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Announcement: April's Book! (Pirates! in an Adventure...)

Postby Diana » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:20 pm

Book Club Announcement: April's book!

Sorry it's late, guys! Hopefully the book will make up for this – it comes with Jangra's high recommendations, and it seems to be right up AFC's alley.

So here it is: we're going to read a book called The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, by Gideon DeFoe. You can look at it here, on Amazon.com, and most local bookstores/libraries should have at least one copy.

Post in here to make non-spoiler comments about your attempts to get the book, and check out the synopsis below.

Plot Summary, courtesy of Amazon
"In a style reminiscent of Monty Python and Douglas Adams (or so the publisher asserts) comes this tiny tome from fledgling author Defoe, set in the early 1800s (although filled with anachronisms such as Post-it Notes and dental floss). The adventure begins as the pirate captain (none of the crew have names, just descriptions, such as the "pirate with the red scarf" and the "pirate dressed in green") mistakes Charles Darwin's ship, Beagle, for a treasure ship from the Bank of England and boards it. Darwin's only claim to fame at this point is that he has taught an ape--a Man-panzee by the name of Mr. Bobo--to behave as a proper, albeit speechless, English gentleman. The pirate captain and Darwin, now chums, head back to England to rescue Darwin's brother, who has been abducted by the evil bishop of Oxford. Once in foggy London, the pirates encounter damsels in distress, nefarious schemes, and even the Elephant Man. Aficionados of outre British humor should find this amusing."
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby Skater Girl » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:42 am

This book seems interesting! And it sounds like something they'll have in my school library. I'll try to check it once I get back to school! Very Happy I'll have to satisfy myself with just the excerpts, though... which I hope to find. I hope they have it. Do they?

And I nearly asked either of you guys where April's book went... So, yeah.
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby Ihdreniel » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:24 pm

Yay, April book! Very Happy
I just ordered it from Barnes and Noble five minutes ago.
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Postby XOLEPsFirstOX » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:37 pm

Pirates in London, this definately seems like a good read.......
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby Gus » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:44 pm

Gah! No! My library doesn't have a copy at all!

And I'm too cheap to buy it.
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby arty_gal » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:49 pm

I don't have a library to check in until the 11th and none of the bookshops near me have it. It'd better be cheap! Hope I get it though. Razz
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby Skater Girl » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:07 pm

So many people who don't have the book...

Luckily, I found an extract.... Here! Very Happy
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby Ihdreniel » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:05 am

Well, I tried to get it, but our stupid, tiny, pathetic excuse for a library doesn't have a copy of anything at all worth reading the book. Barnes & Noble says it's out of print, but Amazon.com doesn't. Hmmm. Conspiracy, maybe.
::hopes to be able to order it, y'know, before the month is over::
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Re: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL'S BOOK

Postby BookWorm3 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:26 pm

I will try to find the book, it looks like a good one, but if other people here are having a hard time finding it, it will be really hard for me. At the moment I live in a tiny town with an even tinier Library and my parents would never let me acutally buy the book. Nevertheless, I will try. Neutral
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