Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1977

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What I remember ov Scanner v powerful and he's puking up his lifestyle catching up with him, examining entrails/consulting oracles, thee master novelist, level slogger and downhill pilgrim racer---but don't remember enough to feel compelled to vote for it---so once again I'll go for the Butler as part of the Patternmaster whole: chronicle/s of a post->cult, via transmigration of souls, a twisted way of dealing w the Black Diaspora, among other things, also divisions within

dow, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:54 (five months ago) link

I've read exactly zero of these. I guess 1970s is one of my blind spots.

o. nate, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:56 (five months ago) link

(Good journey into and alongside her work in recent New Yorker)

dow, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:56 (five months ago) link

If write-ins are allowed, I vote for Guido Morselli's "Dissipatio H.G.: The Vanishing", which I believe was originally published in Italian in 1977.

o. nate, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:57 (five months ago) link

aunt julia and the scriptwriter is probably my favourite vargas llosa so i'll go with that

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Friday, 18 June 2021 17:58 (five months ago) link

Between Solomon or The Shining...chose the former.

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Friday, 18 June 2021 20:40 (five months ago) link

bridge to terabithia is a devastating children’s book.

probably song of solomon tho

mookieproof, Friday, 18 June 2021 20:49 (five months ago) link

Song of Solomon!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 18 June 2021 21:07 (five months ago) link

I've read exactly zero of these. I guess 1970s is one of my blind spots.

To be fair this year seems particularly thin on canonic classics.

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 19 June 2021 14:51 (five months ago) link

Our Lady of Darkness is an excellent semi-autobiographical novel of supernatural horror

Brad C., Saturday, 19 June 2021 15:17 (five months ago) link

I think A Scanner Darkly is a masterpiece. I like most Philip K. Dick just fine, but A Scanner Darkly is on my short list of favorite books.

Lily Dale, Saturday, 19 June 2021 23:00 (five months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 21 June 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link

i've read gateway and a scanner darkly. both great. not voting.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 21 June 2021 01:44 (five months ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1978

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10:28 (five months ago) link


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