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The Liar
by Stephen Fry | Literature & Fiction
Registered by spike1972 of Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, April 01, 2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Madfall): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, April 01, 2004

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From inside the front cover:

"This is a quite brilliant first novel - the sort of book which we all hoped, and dangerously for the author, expected Fry to come up with... the wit sparkles, the comic set pieces work a treat, an enjoyably penetrating intelligence pervades throughout"

- The Sunday Times.

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" Stephen Fry's autobiographical novel is a magnificent collision between Ronald Firbank and Chapman Pincher..... a geniuinely funny, idyosycratic invention which has his signature on every page"

- The Evening Standard 


Journal Entry 2 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, April 08, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Have just put this in the post, it's on it's way to torialouise as part of a bookring. (My first!).


This is the ring order so far. If you'd like to join, please just let me know.


torialouise

Holly77 (Book currently living here)
 


Journal Entry 3 by torialouise from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 13, 2004

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Arrived safely this morning - thank you Spike. Looking forward to getting started! 


Journal Entry 4 by torialouise from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 01, 2004

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book. It was typical Stephen Fry in that you are never quite sure what is going on until the very end!! The story revolves around the central character, Adrian Healey, who, at the beginning of the story i the quintessential englisg public schoolboy and follows his life to university and beyond. The book is witty, funny and moves along at a pace. A great read - thanks for sharing Spike. 


Journal Entry 5 by Holly77 from Cwmbran, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 03, 2004

6 out of 10

This oine didn't make a big impact on me. Funny in places but the storyline was a bit naff. 


Journal Entry 6 by Holly77 from Cwmbran, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 24, 2005

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being posted to Spike tomorrow 


Journal Entry 7 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 02, 2005

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*yay* My *First* Bookring to come home! Ok, so it was only a short ring, but it still counts ;o)

Thank You to torialouise and Holly77 for playing nice, and looking after my book so well.

It still has to go back onto Mt Toobie for now though, so if anyone else does want to borrow it in the meantime, please say. 


Journal Entry 8 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, January 24, 2008

9 out of 10

Started yesterday.

Edit 3/2/07.

I finished it a day or so ago.

What a fantastic book! I admit that to begin with the 'reading voice' in my head was I think, somewhere between General Melchett and 'Jeeves & Wooster'. Almost instantly I was reading as if hearing Stephen Fry himself reading aloud.

It's very very funny, beautifully written, clever - in some places a bit *too* clever for me, and had me reaching for my dictionary far too often for my liking.. - but also clever in terms of the way the plot twists and turns.

I had my usual problems with keeping track of who all the characters were in relation to each other/the story, but I got through ok.

And I'd put money on Adrian being based on Stephen Fry himself. If it was made into a film, he'd definitely have to play the part, in my view.

I'll probably send this on a bookring. 


Journal Entry 9 by Caterinaanna at Loan Return: Thanks in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 05, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/5/2008 UTC) at Loan Return: Thanks in By hand, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sent home 


Journal Entry 10 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, May 05, 2008

7 out of 10

Picked up to read chez Spike a while ago.
Too much sex for me, but it was contorted and interesting and funny and I finished it aaaages ago so I can't remember much else. I've brought it back home several times without journalling it and I am determined this shall be the last. 


Journal Entry 11 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Whoops. CaterinaAnna gave me this back aaaaaages ago.. I'll probably send this on a Ring. 


Journal Entry 12 by spike1972 at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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...or I might release it B-) 


Journal Entry 13 by spike1972 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (5/23/2012 UTC) at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom

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I've decided to release this as I'm not sure I'll re-read it anytime soon, so I'm leaving in one of the bookcases here.  


Journal Entry 14 by Madfall at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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I ‘went hunting’ for this book today after receiving the Bookcrossing e-mail this morning telling me that this book had been left at Chapter Arts Centre yesterday! I’m delighted to say I finally found it hiding amongst all the other books on the Bookcrossing shelf. I look forward to reading it. Diolch yn fawr! 


Journal Entry 15 by Madfall at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (9/29/2012 UTC) at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom

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Left on Bookcrossing shelf! 




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