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The Philosopher's Doll
by Amanda Lohrey | Literature & Fiction
Registered by blue1236 of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 9/11/2006
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Christa-BC): available


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 11, 2006

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I picked this up at the Melbourne Writers festival back in 2004 where I saw Amanda Lohrey speak. 


Journal Entry 2 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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Ready to send to Carole888 as an extra RABCK. 


Journal Entry 3 by blue1236 at Australia Post, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 10, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (8/11/2009 UTC) at Australia Post, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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In the mail. 


Journal Entry 4 by Carole888 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Monday, August 17, 2009

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Wow! Thank you blue1236 for this lovely surprise! This is quite an unusual book. Will let you know how it goes. 


Journal Entry 5 by Carole888 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

8 out of 10

This is an interesting read. The book flows well and keeps one turning the pages, though I had a sense of dread and discomfort, throughout the reading of this book..... mixed with the need to find out more. The two main characters were irritating and I did not like them at all... The book took a different turn, for me two-thirds of the way through, when the perspective changed and the story continued.... and by then, I couldn't put it down. I also found that it helped to understand the themes of the book more once I read the article below. Thank you, blue1236 for introducing me to this author. This was beautifully written and I am looking forward to reading her other book that you've sent, Camille's Bread.

Interview with Amanda Lowrey (Warning, spoiler!) 


Journal Entry 6 by Carole888 from Perth, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, January 28, 2010

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I'm putting this into the OZ VBB for I'd love to see other opinions on this book.

August 2010 (Taken out of Oz Vbb) 


Journal Entry 7 by Carole888 at East Fremantle, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/26/2011 UTC) at East Fremantle, Western Australia Australia

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Released at If Store in East Fremantle where we had our meet-up today. We had a good time looking through each others books and choosing new ones to read. This has been picked up and it is enjoyed as much as I enjoyed it. (Thank you for sharing blue1236!) 


Journal Entry 8 by Christa-BC at Perth, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, April 10, 2011

5 out of 10

I picked this book up at the last Bookcrossing meet-up at the IF Store & have just finished reading it today. Amanda Lohrey has a very unusual writing style. Long sentences where the thought is interrupted by commas, going into a different direction & then coming back to the main idea. It took me a while to get used to this style of writing. I liked the philosophy questions, "Do animals have souls?", but the explanations did not go deep enough for me, I wanted more and also couldn't quite see the relevance to the story.
The best sentence in the book for me was "...the past is like a movie, as if the events we look back to belong to someone else." I can certainly relate to that.
Thanks Carole for pushing me to take this book home. I have certainly discovered something new. 


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