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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
by Julian Barnes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 4/21/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Synopsis (Credit: www.amazon.co.uk)

Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in other centuries and other climes -- by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin ...

This is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

(Bought second-hand at the CAFDA Charity Bookshop, Warwick Street, Claremont.) 


Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, February 22, 2015

8 out of 10


An entertaining collection of essays by a master storyteller. Julian Barnes manages to weave a selection of diverse stories together with subtle cross-referencing — profound at times, tongue in cheek often. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town Intl Convention Centre in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, October 05, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/6/2015 UTC) at Cape Town Intl Convention Centre in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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