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Match 69 Elric of Melnibone vs The Condition of Muzak

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  • Match 69 Elric of Melnibone vs The Condition of Muzak

    Match 69 Elric of Melnibone vs The Condition of Muzak

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    Elric of Melnibone
    50.00%
    16
    The Condition of Muzak
    50.00%
    16

    The poll is expired.

    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.
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  • #2
    The Song Remains the Same - so its Muzak for me. Even though I ENJOY The English Assassin more, I DO think that the Condition of Muzak is possibly the "better" novel. And as such it is one of the great works of literature, and certainly one of the most stylistically exciting, written in the last century. While I find Elric to be an enjoyable fantasy romp, which fills in plenty of backstory, there is no doubt in my mind that Jerry comes out on top here.
    Last edited by Groakes; 02-16-2010, 01:29 PM.
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    • #3
      Elric shall stand tall, for we are now his blade. LET US CUT JERRY INTO PIECES AND TAKE HIS SOUL!
      Eh... I found Elric more enjoyable than The Cure For Cancer. I never really got into it, probably because I wasn't able to understand it. It's been sitting in my bookshelf for a few years, only half-read...

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      • #4
        Echo Brother Groakes 100%!
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        Hunter S Thompson

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        • #5
          Got to be JC I'm afraid. EoM is good, but not THAT good.
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          • #6
            Condition of M for me as well.

            Must get round to re-reading The Entropy Tango some time soon.
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            • #7
              Went for Jerry. No contest for me.
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              • #8
                Blood and Souls
                Kevin McCabe
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                • #9
                  Voted for Elric but really a Hobson's Choice vote for me since TCoM remains unread at present so although I suspect (very strongly) that it's the better novel I can't say hand-on-heart that I know it is.

                  There is, of course, now a possibility that if both ML and TCoM make it through to the final that will be two finalists I won't have read (which is why I really want Bastable to beat ML.)
                  _"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."

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                  • #10
                    Ah, suspense!
                    (No objection)
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                    • #11
                      No contest imho, TCoM concludes a brilliant quartet dealing with adult themes (sometimes!) in adult / literary terms, whereas EoM just doesn't reach out beyond the fantastic.
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                      • #12
                        I would have loved to see Elric of Melnibone vs. the Final Programme. That would have seemed fitting.

                        I have to go with Muzak. One of the two best JC books, and honestly I can`t say the same for the Elric`s first appearance.
                        Last edited by J-Sun; 02-19-2010, 06:22 PM.
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                        • #13
                          It's neck-and-neck: Prince or Pierrot - who will take the checkered flag?

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                          • #14
                            Pierrot has just edged ahead, again.

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                            • #15
                              Just like that clown to rise from the dead.
                              Kevin McCabe
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