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Clockwork Angels (2012): Songs Elimination (Round 6)


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Poll: Clockwork Angels (2012): Songs Elimination (Round 6) (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Immune:

  1. Caravan (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  2. Clockwork Angels (4 votes [19.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

  3. The Anarchist (5 votes [23.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

  4. The Wreckers (3 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. Headlong Flight (5 votes [23.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

  6. The Garden (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

Eliminate:

  1. Caravan (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  2. Clockwork Angels (7 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. The Anarchist (1 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  4. The Wreckers (9 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  5. Headlong Flight (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. The Garden (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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#1 _hi_water._

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 08:47 AM

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8. "BU2B"
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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM

I vote The Wreckers out

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 10:16 AM

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out
Seems any easy choice.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 04:00 PM

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out

Me too.

I wonder if the book is worth a read though.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:18 PM

View Post78jazz, on 02 August 2021 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out

Me too.

I wonder if the book is worth a read though.

Save The Wreckers! (ironic, no?)

And, no, the book is not really worth reading. It's most notable for the awkward and repeated ways Anderson shoehorns into the text the names of songs. Maybe if you weren't a fan, you'd never notice, but as a fan, it's a great big blinking neon sign that says "see what I did there?!?" and it takes you right out of the text. As a novel of a young man's journey to maturity in a fantasy world of steampunk England, separate from the music of Rush, it's merely meh.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:23 PM

Let's get THE GARDEN out, let's dig it up! I knew right from the beginning that the old folks home area of TRF was determined to vote their favourite RUSH song of all time as the top song on Clockwork Angels. They love it because it made them cry crocodile tears over Neil's lyrics and they kissed the pages of his travel books all night long until they were soggier than yogurt! Dig the Garden up and get it out you RUSH wankers!

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:24 PM

(I was trying for a RUSHHEAD666 Earl special with that last post)

I think I got close, what do you think?

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:49 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 02 August 2021 - 07:18 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 02 August 2021 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out

Me too.

I wonder if the book is worth a read though.

Save The Wreckers! (ironic, no?)

And, no, the book is not really worth reading. It's most notable for the awkward and repeated ways Anderson shoehorns into the text the names of songs. Maybe if you weren't a fan, you'd never notice, but as a fan, it's a great big blinking neon sign that says "see what I did there?!?" and it takes you right out of the text. As a novel of a young man's journey to maturity in a fantasy world of steampunk England, separate from the music of Rush, it's merely meh.
That's a very kind review of the book.

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 10:08 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 02 August 2021 - 07:18 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 02 August 2021 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out

Me too.

I wonder if the book is worth a read though.

Save The Wreckers! (ironic, no?)

And, no, the book is not really worth reading. It's most notable for the awkward and repeated ways Anderson shoehorns into the text the names of songs. Maybe if you weren't a fan, you'd never notice, but as a fan, it's a great big blinking neon sign that says "see what I did there?!?" and it takes you right out of the text. As a novel of a young man's journey to maturity in a fantasy world of steampunk England, separate from the music of Rush, it's merely meh.

While I appreciate the review, I meant the book The Wreckers is based on (and yes, I am guessing you have read that).

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 10:18 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 02 August 2021 - 09:24 PM, said:

(I was trying for a RUSHHEAD666 Earl special with that last post)

I think I got close, what do you think?
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Posted 03 August 2021 - 07:31 AM

View Post78jazz, on 02 August 2021 - 10:08 PM, said:

View PostNova Carmina, on 02 August 2021 - 07:18 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 02 August 2021 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postzepphead, on 02 August 2021 - 09:09 AM, said:

I vote The Wreckers out

Me too.

I wonder if the book is worth a read though.

Save The Wreckers! (ironic, no?)

And, no, the book is not really worth reading. It's most notable for the awkward and repeated ways Anderson shoehorns into the text the names of songs. Maybe if you weren't a fan, you'd never notice, but as a fan, it's a great big blinking neon sign that says "see what I did there?!?" and it takes you right out of the text. As a novel of a young man's journey to maturity in a fantasy world of steampunk England, separate from the music of Rush, it's merely meh.

While I appreciate the review, I meant the book The Wreckers is based on (and yes, I am guessing you have read that).

Oops; sorry -- overshot the mark, there. I guess I didn't remember/know that song was based on a specific book.

Do you mean "Jamaica Inn" by Du Maurier? Yes, that book is worth reading reading, as is most of her stuff, although it's not a history, really, and she takes some artistic license with the episodes.

There is also an Ian Lawrence thing (also called The Wreckers). I've read it, too, after I saw it at a Scholastic Book Fair at my kids' school. It's for middle schoolers, maybe; it has interesting elements, but I wouldn't recommend it, exactly. Plus, it paints a cartoonish version of the Cornish, my family's people, so there's that.

And then there's a history by a writer named Bathurst, and that is an interesting work, and she covers a lot of ground -- or coastline -- to demonstrate the scope of the practice of scavenging ships. Lots of time spent in Cornwall, but with some nuance and historical context.

You could have yourself quite a little Wreckers spree!

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 05:58 PM

View PostNova Carmina, on 03 August 2021 - 07:31 AM, said:


Do you mean "Jamaica Inn" by Du Maurier?

Yes.

I probably know this from the Hitchcock treatment, and I also wonder if Rebecca is worth reading as well.




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