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

Saturday, March 16, 2013

QMBC XIX: The 39 Steps


Reading


The 39 Steps
by
John Buchan

The McGavin Residence, Dublin.
16th March 2013

One Sentence Summaries


Carl Jameson: The source of the modern action genre.

William Clay: Forrest Gump meets Inspector Clouseau.

Whitby Syme: I had to skip a few steps, and I didn't quite reach the balcony. *

Mycroft Webb: Can this be the one that started it all? This Buchan.


* Poor show for not finishing the book. Note: the eponymous 39 steps did not even lead to a balcony.

Scores


Tiger McGavin: 55/83

William Clay: 57/83

Carl Jameson: 60/83

Whitby Syme: 50/83

Mycroft Webb: 39/83

Ramius Valderón: 49/83
Fiskness: 4/25
Self-Pittitude: 10/12
Nationhood protection: 20/28
Adventurality: 15/18

The 39 Steps earned a QMBC rating of 51.67 / 83.

Nominations

William Clay
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Whitby Syme

- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Tiger McGavin:
- The Dubliners by James Joyce

Mycroft Webb
- Women by Charles Bukowski

Carl Jameson

- Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amos
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


The Voting


BookClayWebbJamesonSymeMcGavinTotal
H2G2--100-100200
Making Money100200---300
The Dubliners--200--200
A Midsummer Night's Dream-100-100200400
Lucky Jim---300-300
A Confederacy of Dunces300300-200-800
Women200-300-300800

Next: A Confederacy of Dunces
Nearly: Women

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