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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

QMBC XIV: Zone One



Reading


Zone One
by
Colson Whitehead

The McGavin Residence, Dublin.
7th February 2012

One Sentence Summaries

Tiger McGavin: Memories of how Mark Spitz in the face of death have plagued me since last night, placing me in a zone one would rather not be.

Carl Jameson: High literature? I'd like to show Colson Whitehead The Road.

Atticus McCarthy: Zone out.

William Clay: Zone one, zombie fun.

Xavier Paddington: No more sci-fi.

Whitby Syme: Undead? Some would say it should be left unread.

Scores


Tiger McGavin: 39/83
Interestingness: 11/17
Actioness: 6/13
Sexiness: 4/8
Unputdownableness: 11/22
Well Writteness: 2/13
Quincey Morrisness: 5/10

Atticus McCarthy: 46/83
Interestingness: 12/15
Quincey Morrisness: 10/15
Actioness: 6/10
Execution: 10/20
Unputdownableness: 3/10
Discussableness: 7/13
Forgetableness: -2

William Clay: 58/83
Plot: 8/10
Interestingness: 15/20
Quincey Morrisness: 15/20
Concept: 5/10
Zombies: 13/23

Carl Jameson: 22/83
Interestingness: 10/15
Quincey Morrisness: 10/15
Well Writteness: 1/1*
Unputdownableness: 1/50
Food for thought: 0/3

* Clay comments this represents 100% well writteness.

Whitby Syme: 34/83
Plot: 8/20
Execution: 11/20
Characters: 7/20
Food for thought: 4/10
Extra points: 4/13

Xavier Paddington: 35/83
Interestingness: 3/15
Quincey Morrisness: 8/15
Actioness: 8/10
Execution: 5/20
Unputdownableness: 7/10
Discussableness: 4/13


Zone One earned a QMBC rating of 39 / 83.

Nominations

William Clay
- Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell

Whitby Syme
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tiger McGavin:
- LadyChatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Atticus McCarthy
- Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

Xaviar Paddington
- The Prince by Machiavelli (vetoed by Tiger McGavin)
- Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Carl Jameson
- Pure by Andrew Miller

The Voting


BookClaySymeMcGavinMcCarthyJamesonPaddingtonTotal
Bel Ami300200300-1002001100
Pure100100200200-300900
Lady Chatterley's Lover-300-100300-700
Moneyball--100300--400
Siege of Krishnapur-----100100
Norwegian Wood-------
A Princess of Mars200---200-400

Next: Bel Ami
Nearly: Pure

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