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TheSite.org Book Club: Nominations for June's book.

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Reminder of the rules:

1. Anybody can nominate a book.
2. Books nominated have to be fiction (or biographical), but there are no other restrictions. You can go for whatever genre you like, whatever time period, whichever author.
3. Try not to pick anything too hefty. While some of us could probably get through War and Peace in a month, others aren't so fast.
4. Nominations in the below example format, please:

Book: Snuff by Terry Pratchett|Kindle Edition

Synopsis: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.

And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.

He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.

They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

But not quite all...
From Amazon

Reason for Nomination: Any reason you like can go here. The above is an example, and was our book for March, so no nominating!

5. As I did above, if there is a Kindle/e-reader edition, put a separate link to that, please (On Amazon, there is a "Start reading [book] on your Kindle..." link under the image).

Commence nominations! Poll will be put up in one week with all nominations. And just a reminder that Book Club chat will now be running monthly - the next one will be Wednesday June 6th for May's book, Like Water For Chocolate :).

Franki

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll try again, wrong book duh!

    Book: Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain | Kindle Edition

    Synopsis: Her little boy has been accused of murder. How far will she go to protect him? When the local church is razed to the ground, dozens of trapped children manage to escape - many helped by fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood. Born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Andy is more like a little boy than a teenager, but in the eyes of the people he saved, he's a hero.

    Laurel lost her baby once through neglect and has spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes. Yet when suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son - and how far she'll go to protect him.

    Reason for Nomination: Like other books of the same author.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Book: "World War Z" by Max Brooks|Kindle Edition

    Synopsis: Written in the style of a TV documentary and based on extensive interviews with survivors and witnesses in the 10-year fight-back against a zombie "apocalypse".

    It begin with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality.

    Reason for Nomination: This book has great reviews and is supposed to give a realistic insight into how a pandemic would pan out, with cover-ups. How does the human race fight back against an enemy that only increases its power with every kill...?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bump!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Book: Tesla: Man Out of Time

    Synopsis In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties

    Reason for Nomination: Nikola Tesla is epic. I want to know more about him. And I think it'd be cool to do that with people.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Book: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Kindle Edition

    Synopsis: Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Luke, the adventurous future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As they begin to cope with chilling, even horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

    Reason for Nomination: Because I'm a horror junkie and I should really start reading the classic stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Book: Apartment 16 by Adam Neville | Kindle Edition

    Synopsis: Some doors are better left closed . . . In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it?s been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever. A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying . . .

    Reason for Nomination: *shrug* it looked good. Even if he's tried to give the protagonist a ~*~quirky~*~ name.
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