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by Michael Crichton | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Voracious86 of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 10, 2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Voracious86 from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 10, 2011

This book has not been rated.

This looks like a pretty interesting book involving time travel, a mystery and quantum physics but I couldn't get into it. Hopefully someone else will! 


Journal Entry 2 by Voracious86 at CVS in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/10/2011 UTC) at CVS in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be left on top of one of the Hippo containers in front of the Main St. CVS in Nashua. 


Journal Entry 3 by Voracious86 at CVS in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 10, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (9/10/2011 UTC) at CVS in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Hope someone finds and enjoys! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Excellent! I found the book in the Hippo box as described (those boxes come in handy sometimes, especially for wild-releasing in bad weather), and was pleased to get another Crichton novel; I've enjoyed several of his books, including Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, but hadn't read this one.

[And welcome to BookCrossing, Voracious86! Wild catches aren't as common as we'd all like, so I was delighted when you caught and journaled my release of Cockatiels at Seven - and even more thrilled to see you jump in to BookCrossing yourself! I hope you hear back from your other releases as well, but do be patient if they don't phone home right away; some books aren't heard from for months or even years after release, only to check in when least expected.] 


Journal Entry 5 by Voracious86 at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, September 12, 2011

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Thanks for the warm welcome- I'm so excited one of my first releases was caught! I also can be patient and I think I'll really enjoy the surprise element of never knowing when a book will check back in. I took my wild book in Friday evening, registered and journaled Saturday morning and that afternoon went on my first releasing expedition (Which was so much fun! I love trying to be stealthy!) with 6 of my own books. Hope you enjoy this one- I love the story concept, just could never really get into it/past the first few chapters. Anyway, this is an incredibly cool concept- people usually love surprises, new books and it's great to do something unexpected (I'm also fond of treasure hunts!) so I couldn't help but jump right in! I'm going to see if I can do some serious hunting soon- would love to find my next wild book! I was so pleased about how the first one basically just fell in my lap- a great surprised. :) 


Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, October 13, 2011

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this - a fast-moving story with some entertaining twists, and plenty of drama! The premise is similar to that of Connie Willis' Doomsday Book; researchers have found a way to go back in time, with plenty of preparation regarding languages and immunizations, and with lots of warnings against trying to change anything. And then some of them get trapped in the past... There's even a similar problem at the modern-day end, so that the time-travel mechanism can't be invoked immediately for a rescue. But the stories themselves, while both very good, are quite different in tone.

I enjoy the way that Crichton explains the technology behind his plot devices; he manages to convey a lot of real science along with just enough doesn't-quite-work-that-way stuff to make the plot work, and he has his characters make use of some of the techno-bits in critical scenes later on. And I liked several of the characters, especially Marek, the medieval-weapons expert who was so delighted to be able to take part in an actual joust! [While all of the time travelers found out that the actual 1300s were rather different than they'd imagined, Marek's expectations weren't nearly as far off as the others' were.]

I liked the descriptions of the medieval communities, and I really enjoyed the ways in which the different characters responded to their situation. There were, perhaps, a few too many convenient coincidences, but not more so than in most fiction, and the story moved along briskly enough that I didn't mind. And while the up-to-the-very-last-second climax was a cliche, it'd be hard to imagine a story like this where they solved everything with several hours to go {wry grin}. I also *really* enjoyed the epilogue; a favorite character got a just reward, and a nasty one was served justice as well!

[There's a 2003 film adaptation of the book; I haven't seen it, and the reviews aren't great, but now that I've read the book I might give it a look if I get a chance. And the TV Tropes page for the novel has some entertaining notes.] 


Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Caffe Bella Vita (OBCZ), 30 Charles St., Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, October 27, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/27/2011 UTC) at Caffe Bella Vita (OBCZ), 30 Charles St., Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on the book-swap shelf in Cafe Bella Vita at about 2:30; hope the finder enjoys it! [It's a chilly, rainy day, so it was lovely to get some nice hot coffee. And they have lovely lemon meringue pie as well!]

*** Released as part of msrubble's 2011 Movie Books release challenge ***

*** Released as part of DragonGoddess's 2011 October TICK-TOCK release challenge, for the word "time" in the title. *** 




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