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A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters
by Julian Barnes | History
Registered by coolboxuk of Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by coolboxuk from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

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A weird and wonderful collection of short stories - it took me half way through the book to realise that they are connected and in which ways. That's when it gets interesting - although my favourite one on its own is the first. Brilliant! 


Journal Entry 2 by Scoobiedo at Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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Journal Entry 3 by Scoobiedo at Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

4 out of 10

Not my kind of bok at all I am afraid. One of the reviews on the back cover says, "You wil want to read it again and again" For me I would probably have to read it again and again to work out what the author is trying to achieve.  


Journal Entry 4 by Scoobiedo at Crown Public House, Chertsey Bookcrossing Meet in Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (5/1/2012 UTC) at Crown Public House, Chertsey Bookcrossing Meet in Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom

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May BC Meet 


Journal Entry 5 by wingrahar109wing at Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Picked up at tonight's meet for re-releasing elsewhere. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingrahar109wing at BCUK Unconvention 2012 in Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (9/28/2012 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2012 in Colchester, Essex United Kingdom

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On the book table, or released somewhere around Colchester.

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Journal Entry 7 by Mai-day at Lounge Bar and Grill at the Leeds Bookcrossers Meetup in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 08, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (10/9/2012 UTC) at Lounge Bar and Grill at the Leeds Bookcrossers Meetup in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Picked up from the Book Buffet at the Colchester Unconvention to release at the Leeds Bookcrossers Meetup


Journal Entry 8 by gaelpixie at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 15, 2014

8 out of 10

This sat on my 'to read' pile for a long time, because the one novel by Barnes that I'd read previously - can't even remember what it was - didn't impress me.
But I know this one is highly regarded so I thought I'd give it a go (eventually). Reading this now, while so much of the south and south-west is flooded, was particularly timely, as the theme that unites the 10 (and a half) chapters is the biblical flood, Noah and his ark. I started to notice ark references everywhere and not just relating to the current floods (although there are many of those too), and I realised now deeply embedded the biblical tale is in my culture.
I loved Barnes' imaginative use of the story, his many angled approach. The stories are interesting, well told, funny and varied.
My opinion of Julian Barnes has definitely gone up. 




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