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Jigs & Reels
by Joanne Harris | Literature & Fiction
Registered by ichigochi of Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on 5/28/2005
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Arvores): travelling

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Saturday, May 28, 2005

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"Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear: in these twenty-two short stories (...) the miraculous goes hand-in-hand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away.
Jigs & Reels is Joanne Harris's first collection of short stories. As she says in her foreword, a good short story can startle, ignite, and illuminate... giving you vivid, anarchic glimpses into different worlds, different people. Here, she proves she is as good as her word by creating an eclectic selection of tales for our times that will delight, surprise, entertain and horrify in equal measure. (...)" 

Journal Entry 2 by ichigochi from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Monday, November 28, 2005

7 out of 10

It was an overall enjoyable reading, but of the twenty-two stories, I really loved only five. I think the others, although some are based in very good ideas, could be better developed... 

Journal Entry 3 by ichigochi at Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Friday, March 25, 2016

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The book was sent yesterday to Porto Santo for a special book release by Arvores. Farewell :) 

Journal Entry 4 by Arvores at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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The book has arrived completely destroyed. It was the first time something like that happened, in more than 11 years of BookCrossing. I'm truly sorry for that.


O livro acabou por não fazer boa viagem e ficou desfeito nas malhas dos aeroportos. Seguiu caminho para os calabouços dos CTT, à procura de uma redenção. Triste destino.

Lamento muito que tenha sido este o destino deste livro. Ficarei à espera de uma resposta dos CTT ou de alguém que se digne a fazê-la.

Obrigado, ichigochi. E desculpa.  

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