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Match 16 - The Runestaff vs Gloriana

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  • Match 16 - The Runestaff vs Gloriana

    talk freely

    what's its all about
    The Runestaff

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Groakes; 01-22-2009, 06:44 PM.
    Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.

  • #2
    Gloriana every time for me.
    A very powerful novel!
    "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

    Hunter S Thompson


    • #3
      Glorianna must be one of the bookies favs methinks.


      • #4
        This contest seems a bit unbalanced - comparing a book written in three days with a novel written in six weeks. I'm not sure I've really read Gloriana all the way through in one go but what I know of it tells me it the superior contender. But Runestaff has that tragic, tragic ending as well. Curse you Groakes for making me have to choose between them! It's gonna have to be Glory, isn't it?
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


        • #5
          It's a tough choice - the Runestaff, for all its pulpy faults, is a great ending! But Gloriana is another of my top 5 of Mike's so Glory glory halleluljah!
          Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.


          • #6
            Easily Gloriana. And not just because of the covers!
            You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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            • #7
              Runestaff this time, maybe I'll change my mind tomorrow
              Google ergo sum


              • #8
                Gloriana was my summer holiday reading last year. I loved it and raced through it. A fabulous book - hard to believe it was written in six weeks.
                'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

                Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)