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The Almost Moon
by Alice Sebold | Literature & Fiction
Registered by pepita-di-Corfu of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on 11/3/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kayjay33): reserved


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by pepita-di-Corfu from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on Saturday, November 03, 2007

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Taken from the back cover:
"When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.

Clair Knightly and her daughter Helen are locked in a relationship so unrelenting that it has sucked the air out of both of their lives. And as this electrifying novel opens, Helen crosses a line she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime's buried desire.

Over the next twenty-four hours, Helen's life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads. A woman who has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare, she now faces an uncertain and dangerous freedom.

In The Almost Moon, Sebold explores the complex ties within families, the meaning of devotion and the fragility of the boundary that separates us from our darkest impulses. This is an unforgettable novel, a raw and powerful story, written with the carity and insight that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page." 


Journal Entry 2 by pepita-di-Corfu from Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece on Monday, February 04, 2008

8 out of 10

just finished reading.. i have to say i am quite disappointed in the Almost Moon when i think what an impression made on me the two previous books by Alice Sebold. I wasn't disappointed as much on the story, but mostly on the writing of the book. It seemed as though it was not an Alice Sebold book. Anyways, i hope the next reader will enjoy it more than i did.. and i hope the next Alice Sebold book will amaze me just like the previous ones did. 


Journal Entry 3 by pepita-di-Corfu at international BCing in by post, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 06, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (2/7/2008 UTC) at international BCing in by post, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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kayjay33 wants to read this book so now that i'm finished with it i'm sending it over to Canada. I hope you'll enjoy reading it!

I'll also add this release in charbono's Around the World 2008 release challenge that is to send books to every country of the world. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Monday, February 25, 2008

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I was so happy to get this book today all the way from Pepita-di-Corfu in Greece.
My cousin is going to like the stamps which I will give him. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, March 04, 2008

8 out of 10

A reviewer in my local paper says that Sebold might want to think about a psychological evaluation herself. I will admit that it was a strange book, with characters that made you shudder and say to yourself "How could she do that?" But Sebold has in both her previous books brought out the deep emotions of her characters. How can we know ,without going through it ourselves, how living with a mentally disturbed person can warp your mind and cause you to be mentally disturbed as well. This does not make Sebold unstable. It only proves what a clever writer she is, to be able to depict these emotions in such a shockingly disturbing way.
Thank you so much, Pepita-di-Corfu, for sending me this facinating book. 


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