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The Tale of the Unknown Island
by Jose Saramago | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 2/16/2016
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by spoiledrotten): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

8 out of 10

Short and sweet. Deeper than it first seems - can be read on many levels.

I love the idea of the "door of decisions". Good thing to keep in mind!

Amazon:
A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will discover in this delightful fable, a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (2/16/2016 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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On its way to spoiledrotten via the New Wishlist-tag game. Hope you like this little gem! 


Journal Entry 3 by spoiledrotten at Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Friday, February 19, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Thanks for the wishlist book! It will go on the top of Mt. TBR! 


Journal Entry 4 by spoiledrotten at Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Monday, May 23, 2016

5 out of 10

Short quick read and a Nobel Prize winner. Just not cup of tea. It is now available. 


Journal Entry 5 by spoiledrotten at Paramus, New Jersey USA on Monday, January 16, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Released 1 yr ago (1/18/2017 UTC) at Paramus, New Jersey USA

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Time to clear off the shelf and since I cannot find an active bookcrosser in the US searching for this book I will donate to The Goodwill Store. 


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