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Babel Tower
by A.S. Byatt | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingHaugtussawing of Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on 5/19/2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Haugtussa): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, May 19, 2012

8 out of 10

I do love the works of A.S.Byatt.
Have to admit though, that I cannot remember this book, having read it some 15 years ago.
The blurb states the following:

In her first full-length work sincce Posession A.S.Byatt deftly interweaves the private passions of a large number of characters with the chaotic drama of 1960s England.
Fredrica Potter, the clever, independent heroine of the two previous Byatt novels, is now fleeing a violent marriage and trying to find her way in a world which everything, from the rules of sex to language itself, is being reinvented. Yet Frederic's narrative is juxtaposed with excerpts of a disturbing book-within-a-book that may be an exercise in Sadeian pornography or corrosive fable of the consequences of pure freedom. And when Frederica's divorce proceedings coincide with Babbletower's trial for obscenity, the result is a novel as gripping as any courtroom thriller, densly atmospheric, sardonically funny, and crackling with Byatt's keen intelligence. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingHaugtussawing at Ullandhaugtårnet in Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/20/2012 UTC) at Ullandhaugtårnet in Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book is released for the Monopoly week 4.
Team Racecar landed on Tower.

Thus the Babel Tower was released in a formation of a Babel Tower; joined by books in German, French, Norwegian both bokmål and nynorsk, Swedish and Danish.
Total confusion.

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