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The Bridegroom - BOOKRING
by Ha Jin | Literature & Fiction
Registered by nut of Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny Ireland on Friday, April 08, 2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by IrasCignavojo): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by nut from Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny Ireland on Friday, April 08, 2005

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Melancholy short stories.

Another one I want re-read at a later date.

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Hawkette (uk)
eloisamos (us, us/international)
totoroandmei (jp, Asia/Pacific/Australia, international)
Iojima (fr)
cnfotp (uk, international)
kinedi (uk, international)
Amanida (uk)
hobbit (us/international)
irascignavojo (de) (keep last) <--
azuki (us)
Kimmi (ca, international)
OpheliaPhillips (uk, prefer europe)
nut (ie) 


Journal Entry 2 by nut from Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny Ireland on Thursday, April 28, 2005

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On it's way to Hawkette. Went into the post on Monday (25/4)

11/5 - It's come back! I'll try sending it again later.

28/6 - Came back again. My fault this time I think, I didn't make it clear I was reposting. It had a long wait in the post office, as I was away and then the redirection form went astray. I have it in my posession again and will give it one more go!

4/7 - sent again. Third time lucky! 


Journal Entry 3 by Hawkette from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, July 11, 2005

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A BIG parcel arrived for me today, increasing TBR to mountainous proportions!! This one of the books inside! Thanks a million, nut! 


Journal Entry 4 by Hawkette from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 16, 2005

7 out of 10

I enjoyed these stories, all bar the letter - which dragged. I think Ha Jin is such a great writer, he is too restricted with his character development with the length of a short story, though. I wanted more on many of these people he created! I love The Crazed, and think I will seek out more full length tales from him from now on.

Thanks for sharing this one, and I will be send out shortly. 


Journal Entry 5 by eloisamos from São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil on Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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Arrived Thank you! 


Journal Entry 6 by eloisamos from São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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I couldn´t finish it cause I had a lot of relays arrinving at the same time...
I readed 3 histories and think that if I were less worried I really would enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 7 by totoroandmei from Fukuoka / 福岡市, Fukuoka-ken Japan on Friday, April 07, 2006

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Arrived today! 


Journal Entry 8 by totoroandmei from Fukuoka / 福岡市, Fukuoka-ken Japan on Sunday, April 23, 2006

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Thank you for sharing this book! I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by this this author. Some of the stories are a bit depressing but give a better insight into the lives people live. 


Journal Entry 9 by totoroandmei at Surface Mail in Mail, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, April 23, 2006

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/22/2006 UTC) at Surface Mail in Mail, Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Off to France! 


Journal Entry 10 by Iojima from Nyons, Rhône-Alpes France on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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How exciting -- a package from Japan! No. 4 on Mt. Toobie, but I WILL finish No. 1 soon. 


Journal Entry 11 by Iojima from Nyons, Rhône-Alpes France on Monday, July 10, 2006

9 out of 10

I loved reading short stories about Chinese by a Chinese. And these were wonderful stories. They give you an insight into another culture as nothing else can. Except -- for me there is always an "except" these days -- the stories just stopped. Didn't end; just stopped. it's a technical point, I admit. I used to prefer short stories to novels, although I can't remember who wrote most of them. Except(!): Dorothy Parker. If you want the perfect short story, read Dorothy Parker. 


Journal Entry 12 by cnfotp on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Arrived yesterday - thank you! I have another bookring here at the moment which I'm currently reading and will start on this one as soon as I finished.

I read Waiting a few years ago and loved it. I also have a bookring running for it so if anyone is interested in joining please PM me. 


Journal Entry 13 by cnfotp on Thursday, August 03, 2006

8 out of 10

Thank you for sharing this book. I really enjoyed most of the stories. I agree with Hawkette's comments on An Official Reply which did indeed drag a bit :)

I think my favourite stories were A Bad Joke which was quite humourous in a way, and A Tiger-Fighter is Hard to Find as it describes a situation which is never going to turn out well.

I have PMd the next person on the list and will post when I receive a reply. Thanks again for letting me join this ring. 


Journal Entry 14 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, August 11, 2006

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Arrived this morning in Scotland.Thanks for posting it to my work address and save me going to the post office depot. Am currently reading an Amy Tan novel about China so this one will fit in nicely with the subject.Thanks ! 


Journal Entry 15 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, September 04, 2006

10 out of 10

Beautifully crafted selection of short stories depicting life in China. I think Ha Jin is one of the best Chinese authors out there so thanks very much for this fantastic opportunity to read some more of his work. Will PM Amanida for the next address now. 


Journal Entry 16 by kinedi at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 11, 2006

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/12/2006 UTC) at fellow bookcrossing member in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to Amanida now. Happy reading :o) 


Journal Entry 17 by Amanida from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Wow, this book has travelled a lot! Now safely in my paws, next in line tbr. 


Journal Entry 18 by Amanida from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

7 out of 10

A nice book, an easy read and I enjoyed it. My favourite was the last one about Cowboy Chicken. Just to add to the countries visited, I took it to Spain with me this week.
Thanks for sharing, nut. It will be in the post to hobbit shortly. 


Journal Entry 19 by hobbit from Surabaya, Jawa Timur Indonesia on Monday, September 25, 2006

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This arrived in today's mail. I have another ring book ahead of it, but I will do my best to read it and send it on in a reasonable amount of time. 


Journal Entry 20 by hobbit from Surabaya, Jawa Timur Indonesia on Friday, October 13, 2006

8 out of 10

Oh, I see that I didn't make a new journal entry for this. Sorry! I finished it last weekend, and it was sent out on Wednesday to rascignavojo by Surface Mail. (Thanks to my husband who stopped at the post office for me since I was sick with a bad cold!)

I really enjoyed these stories of everyday life in China, a while ago. Some of them were a bit sad, but I thought there was a sly sense of humor that came through in a number of them. And the characters were engaging and interesting.

When I'm done marking off authors from different countries for The Olympic Challenge, this is definitely an author that I will seek out for further reading. Thanks for sharing!
 


Journal Entry 21 by IrasCignavojo from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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Arrived safely in Tuebingen, Germany - just got it out of my mailbox today. What a joy to get mail from the place where one of my past favourite movies was set. :) I'm intrigued to start the book right now, but as there are 4 bookrings waiting (1 nearly finished) I'll be a good boy and finish those first.

Greetings around the world to all those who've already read this. 




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