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Millroy the Magician
by Paul Theroux | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Pixette of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 3/29/2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by D-face): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Pixette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 29, 2007

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ISBN: 0140235280

Picked up at the Pyrmont Community Centre Book Exchange.

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Journal Entry 2 by Pixette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, March 03, 2008

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Millroy is indeed a magician, but one whose ambitions reach far beyond the crowd-pleasing tricks he performs in the tatty fairground tent where we first meet him. He intends to conjure up fame, fortune and a new identity as he promotes a new digestive religion for middle America based on healthy, biblically inspired and, above all, fiber-filled eating. Millroy plans a literal purging of America, and in a barnstorming transcontinental roadshow, related by his accomplice and amanuensis, teenage runaway Jilly Farina, Millroy sets about spreading the word to the constipated faithful. In his phantasmagoria, Theroux gives us America as carnival with the prayer meetings, the sideshow and the superstar.

and a review from Amazon
"Milroy is a prophet for our times - hilarious, earnest, quirky and sincere. As he preaches the Gospel of Bibical eating, he invents a new way of life - one that is destined to change the world. Of course, it soon becomes apparent that this tale follows the Christ story (in explicit detail) - from the ragtag group of followers, to the shunning masses (who STILL don't get the real message), to those who only care about the miracles to the raising of the dead and, at last, sacrifice and resurrection and a new life in his teachings.
On one level, there is the story of the mystery man - the one everyone knows - who becomes the great Teacher with the all of the attending attention. He is the moral teacher, the one who breaks the rules and must decide how far to go. Like Christ, he is aware of his own impending doom and sees that his message will only be greater after his death. This is the book that most authors wish they could write but never do." 


Journal Entry 3 by Pixette from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, March 03, 2008

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Offered up as a bookring (please PM Pixette to join)

Participants:

1. Freelunch
2. .....

then back home to Pixette 


Journal Entry 4 by Pixette at on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/9/2008 UTC) at

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Posted off to Freelunch 


Journal Entry 5 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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received today, thanks Pixette

I have a bunch of books I have to read at the moment but I'll try to get to this one within a month (or by the end of April at the latest) 


Journal Entry 6 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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the good news: I'm part-way through this book and I'm enjoying it

the bad news: my youngest son chose this book today as a projectile to launch at his older brother. both kids survived but the book was damaged in the process. it isn't unreadable but one page has fallen out and more may follow so I will track down a replacement to send back in its place. 


Journal Entry 7 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book (my first Paul Theroux) - thanks again to Pixette.

happily no further pages have fallen out and I've reinforced the front cover so it no longer feels like it is about to drop off - I think this copy will probably survive at least one more reader.

as a replacement has been arranged for Pixette I'll pass this one on to a fellow bookcrosser in a bag of books I'm sending later this month... 


Journal Entry 8 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Friday, May 02, 2008

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Thanks, freelunch. Looks intriguing. I've not read any Theroux in ages. And you've done a great job in healing its wounds. 


Journal Entry 9 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Monday, March 23, 2009

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Sending (very belatedly) to the winner of the Happy Smile Day competition.

 


Journal Entry 10 by livrecache at Caulfield North, Victoria Australia on Monday, March 23, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (3/23/2009 UTC) at Caulfield North, Victoria Australia

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A very belated addition to the Happy Smile Day winner's collection 


Journal Entry 11 by alice2623663 from Wollongong, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, May 09, 2009

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Arrived safely - thanks! 


Journal Entry 12 by D-face at Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/25/2011 UTC) at Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Journal Entry 13 by D-face at Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/28/2012 UTC) at Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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