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Wings of Stone
by Linda Ty-Casper | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Torgin of Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 6/25/2012
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by unperfekthaus): travelling


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, June 25, 2012

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From the Back: Johnny Manalo – a Filipino who has lived for years in the United States, sometimes illegally – returns home for a brief visit in 1984, in the lead-up to elections for the National Batasan (parliament). From his landing on the Manila tarmac where Aquino was killed, through jet-lagged reunions with family and friends, Johnny finds himself an innocent in his own country, unable to grasp the physical, moral and spiritual corruption that, from Marcos and "Madame" on down, have consumed the nation's soul.
 


Journal Entry 2 by Torgin at Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, June 25, 2012

5 out of 10

Yes, there are some references to the situation on the Philippines of the time, but mostly it's a story about a weak character. This Johnny is unable to articulate himself and wondering, why he is pushed around by everybody. Of course, people like that exist, but it's so boring to read about them. I couldn't even feel sorry Johnny in his weakness and self-pity. I would have preferred to hear more from his father and his work, that was by far the most interesting character in the novel.
 


Journal Entry 3 by Torgin at Unperfekthaus (OBCZ) in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (5/4/2013 UTC) at Unperfekthaus (OBCZ) in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Sollte hoffentlich im Regal landen, zumindest habe ich es mit entsprechender Bitte im UpH gelassen :)
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingunperfekthauswing at Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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Heute in die OBCZ aufgenommen. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingunperfekthauswing at Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Das Buch stand bei der heutigen Inventur nicht mehr im Regal der OBCZ. 


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