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Icarus
by Russell Andrews | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by AliceF of Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AliceF): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by AliceF from Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 08, 2006

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Birchfield Library in Birmingham is being rebuilt because of damp problems and a lot of their book stock has been redistributed to other libraries... and others are being sent to be recycled. I rescued this one before it could be destroyed.


Amazon Book Description

When a burglary goes wrong on the opening night of his new restaurant, Jack Keller is left a widower and suffering from several bullet wounds. In emotional and physical turmoil he becomes a self-pitying recluse, until Kid Demeter, a young man Jack once regarded as a son and who is now a formidable physiotherapist, bullies him into better health. Then Kid is found dead, but Jack cannot accept the view that his death was either accidental or suicide. Knowing he owes Kid for getting his own life back on track, Jack starts to investigate Kid's personal life and discovers he was a serial womaniser. He begins to identify and locate these women, but every time he speaks to one of them they end up dead. Then, as he edges closer to the truth of Kid's death, he realises that his wife's murder was the catalyst of all that followed. 


Journal Entry 2 by AliceF from Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 30, 2006

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BOOK RING: This ring is currently open. Members are as follows (if you wish to join, please PM me and I will add you!):

  • sunlightbub
  • bigcurlyloz
  • Twynnie
  • notingnothing
  • Sterile
  • Yesterdaysgirl
  • Returned home to me on 23 January 2008

How it works:
  • If you wish to be added to the list, please PM me with your details.
  • We will kick off once we have 5 members.
  • You will be sending the book to the person who appears after you in the list, so you need to PM them to get their address!
  • It's not a race, but please read and send the book on as speedily as you can, other people are dying to read it too.
  • Please journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it currently is) and again when you have read it (so we know what you thought of it!)
  • If you're the last person on the list (i.e. we run out of members) the book comes back to me until there are more interested parties...
 


Journal Entry 3 by sunlightbub from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, July 03, 2006

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Sorry I didn't get longer to chat to you but thanks so much for the loan of this book off my wishlist. I had a fab time, and it is so nice to put names to faces now..hugs xxx 


Journal Entry 4 by sunlightbub from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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Firstly, sorry for having this so long. I'm sure Alice won't mind as it was originally a loan not a ring!

Secondly, wow! What a great book. I almost sent it on unread, but I'm so glad I didn't. It starts off with a really disturbing happening, athen lulls you into a false sense of security before dealing you one blow after another.

I did guess the 'baddy' from quite an early stage, but this did not spoil the impact of the book. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.

Off to NotingNothing in the morning.Thanks for sharing, AliceF xxxx 


Journal Entry 5 by notingnothing from Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, September 02, 2006

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Arrived this week - thank you.

I've got quite a few bookrings at the moment (sod's law they all turn up at same time) but will do my best to get on with this one. Looks good :) 


Journal Entry 6 by notingnothing from Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, October 22, 2006

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Not able to get to this at the moment so am going to pass it on unread and be added to the end of the ring instead. Thanks AliceF.

Will post to bigcurlyloz this week. 


Journal Entry 7 by bigcurlyloz from Hilton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 30, 2006

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This arrived on Saturday. I'll start it soon :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by bigcurlyloz from Hilton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 01, 2006

6 out of 10

I can't put my finger on what I didn't like about this book. I empathised with the central character, liked the way it was all constructed, the ending, and thought I should have really enjoyed it. However it was one of those books that compelled me to read until the end, but which left me a little ambivalent. Ah well!

Posting to Twynnie today. 


Journal Entry 9 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 03, 2006

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Thia arrived today, it's in a queue of bookrings but I'm getting through them pretty fast! I'm looking forward to reading this one, thanks to AliceF for sharing and to bigcurlyloz for passing it on to me! 


Journal Entry 10 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 04, 2006

7 out of 10

I did like this book, but it wasn't one of those books that really involved me in the story. I empathised with Jack but all the other characters weren't really fleshed out enough - a lot of them didn't get a chance before they met an unhappy end! It was exciting enough to make me want to keep reading but the eventual ending did .seem a little contrived (How likely is it that so many bad things involving heights could happen to one man in his life time? )

Still a fun read though - it is now on its way back to notingnothing as Sterile is busy and has asked to be skipped. 


Journal Entry 11 by notingnothing from Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, December 08, 2006

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Arrived safely - thank you. 


Journal Entry 12 by AliceF from Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 16, 2007

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Received a message (a few weeks ago) from notingnothing that she didn't realise she "wasn't last on the list for this one *gulp*; will try and get a move on, lol!"
 


Journal Entry 13 by notingnothing from Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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Sterile has asked to be skipped so will PM yesterdays girl. 


Journal Entry 14 by notingnothing at A Controlled Release in A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 05, 2007

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/7/2007 UTC) at A Controlled Release in A Controlled Release, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Off to yesterdaysgirl 


Journal Entry 15 by yesterdaysgirl from Frimley, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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I got this book this morning. I will try and get to it asap, but I have a few rings/rays to catch up on 1st. 


Journal Entry 16 by yesterdaysgirl from Frimley, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, January 20, 2008

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So sorry for hanging onto this book, life just imploded.

Thanks to AliceF for sharing.

As I am last on this list, I will PM her, so I can return the book. 


Journal Entry 17 by AliceF from Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Returned home to me yesterday: thanks to all those of you who participated; I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) 


Journal Entry 18 by AliceF from Coventry, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 15, 2009

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My bookshelves are ready for another cull, so this one is going to be released. In the meantime, it's AVL. 


Journal Entry 19 by AliceF at Old Windmill Inn & Pub, Spon Street in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, April 24, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/7/2009 UTC) at Old Windmill Inn & Pub, Spon Street in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom

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I think I released this at the monthly bccov meet at The Old Windmill Inn in Coventry. 




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