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Please vote for ALL books you are interested in reading.

INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison - (pub. 1952; 581 pgs; literary fiction)
5 (20%)
FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC by Alison Bechdel - (pub. 2006; 234 pgs; non-fiction - autobiography)
2 (8%)
THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK by Steven Sherrill - (pub. 2000; 313 pgs; fantasy)
2 (8%)
UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand - (pub. 2010; 473 pgs; non-fiction - biography)
4 (16%)
THE PEARL by John Steinbeck - (pub. 1945; 87 pgs; literary fiction)
1 (4%)
IN THE DUST OF THIS PLANET by Eugene Thacker - (pub. 2011; 170 pgs; non-fiction - philosophy)
1 (4%)
CONSUMED by David Cronenberg - (pub. 2009; 304 pgs; fiction)
2 (8%)
NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs - (pub. 1959; 289 pgs; literary fiction)
2 (8%)
BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey - (pub. 2011; 275  pgs; non-fiction - autobiography)
2 (8%)
THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Erik Larson - (pub. 2002; 447 pgs; non-fiction - crime)
4 (16%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: November 07, 2014, 04:11:08 AM

Author Topic: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison  (Read 3733 times)

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »
I don't think I will be able to start this book till December. I order way to many Graphic Novels which I need to catch up on. After watching Jodorowsky's Dune I basically ordered all his Graphic Novels. His graphic novels are amazing. He has so many great ideas that I don't think he can pull off in his films.

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2014, 04:32:46 PM »
I just saw that film as well, but didn't think of getting his graphic novels.  Until now.
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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2014, 06:09:30 PM »
With people falling behind and the holidays approaching, I'd suggest making December a month for catching up and picking the next book in January.
Yup I agree. Lets do Book #4 next year :)

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2014, 06:47:50 PM »
With people falling behind and the holidays approaching, I'd suggest making December a month for catching up and picking the next book in January.

Agree!

That would be good.

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2014, 06:52:30 PM »
I just saw that film as well, but didn't think of getting his graphic novels.  Until now.

I have only read two so far The Incal & Megalex. But as far as I know The Incal is his best. (One of the best graphic novels I have read) Also have heard good things about The Metabarons.

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 12:21:15 AM »
My copy is sitting on the table next to me...which means my clock has started ticking...three weeks to finish it!

Even though I really want to read Invisible Man, I'm regretting we didn't pick Bossypants if only because I started/finished it today on audiobook. Very good and very quick.

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2014, 06:10:27 PM »
Okay, so we are reading Invisible Man in January?  Sounds good to me.
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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2014, 11:24:34 PM »
My understanding is Invisible Man is November and December and there'd be a new book picked at the start of January?

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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2014, 05:32:56 PM »
My understanding is Invisible Man is November and December and there'd be a new book picked at the start of January?

Oh, gotcha.  Good thing I have the audiobook, so it shouldn't be a problem getting to it.
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Re: FS Book Discussion #3 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2014, 06:39:04 PM »
I'm diving in now! :)