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The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction
Registered by cally-c of Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 21, 2006
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jellyfish67): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by cally-c from Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 21, 2006

10 out of 10

Amazon.co.uk Review
At the end of her life, Iris Griffen takes up her pen to record the secret history of her family, the romantic melodrama of its decline and fall between the two World Wars. Conjuring a world of prosperity and misery, marriage and loneliness, the central enigma of Iris's tale is the death of her sister, Laura Chase, who "drove a car off a bridge" at the end of the Second World War. Suicide or accident? The story gradually unfolds, interspersed with sketches of Iris's present-day life--confined by age and ill-health--and a second novel, The Blind Assassin by Laura Chase. Allowing a glimpse into a clandestine love affair between a privileged young woman and a radical "agitator" on the run, this version of The Blind Assassin is an overt act of seduction: the exchange of sex and story about an imaginary world of Sakiel-Norn (a play with the potential, and convention, of fantasy and sci-fi).

I loved this book - what an amazing read. Although you have an idea of what happens at the end, you don't know how or why it happens, or exactly what happens to each of the characters till the very end. The story is gripping & the characters easy to sympathise with.
 


Journal Entry 2 by cally-c from Alfreton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 08, 2009

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Offering this as a ray.
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teggers (UK till May - EU)
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WigglyWoods (UK-Int'l)
Hayes13 (Rome - EU)
kizmiaz (Portugal - EU)
 


Journal Entry 3 by cally-c at Post Office, to first person on bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 16, 2009

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Journal Entry 4 by teggers from Mansfield, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 19, 2009

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Yay! It came today. I have a few books to get through before I can start but I'm looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 5 by teggers at Royal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Off to the next person in the ring. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 6 by jellyfish67 from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Arrived safely yesterday. 




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