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

Monday, May 7, 2012

QMBC XV : Bel Ami




Reading:

Bel Ami 
by 
Guy De Maupassant


Venue: Bellamy's Public House, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Date: Monday 7th May 2012





One Sentence Summaries


McGavin: "A lot more gee than just the author's name!"

Clay: McGavin +1

Webb: "Cor Belami Guvnor, George Duroy doesn't have get around!"

McCarthy: Abstained

Syme: "The translator's efforts may have cause some subtleties to Maupass' me by"

Jameson: "This guy can cup my balls!"



The Scores

Whitby Syme:
Plot - 13/20
Execution - 13/20
Characters - 12/20
Food for thought - 5/10
Extra points - 6/13
Total: 49/83


Tiger McGavin:
Action - 7/13
Well Writteness - 11/13
Sexiness - 5/8
Quincey Morrisness - 5/10
Interestingness - 15/17
Unputdownableness - 17/22
Total: 60/83


Carl Jameson:
Well Writteness - 10/20
Quincey Morrisness - 11/20
Interestingness - 11/20
Food for thought - 11/23
Total: 43/83


Atticus McCarthy:
Interestingness - 11/15
Quincey Morrisness - 11/15
Action-ness - 6/10
Execution - 16/20
Unputdownableness - 6/10
Discussability - 9/13
Total: 59/83

William Clay:

Quincey Morrisness - 3/16
Action-ness - 5/15
Accurate Translation-ness - 15/15
Interestingness - 10/15
Unputdownableness - 6/7

Total: 39/83

Mycroft Webb:

Action - 8/15
Well Writteness - 12/15
Quincey Morrisness - 15/16
Interestingness - 11/15
Unputdownableness - 16/22
Total: 62/83

Average for Bel-Ami: 52.00


Nominations

McGavin: 
Flashman by George McDonald Fraser 

Clay: 
Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Jameson: 
Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg

McCarthy: 
HHhH by Laurence Binet

Syme: 
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregellis

Webb: 
C by Tom McCarthy
Schopenhauer's Telescope by Gerard Donovan



The Voting



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