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The Flight of the Phoenix
by Elleston Trevor | Teens
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/5/2003
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by arugh48187): travelling


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

6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, October 05, 2003

8 out of 10

Pre-numbered label used for registration.

I picked up a somewhat battered ex-library hardcover copy of this at the Nashua Library's book sale last weekend; I remember reading it long ago, after seeing the excellent film version [the comments on the film at the IMDB site are worth reading, although some contain spoilers]. This is a riveting survival story with a twist that's so wonderful and unexpected that it must have been the "don't reveal the secret" book of its day... It's also a gritty character study and an emotional wringer - strongly recommended! [Might make an interesting compare-and-contrast with "The Sands of Kalahari".] 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 06, 2003

This book has not been rated.

I'm sending this out as a bookray. When you receive the book please journal it, check this journal entry for the next person in line, and PM them for their address; then just try to read the book reasonably promptly and journal again when you've read it and are ready to pass it along. Hope you all enjoy it!

Participants, in mailing order:

Kernow8 (VA)
illinicheme (CA)
tish2002 (MO)
sjoseph (MO) [added]
arugh48187 (MN) [moved by request]
tootshelling (AZ) [dropped by request]
kymberlie (TX)
 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, October 10, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Controlled release:

I'm sending this to BCer Kernow8 in Virginia, to kick off the bookray. Hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 4 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 22, 2003

This book has not been rated.

I just found this in our second mailbox, where the house owner's mail gets put and which we don't normally get our mail in and therefore don't check very often. In fact I only noticed it because the mailbox door was flapping open in the wind. Anyway, I hope it wasn't in there for long! I will get onto it next after I've finished my current book. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 5 by Kernow8 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 30, 2003

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this grown-up Lord of the Flies story - it was an absorbing tale of survival, human relationships and the technical details of aeroplane design! Now in the mail to illinicheme. 


Journal Entry 6 by illinicheme from Novato, California USA on Friday, November 07, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely in California today. I should get to this soon, and I'll journal again when finished. 


Journal Entry 7 by illinicheme from Novato, California USA on Thursday, November 20, 2003

6 out of 10

I enjoyed the story and completely agree with Kernow8's apt comparison to Lord of the Flies. Thank you GoryDetails for sharing this! It will be in the mail to arugh48187 this afternoon.  


Journal Entry 8 by arugh48187 from Edina, Minnesota USA on Monday, December 01, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Received this book in my mailbox today along with FIVE other bookring books. GACK!!! I will read it as soon as I possibly can. 


Journal Entry 9 by arugh48187 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 26, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, January 26, 2004 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota Controlled Releases.

I am sending this out to the next person on the list without reading it. I am off to India in a week or so and don't think it should have to sit in my house until I get back in March. Perhaps it will pay another visit when it gets closer to the end of its journey. 


Journal Entry 10 by tish2002 on Friday, January 30, 2004

This book has not been rated.

I got this today. I'm almost finished with the book I'm currently reading, so I'll be able to get to this next. Thanks for the opportunity to read this! 


Journal Entry 11 by tish2002 on Saturday, February 14, 2004

8 out of 10

I am passing this on to sjoseph tomorrow. He will love this book. I had completely forgotten that there was a surprise twist to this story. I was shocked! My husband, who had seen the movie, didn't tell me a thing until I finished the book. I'm glad he didn't spoil it for me. This book was wonderful. I am so glad I got to read this. 


Journal Entry 12 by sjoseph from Fulton, Missouri USA on Sunday, February 15, 2004

This book has not been rated.

recieved from tish 2002 will pass on to the next person when I finish it. 


Journal Entry 13 by arugh48187 from Edina, Minnesota USA on Monday, April 19, 2004

This book has not been rated.

And it returns to my bookshelf...TBR soon. 


Journal Entry 14 by arugh48187 from Edina, Minnesota USA on Friday, June 25, 2004

6 out of 10

I think I spoiled this one for myself. While flipping through the book, I happened to accidentally read the very last line and so I knew somewhat how the book ended. So the book wasn't as riveting as it could have been, but I don't know if it would have been even if I didn't know the ending. Now if this book had been written in today's time instead of the 1960's, I think it would have been written more dramatically and would have ended up being an edge of the seat type thing. It is certainly interesting how books have changed in the last forty years.

Tootshelling has passed on this one and I haven't heard from kymberlie yet. But as soon as I do, it will be off. Thanks for sharing and sorry for keeping it so long. 


Journal Entry 15 by arugh48187 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota Controlled Releases.

En route to kymberlie as of this morning. Happy reading! 


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