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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

QMBC XVIII: The Last Town on Earth



Reading:

The Last Town on Earth
by 
Thomas Mullen


Venue: Bull & Castle, Dublin

Date: Sunday, 2nd December 2012



One Sentence Summaries

McGavin: "These boys were jamming in the days of the war." (Tumbleweeds were observed)

Clay: I wood saw that this is a fir to middling book that just lumbered long, I wished it flu."

Webb: "It's a good book, I am surprised it did not go viral."

McCarthy: "If only it flu past."

Syme: "A poor physician was the bane of that town."

Jameson: "I flu through it!"


The Scores

Whitby Syme:
Plot - 12/20
Execution - 11/20
Characters - 15/20
Food for thought - 5/10
Extra points - 7/13
Total: 50/83


Tiger McGavin:
Action - 10/13
Well Writteness - 10/13
Sexiness - 5/8
Quincey Morrisness -11/14
Interestingness - 14/15
Unputdownableness - 16/20
Total: 66/83


Carl Jameson:
Falling Man +10 = 51/83


Atticus McCarthy:
Interestingness - 10/15
Quincey Morrisness - 10/18
Action-ness - 6/10
Execution - 12/20
Unputdownableness - 12/20
Forgettableness -2/0
Total: 48/83

William Clay:
Total: 39/83

Mycroft Webb:
Action - 8/12
Well Writteness - 13/16
Quincey Morrisness - 8/14
Interestingness - 14/15
Unputdownableness - 6/15
Characters - 10/11
Total: 59/83

Average for The Last Town on Earth: 52.16


Nominations

McGavin: 
Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein

Clay: 
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

Jameson: 
The 39 Steps - John Buchan

McCarthy:
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King

Syme: 
Mark of Zorro - Johnston McCulley
The Hour of the Dragon - Robert Howard

Webb: 
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens


The Voting





There was a tie between Cloud Atlas and The 39 Steps which when put to the customary show of hands saw the seminal spy thriller selected as the next book by the QMBC. 

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