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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
by Gil Courtemanche | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingNancyNovawing of Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on 12/10/2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Annimanni): reserved


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Journal Entry 1 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, December 10, 2011

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from the IVL library 


Journal Entry 2 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, October 26, 2012

9 out of 10

Warning: Coarse language and gruesome details although not as grisly as it could have been. Gil sets up a Canadian journalist, Valcourt, as the protagonist in this novel, describing the Rwandan genocide that the world ignored. Valcourt observes everything, but can't save anything including the Rwandan prostitute girl he takes as his wife, and an orphaned girl of a friend. The whole country is dying of either genocide or AIDS - a lot of poetic description and language. If you're going to die anyway - and shortly too - either by genocide or AIDS, isn't it better to cram in as much life as you can?
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/27/2012 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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Received, thank you very much! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Whew, what a gripping read. Even though I've read countless newspaper articles about the events and seen Hotel Rwanda a few times, the book (which is based on facts and real events) still managed to shock me to the core. And yet there's lots of beauty and tenderness in it, too. Recommended reading for everyone – except for the faint-hearted. 


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