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The Island of the Day Before
by Umberto Eco | Literature & Fiction
Registered by CanticleLost of West Palm Beach, Florida USA on 12/4/2016
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by CanticleLost from West Palm Beach, Florida USA on Sunday, December 04, 2016

This book has not been rated.

An extra copy I have. 


Journal Entry 2 by CanticleLost at West Palm Beach, Florida USA on Friday, December 23, 2016

10 out of 10

***Giving as a RABCK for my 27th birthday on January 15th, 2017 and for my 12th Bookiversary as a BookCrosser on February 19th, 2017.
Good luck to the entrants! Will draw on February 1st, 2017 and March 1st, 2017.***

Overview from BN:

After a violent storm in the South Pacific in the year 1643, Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked-on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing.

As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy.

In this fascinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.

 


Journal Entry 3 by CanticleLost at West Palm Beach, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This book has not been rated.

To be released to gunmarga for winning the first round of my Birthday/Bookiversary RABCK!  


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