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Hello to all, and welcome to the Battle of the Books!

OK, so this game is slightly plagiarised from a previous thread in the movies category, but it should be interesting nonetheless.

Here are the rules:

1. Each book starts off with 30 points.
2. Each person will be able to add 5 points to one book and subtract 5 points from another book up to TWICE a day until a) a book reaches 60 points and thus enters the Hall of Fame, or b) a book reaches 0 points and gets put in the Hall of Shame.
3. Once a book reaches 60 or 0 points, the NEXT poster is allowed to add a new book and can add points accordingly. And so on and so forth.

Hall of Fame:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
1984 by George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The BFG by Roald Dahl
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
The Shining by Stephen King
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Hall of Shame:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (?!)
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman (:sad:)
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
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PS: If you haven't seen it yet, check out Puddles the Monkey's thread 'TSR Battle of the Bands', which follows the same basic format, but with bands!
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...207&p=50037741
It's going to get intense.

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OK, without much further ado, let's begin! :ahee:

1984 by George Orwell (30)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (30)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (25) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (35) +5
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
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1984 by George Orwell (35) +5
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (30)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (20) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (35)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
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Finally, a response! Thank you, kind sir/madame!


1984 by George Orwell (35)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (30)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (15) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (35)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (35) +5
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Dorian Gray +5
Twilight -5
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1984 by George Orwell (35)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35) +5
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (5) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (40)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (35) +5
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1984 by George Orwell (35)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (0) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (45) +5
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (35)

I don't think that was particularly surprising, tbh.
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1984 by George Orwell (40) +5
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (25) -5
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (0)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (45)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (30)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (35)
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1984 by George Orwell (40)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (20) - 5
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (0)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (45)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35) + 5
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (35)
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(Original post by CongressTart)
OK, so this game is slightly plagiarised from a previous thread in the movies category, but it should be interesting nonetheless.
Brilliant!!

1984 by George Orwell (40)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (25) +5
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (0)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (45)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
-5
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas (30)

(Can I add a new book since Twilight ran out??)
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Brilliant!!

1984 by George Orwell (40)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (25) +5
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (0)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (45)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
-5
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas (30)

(Can I add a new book since Twilight ran out??)
Of course! Keep the votes coming, people!

1984 by George Orwell (40)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (20) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (50) +5
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (30)
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Pride and Prejudice +5
1984 -5
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A Clockwork Orange +5
Great Expectations -5
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Great idea, btw.
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1984 by George Orwell (45)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (30)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (20) -5
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (50) +5
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (30)
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (20)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (50)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25) -5
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1984 by George Orwell (45)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (15) (-5)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (55) (+5)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)
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1984 by George Orwell (50) +5
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (10) (-5)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (55)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)
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1984 by George Orwell (50)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5) (-5)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (60) (+5)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)

Ooh yeah that's satisfying.

The next person chooses the book to replace Dorian Gray...
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1984 by George Orwell (50)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5) (-5)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (60) (+5)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (30)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)

Ooh yeah that's satisfying.

The next person chooses the book to replace Dorian Gray...
It's me again... :ninja: Hope that's okay. Just want to keep this thread alive!!

1984 by George Orwell (50)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (25)
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (35) +5
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1984 by George Orwell (55) (+5)
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (35)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (0) (-5)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (30)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (35)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (25)
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (25)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (35) +5
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