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The Double
by José Saramago |
Registered by tobysrus of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 2/24/2018
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by edithdoll): to be read


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, February 24, 2018

6 out of 10

What can I say about this book? My mom strongly recommended it. She said it had a great ending. Also, it won the Nobel Prize for literature. For me, the issue was getting to the ending. It is experimental fiction I would say; no quotes are used when people speak, nor do new paragraphs begin. You have to read it carefully to remember who is speaking. Also, paragraphs can go on forever, action builds slowly and at times it seems like a stream of consciousness. You can almost get caught up between what a character is thinking vs. what they are speaking. Well, eventually I did make it to the end and I agree it is clever and unexpected. Would I recommend this book? Only if you enjoy reading experimental fiction.  


Journal Entry 2 by tobysrus at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, February 24, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Released 3 mos ago (2/24/2018 UTC) at Panera Bread, Porter Square, 5 White Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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Releasing at the Boston Bookcrossing Meeting
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Journal Entry 3 by wingedithdollwing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, February 25, 2018

This book has not been rated.

Caught at 2/24/18 Sat. Meet-Up Boston Bookcrossing @ Panera Bread/Porter Square Cambridge--Experimental novel/to be read.  


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