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Memory Cathedral
by Jack Dann | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by celestewa of Perth, Western Australia Australia on 6/25/2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by trezise): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by celestewa from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, June 25, 2005

7 out of 10

Memory Cathedral magically recreates the world of Renaissance Italy and is a fictional version of the secret life of Leonrado da Vinci.

Its awhile since I read this and its time it left the bookcase and moved on. I remember thinking this book was OK but not worth keeping forever. 


Journal Entry 2 by celestewa at -- Controlled Releases -- in Perth, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, June 25, 2005

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Released 13 yrs ago (6/25/2005 UTC) at -- Controlled Releases -- in Perth, Western Australia Australia

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Added to the Ficion Addiction bookbag 


Journal Entry 3 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 08, 2005

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taken from the fiction addiction bookbag. 


Journal Entry 4 by Mistlerose at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia on Friday, June 01, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (6/2/2007 UTC) at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 5 by UbSiA from Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Saturday, June 02, 2007

6 out of 10

Took this book from the meet-up at the Kaleidoscope Cafe, Brunswick, Australia today and am looking forward to reading it.

From the back of the book:
"In a masterpiece of historical fantasy that triumphantly melds fact and fiction, Jack Dann offers his own thrilling secret history of a lost year in Leonardo da Vinci's life. He begins with a wildly imaginative bit of speculation: what if Leonardo, who was obsessed with flight and who conceived brilliant blueprints for the first flying machines, didn't stop with his designs? What if, during that missing year, he actually built and flew his marvelous machine - five hundred years before the Wright Brothers' legendary flight at Kitty Hawk?

The Memory Cathedral magically recreates the world of Renaissance Italy, following Leonardo as he sets out on a mythic journey to a destiny - and an adventure - that might have been. Filled with extraordinary, authentic detail, and rich with historic figures that live and breathe with spellbinding immediacy, The Memory Cathedral is a marvel of craftsmanship and style that captures the essence of fifteenth-century Italy and the opulent Middle East."

16/06/2007: Finished this book today and think it has been quite a good read. However, all these 'foreign' names of the characters are sometimes a little bit confusing, even if there is a list of names right in the beginning of the book. (I must confess, I didn't memorize it before starting... ;-)
But, I also must admit that it is really impressive what inventions Leonardo came up with during those times, and this far I had no idea how many it actually were. Amazing. But read it yourself... Guess I'm going to take The Memory Cathedral with me to the next meet-up...

Read as part of the 1 Year = 1 Country Challenge for Australia. 


Journal Entry 6 by UbSiA at Royal Melbourne Hotel, Bourke St in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Released 11 yrs ago (7/11/2007 UTC) at Royal Melbourne Hotel, Bourke St in Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Will take this book to the meet-up tonight. 


Journal Entry 7 by trezise from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 12, 2007

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Picked up at Melbourne meetup, 11.07.07 


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