Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1972

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It's kind of Dahl doing self-parody. It prefigures David Walliam's success as an author of Dahl parodies for children.

o. nate, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:15 (one year ago) link

yes, the random inconsequential space stuff and the uncalled-for involvement of the president of the USA do smack of the walliams.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 16:18 (one year ago) link

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System, Thursday, 3 June 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

I thought number of books I'd read from a given year would increase as time went on. BUt still only a handful here .
Oh well maybe I'm still reading other books from a given year.
Have read 4 or 5 of these anyway or at least have them floating around my floor . Shame those 2 categories aren't automatically interchangeable.

Stevolende, Thursday, 3 June 2021 09:20 (one year ago) link

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System, Friday, 4 June 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

No votes for The Farthest shore, not that surprising as it is a bit of a downer. Tombs of Atuan is the highlight of the original trilogy but I think that was displaced by The Lathe of Heaven.

The Miracle Game is a book I read because it was on my shelves, no idea where it came from but it was good enough to read twice.

I was born anxious, here's how to do it. (ledge), Friday, 4 June 2021 07:59 (one year ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1973

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 4 June 2021 10:57 (one year ago) link

I like The Farthest Shore a lot, actually, but I couldn't vote for anything but The Summer Book.

Lily Dale, Friday, 4 June 2021 13:14 (one year ago) link

as a a big quin devotee have to say i struggled with triptricks

Gave up on it tbh.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Friday, 4 June 2021 13:20 (one year ago) link

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