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A History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters
by Julian Barnes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by sarahsally of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by rainbow3): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by sarahsally from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 11, 2005

9 out of 10

I've picked Philosophy fpr this one, but it doesn't quite fit, but then neither does fiction.
It is a fascinating and erudite collection of episodes and is very thought provoking. 


Journal Entry 2 by Random-Poet from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 13, 2005

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Picked up at the Edinburgh Meet Up! Looks fascinating! Thanks Sarahsally! 


Journal Entry 3 by Random-Poet from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, May 22, 2005

9 out of 10

I loved this book! It looks at human history mostly using episodes involving boats and calamity and applies this to our current political and environmental situation - we're all really just afloat on a tiny metaphorical raft in the middle of a metaphorical raging sea. Throw in a bit of art criticism and lots of humour and this is a totally entertaining and thought provoking read. I found myself thinking about the same things reading this as I had when I read Yann Martell's Life of Pi. Though I suspect this is the better book.

This is the kind of book that if it hadn't come from another Bookcrosser would go straight into my permanent collection. Thanks Sarah Sally!

Passed to Rainbow3 during a lovely lunch at Urban Angel. 


Journal Entry 4 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 04, 2005

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Controlled release via Random-poet into my intrigued hands, Random-poet having said “this is like the Life of Pi but without the irritating bits.” Hmmmm… What a delightful lunch time lots of natter about books and great broccoli and parmesan soup, Urban Angels, in Edinburgh (Hanover Street) has a fine line in delightful dining. 


Journal Entry 5 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 11, 2007

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OK I am doing a spot of de-cluttering and though I cannot easily bring myself to touch some of the teetering book piles I have been meant to read for so long, it’s way over time. Many books having been here for a couple of years I’ve decided to be ruthless. I have a host of wee, Action-To-Be-Read piles, BookCrossing books registered by other BookCrossers, in fact, and books are going from them this week. This sounds fascinating but it has to go, sadly unread, but when I do read a copy I’ll return to add my thoughts. NOW this copy is on stand-by to be liberated at the end of June! 




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