"Men of few words are the best men." - William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act III, Scene II

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

QMBC XII: Letters From My Windmill


Reading


Letters From My Windmill
by
Alphonse Daudet

O'Neills, Suffolk Street, Dublin.
23rd August 2011

One Sentence Summaries

Xavier Paddington: Is reading LFMW in English a bit like looking at a photocopy of a Monet painting and commenting that it's a bit fuzzy?

Tiger McGavin: Reviews from my mind will say it's a poor man's Dracula.

Atticus McCarthy: Aesop's fables 2.0

Carl Jameson: This will continue turning over in my mind for many years to come.

William Clay: Do the people of Camargue actually like the book?... Daudet? (Doubt it?)

Whitby Syme: Someone looking for excitement in this book will find themselves tilting at windmills.

Mycroft Webb: LFMW: I've been Moulin this over for awhile, and I like it.

Scores


Tiger McGavin: 40/83
Actioness: 3/13
Well Writteness: 9/13
Sexiness: 3/8
Quincey Morrisness: 2/10
Interestingness: 10/17
Unputdownableness: 13/22

Atticus McCarthy: 34/83

Interestingness: 9/15
Quincey Morrisness: 3/15
Actioness: 2/10
Execution: 10/20
Unputdownableness: 6/10
Discussableness: 7/13
Forgetableness: -3

William Clay: 40/83

Carl Jameson: 56/83
Sexy goatness: 8/10
Quincey Morrisness: 6/10
Interestingness: 7/10
Food for thought: 10/20
Well Writteness: 10/13
Aftertaste: 15/20

Mycroft Webb: 58

Whitby Syme: 47/83
Plot: 10/20
Execution: 11/20
Characters: 15/20
Food for thought: 5/10
Extra points: 6/13


Xavier Paddington: 46/83
Quincey Morrisness: 4/15
Interestingness: 10/20
Well Writteness: 9/20
Unputdownableness: 15/20
Food for thought: 2/8
Random bonus points: 6 (for nice warm feelings)

Letters From My Windmill earned a QMBC rating of 45.85 / 83.

Nominations

William Clay
- The Affair by Lee Child

Whitby Syme
- Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
- The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans

Tiger McGavin:
- One Shot by Lee Child

Atticus McCarthy
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Mycroft Webb
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Carl Jameson
- Outpost by Adam baker

The Voting


BookClaySymeMcGavinMcCarthyJamesonWebbTotal
Outpost100200-200-200700
One Shot200----100300
The Kid Stays in the Picture300-300---600
Galileo's Dream--100300100300800
The Reluctant Fundamentalist--200-200-400
A Confederacy of Dunces-100-100300-500
The Affair-300----300

Next: Galileo's Dream
Nearly: Outpost

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