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The Dyke and the Dybbuk
by Ellen Galford | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingvioloncellixwing of Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on 5/25/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by violoncellix): permanent collection


14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingvioloncellixwing from Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Thursday, May 25, 2006

8 out of 10

Novel about Rainbow Rosenbloom, lesbian London taxi-driver who meets a dybbuk, the well-known demon of ancient Jewish lore. The book is witty and profound at the same time, though sometimes a bit chaotic.

Here's the first paragraph:

If planet Earth slips off its axis tomorrow, put the blame on Rainbow Rosenbloom.
If we are smacked by a rogue asteroid, ingested by a black hole, or poisoned by something dripping through our tattered ozone canopy, feel free to lay it at her door.
For the melting of the polar caps, the disappearance of the snow leopard and the souring of the seas, Rainbow must take the rap.
Not fair? Well, life isn't.
Note the ground rules: there are 613 commandments that must be obeyed by every Jew alive in the world at any time. To breach even one of these disturbs the universe, and sends the whole of Creation out of kilter. Step on a crack, and break your mother's back.


After being the solution to a "guess the title" puzzle on the Dutch bookcrossing forum (see http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/15/3449712), this book will be a ring, starting with the winner, Blue-Ink.

Ring list:
-Blue-Ink
-AnnevO
-EmEli
-malagan
-janna2
-wandering
-Fifna
-powerhouse
-Maupi
-E-Mile
-Gyralanivos
-Stromend-Water
-Stitchgrrl <--now here


-and back to violoncellix
 


Journal Entry 2 by Blue-Ink from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Goed ontvangen! 


Journal Entry 3 by Blue-Ink from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 22, 2006

8 out of 10

The book certainly lived up to its first paragraph. I really enjoyed reading it; it's very funny, but it's also interesting to read about the Jewish customs that are mentioned.
I laughed out loud a couple of times, and that doesn't happen very often.

I'm sending it off to AnnevO.

Thanks so much for sharing this book, violoncellix. This is typically one of those books that I wouldn't have come across if it hadn't been for Bookcrossing! (I'd never heard of the author or the title before this) 


Journal Entry 4 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, June 23, 2006

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I totally forgot I wanted to read this, so it came as a surprise today. thanks! 


Journal Entry 5 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, July 13, 2006

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I like the combination of amusement and education this book offers. I had some giggles, some frowns and enjoyed reading it. And I'm in love with the title; either the author or an editor came up with something brilliant.

Violoncellix, do you know if anyone else wants to read this book, or should I sent it to you directly? Thanks for sharing this gem!

16/07: I mailed this book to EmEli today. 


Journal Entry 6 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 17, 2006

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I received it today, thank you! 


Journal Entry 7 by EmEli from Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 24, 2006

8 out of 10

Funny read! I don't think I would have picked up this book without Bookcrossing. Nice!

As soon as I get malagans adress I'll mail it to her. 


Journal Entry 8 by malagan from Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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The book arrived today, thanks for sending it this way EmEli. I am planning to read it after I have been reading some other ringbooks, but it won't take too long. 


Journal Entry 9 by malagan from Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, September 18, 2006

7 out of 10

Very funny book! I am going to send it on its way to janna2! 


Journal Entry 10 by malagan at OBCZ De Waag, Markt 11 in Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, September 30, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (10/1/2006 UTC) at OBCZ De Waag, Markt 11 in Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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I will take this book to the bookcrossing meeting to give to janna2! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingjanna2wing from Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 02, 2006

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Gisteren tijdens de meeting in Delft van malagan gekregen. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingjanna2wing from Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, December 03, 2006

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Het durt dit keer helaas wat langer met de ringboeken .... Deze maand komt het boek aan de beurt. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingjanna2wing from Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Helaas, weer zo'n boek wat in mijn nek gaat hijgen (ik heb het al vrééééselijk lang), waardoor ik er een aversie tegen krijg. Ik ga de volgende op de lijst mailen. Dan maar een keer een boek ongelezen doorgestuurd.........

Vandaag, 23 februari, naar het postkantoor gebracht. 


Journal Entry 14 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Saturday, February 24, 2007

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In the mailbox today. Thanks for sharing and sending, violoncellix and Janna2! 


Journal Entry 15 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Monday, April 30, 2007

8 out of 10

Funny read indeed! Great characters in the book and also a nice peek into the Jewish culture.
I did have trouble imagining the dybbuk as a woman. Each time this was mentioned I had a 'oh, that's right again' moment. Maybe some very persistent stereotype of 'poltergeists' in my own mind?

The book is now on its way to Fifna. Enjoy!

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p.2: Not your typical NJG occupation either, but perhaps it satisfies some inborn nomadic yearning for this daughter of a wandering tribe.
p.42: We're barely into the second reel and her mind is already wandering.
p.78: Twice more, we approach the street, and veer back at the last minute, wandering in ever decreasing circles.
p.106: Admittedly, 200 years of wandering the earth in search of vengeance does little for anyone's hairstyle or personal charm, but what on earth did that first Gittel see in her?
p.149: Because the innocent bystander wandering into frame is, predictably, the delicious Riva herself. 


Journal Entry 16 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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Arrived today, thanks wandering! 


Journal Entry 17 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, May 25, 2007

8 out of 10

A great read, really enjoyed it! I thought it was both very funny and very interesting, thanks for sharing, violoncellix! I'll PM powerhouse for her address.
edit 31/05: sent to powerhouse today. 


Journal Entry 18 by powerhouse from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, June 08, 2007

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Sorry, book arrived last week while I was making keçe (felt) in Turkey. Just read the entries: promising! Thanks y'all. 


Journal Entry 19 by powerhouse from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, March 06, 2008

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Oww, just found another 'lost' ringbook. Ever so sorry. Will PM nomorecorsa for her address. I read it, it was fun. I do have a slight dislike to books with too much words in it, or too much wisecracking words. This book has a teeny tiny bit too much of that. But the main character is a dear so it was fun, it was. 


Journal Entry 20 by powerhouse from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, March 23, 2008

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Nomorecorsa reageert niet, het boek gaat nu dus naar maup.
edit: en nu dan echt, na 7 maanden goede voornemens 


Journal Entry 21 by HHX-328595 on Monday, October 13, 2008

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hebbes, dank. was net toe aan een nieuw boek, haha (en ik heb hier nóg een boek van waarde violoncellix liggen, 't is een en al schuld en boete in huize maup, wij moeten, wij willen, wij zullen ons leven beteren, ooit was BX puur lol, wanneer werd het molensteen?) 


Journal Entry 22 by HHX-328595 on Friday, October 31, 2008

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Read it more or less in one go, so yes, I liked it, obviously. The Mephistico Industries stuff was not my favourite, too fantasy for my taste. But on the whole a good read, witty, okidoki.
I'll give E-mile the book tonight. He'll moan (oh no, another ring, oh no) and I'll tell him 'relax, it's a violoncellix ring, she's one cool ring manager'. 


Journal Entry 23 by E-mile from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Sunday, November 02, 2008

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During a very nice dinner at yvonnep's the book was given to me and maupi was right: I moaned ;-)

but the 'relax, it's from Violoncellix' made me both smile (who can't smile while thinking of V.???) and curious about the book. Reading the first journal, I also remember why I joint this ring.

Will put it on top of Mount To Be Read and looking forward to reading it in the near future... 


Journal Entry 24 by wingvioloncellixwing from Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Monday, November 03, 2008

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...surely maupi's and E-mile's remarks made the ring manager smile (and blush, she does that easily) ;-)

And indeed, E-mile, there's no need to hurry: I know the book is in safe hands. When you do get to reading it: enjoy! 


Journal Entry 25 by E-mile from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Friday, March 06, 2009

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finished the book and loved reading it! Smiled a lot while reading it; loved the Jewish aunts and all the Jewish words (of which a lot are also integrated in "Amsterdam-Dutch"....

Will ask Stitchgrrl for her address.....

Thanks for the book, Violoncellix (and thanks for your patience....) 


Journal Entry 26 by E-mile from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Stitchgrrl is not in the Netherlands at this moment and she asked me to send the book to the next in line: Gyralanivos. I will ask him/her for an address...... 


Journal Entry 27 by E-mile at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (3/25/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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The book will be send by mail tomorrow (march 25)...... 


Journal Entry 28 by Gyralanivos from Renkum, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Today I got a new book in my house.
Thanks E-mile for sending the book and Violoncellix for ringing these "demon".

I'll enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 29 by Gyralanivos from Renkum, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

9 out of 10

This is a special book. I have enjoyed it greatly.

A nice combination of old and modern times, mixing belief in ghosts and demons with belief in corporatism!

I'll give the book to Stromend-water, before it'll go to Stitchgrrl. 


Journal Entry 30 by Stromend-Water from Renkum, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

8 out of 10

Thanks violoncellix for ringing this book. I enjoyed it, I read it in small parts, every time something came in between, but I enjoyed it till the end. I have to look if I go this weekend to Utrecht and then I bring it to Stitchgrrl myself, when not I send it by mail. I will make a journal entry here, if it's on its way. 


Journal Entry 31 by Stromend-Water at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, July 20, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/20/2009 UTC) at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands

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This book goes by tnt-mail further on it's journey to Stitchgirl.
I hope you will enjoy it.

 


Journal Entry 32 by Stitchgrrl on Friday, July 31, 2009

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Thanks StromendWater, book arrived in good order last week. Has been hiding in my car since then but I found it this morning and brought it into the house to let the ring know it had arrived safely. (Also found my water bill hiding in the book envelope where I'd put it... hmmm, in a parcel from StromendWater...) As soon as I finish my current book (next week by the look of things, I'm about half way now) I'll read this one. Am I the last on the ring now? Do I send it back to the start when I've finished? 


Journal Entry 33 by wingvioloncellixwing from Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Friday, July 31, 2009

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Great to see that this book has been traveling slowly but steadily for more than three years. And yes, after a stay at Stitchgrrl's, it may come home. 


Journal Entry 34 by Stitchgrrl on Saturday, August 08, 2009

7 out of 10

Here's the bit I wrote for my Dutch online reading group (www.boekgrrls.nl)
Violincellix - if you send me a PM with your address I'll post the book back to you asap. (Unless someone else maybe wants to join still? Or is it really time for this book to go home now?)
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Een boekcrossing ring (http://www.bookcrossing.com/343-4073232) van wanneer ik een tijdje meer aktief meedeed aan de forum daar. Ik was helemaal vergeten dat ik me ooit hiervoor had ingeschreven. Leuk verassing om dit boek zo in handen te krijgen. Een erg lekker tussendoortje was het. Style deed me soms erg aan Even Cowgirls Get the Blues denken. (Van Tom Robbins - jarenlang was dit een van mijn lees-of-ik-schiet aanbevelingen.) Een Joodse lesbische taxi-chaffeuse krijgt een dybbuk (een soort kruising tussen een beschermengel en een bemoeiallige pestkop) in haar leven. Veel grappige stukken over hoe Corporate Thinking ook in de wereld van de spirits zijn sporen heeft achtergelaten. Plus veel over het leven van Rainbow Rosenbloom en haar tantes en vriendinnen. (Mannen spelen zowat geen rol in dit boek...)
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turned-down corners (what an outrage for the People of the Book) mark the location of interesting ideas and quotes she plans to steal or borrow.
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The aunts have brought more baggage than the passengers Rainbow takes to long-haul flights at Heathrow. Most of it contains the lunch.
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a kimono made of silk and moonlight, with sleeves of butterfly wings.
+++++ 


Journal Entry 35 by wingvioloncellixwing from Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Gisteren stond daar opeens een taxi voor de deur, met Dyke & Dybbuk terug, veel meegemaakt maar ongeschonden.

Stitchgrrl, veel dank voor je extra verrassing! 


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