.

Stevolende, Monday, 10 May 2021 12:02 (five months ago) link

Upon reflection, tendency is to vote for (one of) the perceived ILB favorite(s).

Working in the POLL Mine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 May 2021 19:54 (five months ago) link


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