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The Breast
by Philip Roth | Literature & Fiction
Registered by redfox5 of Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 30, 2011
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by eparks4232): to be read


13 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by redfox5 from Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Brought this becuase it's on the wishlist of someone I'm doing a christmas exchange with, thought I'd give it a read first :)  


Journal Entry 2 by redfox5 at Sandhurst, Berkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 30, 2011

5 out of 10

This is a funny little book. Can't help but feel it would have been much better if he'd been a breast on an actual woman, instead of a free floating breast becuase that just didn't make any sence whatsoever.  


Journal Entry 3 by redfox5 at Uk Secret Santa, Exchange -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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A Christmas Wish. Happy Christmas :)  


Journal Entry 4 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, December 25, 2011

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Thank you so much redfox5 and a very Merry Christmas. This book will go straight to the top of my TBR pile.

Thank you also for the other gifts; the nutcrackers are on my tree, the chocolate reindeer is in my tummy and the teabags are waiting next to the new teapot I received from a friend this morning. Thank you so much xx 


Journal Entry 5 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, January 07, 2012

6 out of 10

An easy to read, small book that I read in one sitting. Very strange though and I would have liked a little more explanation as to what had happened or even what could have happened later. I seem to find all of Philip Roth's books a little hard to connect with but this one was something else.

Thanks so much for the wishlist book redfox5. I will offer this up as a bookray to see if there is any interest from other 1001 readers.

Bookray Participants;

Caroley (UK/EU)
pinkydinky (UK/EU)
katrinat (UK/EU)
kingfan30 (UK/EU)
mafarrimond (UK/Intl)
pontmercy (UK/EU)
salvami (IRL/Intl)
Simson-Shilitoe (Germany/Intl)
Tsjara (Netherlands/Intl)
Sfogs (NZ/US)
eparks4232 (US/Intl)
Lizzy-stardust (US/US)
dicentragirl (US/Intl)

*Could the last person on the ray please either try to start the ray with new participants or donate the book to the 1001 library. Thank you.* 


Journal Entry 6 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Off to Caroley to start the ray. Enjoy everyone. 


Journal Entry 7 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, January 23, 2012

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Received today thanks. I'll just finish my current book and then I'll read this one. It sounds interesting so I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for starting the ray Dan. 


Journal Entry 8 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2012

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This was very short and it was extremely bizarre. I liked it a lot. It's about a man who is transformed overnight into a giant breast. The book is written from the man's/breast's point of view. It's funny but really very good at the same time. You have to wonder how he thought it up though...

I've already been in touch with pinkydinky so I'll get it posted off soon. 


Journal Entry 9 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2012

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On its way to amuse the next reader. 


Journal Entry 10 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 30, 2012

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Thanks Caroley. Looks interesting! 


Journal Entry 11 by pinkydinky at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 03, 2012

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I don't really know what to say about this book. Odd is the word that comes to mind.

On it's way to Katrinat 


Journal Entry 12 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Arrived today, I'm in the middle of a book at the moment, but should get to read it next week as it is half term. Thanks for sending, sounds 'interesting'. 


Journal Entry 13 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, February 11, 2012

2 out of 10

What a dreadful book! Crude and unnecessary. I have the address for the next person so this will be posted on soon. 


Journal Entry 14 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Off to the next reader, thanks for sharing
 


Journal Entry 15 by kingfan30 at Corby Glen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 out of 10

Book has arrived safe and sound, thanks for sharing.

18 March 12 - WTF!!! This has got to be one of the strangest books out there, I really don't know what to say other than thank goodness its short. 


Journal Entry 16 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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On its way to mafarrimond 


Journal Entry 17 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 06, 2012

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The book arrived about a week ago. Sorry I thought I had journalled its' arrival!

A strange lttle book. You can't help but wonder what inspired him to write it! 


Journal Entry 18 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Posted on to pontmercy who is now in Finland. 


Journal Entry 19 by pontmercy at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Sunday, May 27, 2012

7 out of 10

Received the book a few weeks ago, thank you mafarrimond, and only just found it under a pile of (untouched) school books. What a quirky little book! Short, thankfully, the sex bits were quite dreadful though it had its funny moments too. I do prefer Gogol's The Nose though...

Off to the next! 


Journal Entry 20 by pontmercy at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland on Monday, May 28, 2012

6 out of 10

Released 2 yrs ago (5/28/2012 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa Finland

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Salvami asked to be passed so I sent the book to Samson-Shilitoe. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 21 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Saturday, June 02, 2012

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The book arrived safe and sound in today`s mail.

Thank you very much, Danielle23, for including me in another of your bookrings.

And Thank you very much, Pontmercy, for posting and using stamps on the envelope. 


Journal Entry 22 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Thursday, July 05, 2012

4 out of 10

This is a truly bizarre book. Why Roth would choose to write a story about a man turning into a breast is beyond me (a fan of Kafka I guess) A quick read that if you don't like it, you didn't waste too much of your time.

Posting to Tsjara as soon as I get an postal address. 


Journal Entry 23 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, July 09, 2012

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On its way now to the Netherlands! 


Journal Entry 24 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 16, 2012

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The book arrived here safely. (Nice stamps!) Thanks a lot for sending the book, the chocolate and the lovely card Simson-Shilitoe! :)
I'm quite curious about this little book, sounds uhm.. interesting..
Thanks Danielle23 for organizing the bookray! 


Journal Entry 25 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

6 out of 10

Well.. this was a very strange little book, I'm glad it was short. Not sure what the point of the story was, it didn't seem to go anywhere..(or maybe there isn't). He just changes into a (woman's) breast and keeps ranting and going a bit crazy/paranoid (why did he change into a breast? Will he stay like that for ever?). But Roth does have a nice writing style (even if the sentences were a bit long sometimes). 


Journal Entry 26 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Now on its way to Lamelemon. :)
Safe travels little book! 


Journal Entry 27 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Friday, July 27, 2012

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I have to love the Netherlands post, every time I ship to or receive something from them it arrives with the speed of light :)

Thanks Tsjara for sending me this quirky little one, I have two other small ones that I should read before it, but then again weekend's almost here, and it looks like one or two hours will be enough for it. Love the stamps, too :) 


Journal Entry 28 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Friday, August 03, 2012

7 out of 10

An interesting, absurd little book, though I have to disagree with the ones who reviewed it as funny. I found the sexual part bearable and not offensive, as I'm sure some might. What I liked the most was the way the main character was challenging his own sanity.

Eventually I can say it did make me curious to read the books it claimes were its sources, novels like Kafka's Metamorphosis or Gogol's Nose. The funny thing is I'm also currently reading Apuleius' Golden Ass, which talks about a transformation of its own..

Thanks for making me a part of this book's journey. It marks my 99th read on the combined 1001 list. Now PMing the next in line, this little one will most probably be on the road again at the beginning of next week. 


Journal Entry 29 by lamelemon at București, Wallachia Romania on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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Next stop, Sfogs in NZ, as lunatum asked to be skipped. Thanks for including me, looking forward to hearing other people's impressions on this little one :) 


Journal Entry 30 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, August 19, 2012

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This book arrived a few days ago.
Thank you everyone~!! 


Journal Entry 31 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

5 out of 10

What a weird book. It wasn't even very good, just a guy ranting on and on and on... after he turns into a breast. I don't get why this book is on the 1001 books list.
Oh well it's another one off the list! ;) 


Journal Entry 32 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/23/2012 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Off to the USA! 


Journal Entry 33 by eparks4232 at Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Received a few days back. Will be interesting to see what I think. I tend to like Roth, but this isn't exactly typical Roth, so we'll see. It's a quick 1001 option, which is always nice.  




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