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Sunrise on Kusatsu Harbor
by Dan Maloney | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Heaven-Ali of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 9/22/2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by yayajanuary): to be read


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 22, 2007

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This was one of about 4 copies of this novel that were passed to the Birmingham bookcrossers by the staff of Hudsons Birmingham (where we have our monthly meet ups), that had been them sent to them by the author, who knew of our meetings there. He wanted us to distribute the books through bookcrossing.

From the back cover:

...A compelling tale of love, revenge, prejudice and triumph. Told through the eyes of a narrator, Mieko and tori's story began in Japan during WW2. They were a couple with dreams of marriage and a family untill the fateful day that Mieko was called to serve his country.


ray list:

orange-platypus - Uk
Cassiopaeia - UK
cross-patch - UK
starflash - UK
pinkydinky - UK
back to me Heaven-Ali - UK
Fifna - Netherlands
 


Journal Entry 2 by Heaven-Ali at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

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Journal Entry 3 by orange-platypus from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, October 04, 2007

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This arrived in the post today. It looks very American (whatever I mean by that...) Never judge a book by its cover though. Many thanks for sending it. 


Journal Entry 4 by orange-platypus from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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I didn't manage to read this as after some pages I realised it wasn't my kind of thing and I have lots of books waiting to be read. It's all packaged up and ready to go though and I'll post sometime next week when I can get to the post office. 


Journal Entry 5 by orange-platypus from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, November 03, 2007

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Posted to Cassiopaeia this morning. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 06, 2007

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Arrived today, thank you orange-platypus and Heaven-Ali. A short wait until I can start it but shouldn't be too long. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, November 15, 2007

6 out of 10

This was a nice gentle read, homing in on the reality of a situation that many of us are very well aware of, others, younger, maybe not. The writing was simple and straightforward and the story well was well told. The story of course from a historical viewpoint was fairly predictable, one wanted to shout at Tori to turn back when she was so determined to reach Nagasaki. I enjoyed this simple tale of love and prejudice but the AIDS subplot was just too unbelievable and damaged the whole tenor of the story, I wish that hadn't been there.

Ready to go when I hear from the next in line. Thanks Heaven-Ali for sharing this book. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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In the post and on it's way to Cross-patch today. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Thank you, Sunrise on Kusatsu Harbour arrived today. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

7 out of 10

Gentle, considering the subject, sort of fairy tale. The inner story of Mieko and Tori was compelling and beautifully told. I had more trouble with the outer story of the 'family' witnessing the video, but, at the same time I enjoyed the twist. So, thank you Heaven-Ali for making this book available as a ring.

I have the next address and shall get to the post tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 11 by starflash on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Arrived today, thank you. Half way through another large book\bookring, I will read this one over the Xmas break. 


Journal Entry 12 by starflash on Thursday, January 03, 2008

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Sending to Pinkydinky tomorrow.

I agree about the AIDS subplot. It spoilt the story. Because of its simplicity, I was thinking that this text could be used as an instructive reconciliation text for children in todays ruptured societies. Sadly not, because of the subplot. 


Journal Entry 13 by pinkydinky on Monday, January 07, 2008

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Arrived today - Thanks Starflash 


Journal Entry 14 by pinkydinky on Friday, January 11, 2008

9 out of 10

I read this in the space of 24 hours. I loved the story of Mieko and Tori. I have to agree that some bits of the Aids plot were unbelievable. The main story is a tale of two people caught up in the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and how they deal with it. One with a heart filled with bitterness and intent on revenge and the other with dignity and forgiveness.

sent to heaven-ali 15/1 


Journal Entry 15 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, January 18, 2008

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will try to get to this soon - and many thanks for the bookmark ; ) 


Journal Entry 16 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, January 28, 2008

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This is a simply told love story which is rather sweet - although not my usual kind of read. I too however found the aids storyline to be utterly ridiculous.

I will be sending on to fifna this week. 


Journal Entry 17 by Heaven-Ali at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Journal Entry 18 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, February 08, 2008

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Arrived safely, thanks Heaven-Ali! 


Journal Entry 19 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, August 23, 2008

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I read this a little while ago, and I thought I had already journalled my thoughts on it. Now I have to dig into my memory, and I won't be able to go into much detail. I enjoyed the book very much. The AIDS subplot felt out of place though. The fact that it was unbelievable wasn't so much the problem for me, In don't mind a weird twist to a story, but as this was such a gentle and simple story it would have been better off in another book. Perhaps in a thriller more along the lines of Dan Brown's genre. But otherwise, it was a very enjoyable read.
Thank you for sharing, Heaven-Ali! I'm going to try and extend this ray further.
Edit: here are the next participants in this bookray:

rroos (Tilburg, Netherlands)

back to Fifna (Voorburg, Netherlands) to send abroad
yayajanuary (Jakarta, Indonesia)
 


Journal Entry 20 by wingFifnawing at Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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Sent to rroos today! 


Journal Entry 21 by rroos from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, September 04, 2008

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Found the book in the mail yesterday, thanx Fifna! Am really looking forward to reading this book. You'll hear from me again... 


Journal Entry 22 by rroos from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Thank you so much for sharing this book, Fifna. I found the book very touching. I agree with the AIDS-part, in my opinion it didn't really fit into the story, but it was still a very good read. I hope other readers after me will like it just as much!


 


Journal Entry 23 by rroos at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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travels back to Fifna by mail... 


Journal Entry 24 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 20, 2008

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Arrived back with me, thanks for sending, rroos, and thank you very much for the tea! 


Journal Entry 25 by wingFifnawing at Tangerang, Jakarta Indonesia on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Sending it to yayajanuary today! 


Journal Entry 26 by yayajanuary from Jakarta, Jakarta Indonesia on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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thanks Fifna :) 


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