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The Fourth Hand
by John Irving | Literature & Fiction
Registered by jamesmum of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, October 07, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by steentje): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, October 07, 2004

9 out of 10

A journalist's hand is bitten off by a tiger, and the man becomes the receipient of the nation's first hand transplant. But the widow of the donor has a lingering attachment to the hand of her late husband, which leads to complications that no medicine can resolve.

Only John Irving could write a book like this and not turn it into a comic mess. It was a fun read, yet it still can make you think.


10/04: To Moem in Antof9's m-bag. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Saturday, October 23, 2004

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Caught for the m-bag going to The Netherlands (came while I was out of town on business). Thanks jamesmum! These look great :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingMoemwing from Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, January 08, 2005

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Another book from Antof9's great big M-bag. Thank you so much! It will be released at an OBCZ or directly to another Bookcrosser. It's great to have so much OBCZ stock, and books to hand out to members!

But I'll want to read this one, first. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingMoemwing from Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, February 04, 2005

8 out of 10

I liked this book. The main person was not very sympathetic at first, but he gained in personality as the book went along. I'm just wondering about the widow's strange obsession with her husband donating his hand to Patrick. That's never explained, and remains kind of strange. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingMoemwing at OBCZ A Priori, opgeheven in Nijmegen, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, February 04, 2005

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Released 9 yrs ago (2/4/2005 UTC) at OBCZ A Priori, opgeheven in Nijmegen, Gelderland Netherlands

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Time to let it go! Releasing this at the OBCZ. 


Journal Entry 6 by steentje from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, February 27, 2006

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I wanted to read this book since a long time so I was extremely pleased to find it at the OBCZ!!! 


Journal Entry 7 by steentje from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, June 11, 2006

8 out of 10

This is what you call a bizar story! The book starts very good: it's gripping and Irving's style of writing sort of absorbs you into the book. But I must say that during the second half of the book it becomes less and less exciting. There are not much nice twists or happenings in the story anymore and I kinda lost my focus now and again.
So I'm happy I've read it, and also happy to release it again! I'm definitely going to read other books of Irving! 


Journal Entry 8 by steentje at Train to Utrecht in Nijmegen, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, September 01, 2006

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/2/2006 UTC) at Train to Utrecht in Nijmegen, Gelderland Netherlands

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Releasing it in the train to Utrecht that departs from Nijmegen at 12.20!!! Have fun with it!!! 




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