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

Monday, August 26, 2013

QMBC XXII: Me Talk Pretty One Day




Reading


Me Talk Pretty One Day
by
David Sedaris

O'Neills, Suffolk St, Dublin.
26th August 2013

One Sentence Summaries


Tiger McGavin: Le coq sport'daris.

Carl Jameson: Me Thought Pretty Funny Gay.

William Clay: Nil point.

Guisseppe Wellman: Me Read Happy All the Way, Hard to Better this.

Ramius Valderón: As the book rots to a black pulp me nibble it occasionally.

Mycroft Webb: Naughtobiographical.

Whitby Syme: Funny book.

Scores


Ramius Valderón: 47/83
Writing style likeability: 12/20
Plot: 0/20
Humour peak: 35/43

William Clay: 34/83

Mycroft Webb: 48/83
Well writtenness: 12/20
Action: 3/10
Unputdownableness: 10/15
Characters: 11/23
Humour: 12/15

Carl Jameson: 53/83

Tiger McGavin: 61/83
Interestingness: 15/15
Well writtenness: 13/13
Sexiness: 4/8
Action: 8/13
Quincey Morrisness: 3/14
Unputdownableness: 18/20

Whitby Syme: 47/83
Characters: 14/20
Execution: 15/20
Food for thought: 2/10
Plot: 8/20
Extra points: 8/13

Guisseppe Wellman: 48/83
Page turnability: 21/28
Comedic value: 22/27
Future impactness on my life: 5/27


Me Talk Pretty One Day earned a QMBC rating of 48.29 / 83.

Nominations

The theme for this meeting's nominations was books which were written in a language other than English.

Ramius Valderón:
- A Pimp's Notes by Giorgio Faletti

Guisseppe Wellman:
- The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato

William Clay:
- Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Mycroft Webb:
- Blindness by Jose Saramago

Carl Jameson:
- Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

Whitby Syme:
- Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh

Tiger McGavin:
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

The Voting


BookJamesonWebbWellmanClayMcGavinValderónSymeTotal
A Pimp's Notes300300100----700
The Trial and Death of Socrates-200--200200100700
Planet of the Apes100-200--100-400
Blindness200--200--200600
Wetlands-100300100300-3001100
Genocidal Organ----100300-400
Norwegian Wood---300---300

Next: Wetlands
Nearly: The Trial and Death of Socrates / A Pimp's Notes

Theme for next meeting's nomination: Classics