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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-09-12 01:51 pm

FMK #23: Long Book Is Long

Last week's F winner, after a very close race, was a tie between Beguilement and Daughter of Witches! I picked Beguilement because I know I'm keeping the rest of Lyra regardless, so Beguilement is more likely to lead to me dumping several books at once. K winner was The Death of Sleep, so goodbye Lunzie!

The comics bonus round winner was Asterix le Galois. Of course the bonus round I threw in because "comics are fast and easy!" gets won by one where I'm going to have to review a whole other language first... There was no K majority for the comics round, although I'm curious about the fact that Maison Ikkoku nearly got it, because I had not idea there was active dislike for Maison Ikkoku out there.

I am going to spend two days of next week trapped in a car with a couple of cats and almost no luggage space, so it's time to finally roll out the LONG BOOKS ARE LONG poll. That way I can only pack one and be reading it all week. :P

I don't know if I'll have internet next Tuesday but likely not (we are helping sister move) so there may be another break in fmk next week.

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18807 FMK #23: Books over 550 Pages
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49


Enemy Glory by Karen Michalson, 564 pages (2001)

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F
6 (46.2%)

M
3 (23.1%)

K
4 (30.8%)

The Kingdom of Gods by N. K. Jemisin, 582 pages (2011)

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F
18 (69.2%)

M
6 (23.1%)

K
2 (7.7%)

The Ruby Dice by Cathrine Asaro, 592 pages (2008)

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F
11 (68.8%)

M
2 (12.5%)

K
3 (18.8%)

The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt, 599 pages (2007)

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F
8 (53.3%)

M
1 (6.7%)

K
6 (40.0%)

The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville, 624 pages (2010)

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F
7 (43.8%)

M
5 (31.2%)

K
4 (25.0%)

Better to Beg Forgiveness... by Michael Z. Williamson, 640 pages (2007)

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F
5 (41.7%)

M
1 (8.3%)

K
6 (50.0%)

Moby-Dick, or, the Whale by Herman Melville, 624 pages (1851)

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F
10 (33.3%)

M
11 (36.7%)

K
9 (30.0%)

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, 736 pages (2006)

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F
24 (80.0%)

M
1 (3.3%)

K
5 (16.7%)

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, 760 pages (1973)

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F
7 (35.0%)

M
5 (25.0%)

K
8 (40.0%)

Otherland: City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams, 780 pages (1996)

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F
8 (44.4%)

M
1 (5.6%)

K
9 (50.0%)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, 800 pages (2004)

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F
16 (39.0%)

M
20 (48.8%)

K
5 (12.2%)

Mad Ship by Robin Hobb, 850 pages (1999)

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F
7 (36.8%)

M
5 (26.3%)

K
7 (36.8%)

Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, 879 pages (1975)

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F
8 (33.3%)

M
14 (58.3%)

K
2 (8.3%)

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson, 917 pages (2003)

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F
7 (35.0%)

M
2 (10.0%)

K
11 (55.0%)

Maia by Richard Adams, 1062 pages (1984)

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F
4 (22.2%)

M
4 (22.2%)

K
10 (55.6%)



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