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The Loop
by Nicholas Evans | Literature & Fiction
Registered by smajd86 of Great Falls, Montana USA on 11/26/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by WolfofVA): to be read

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by smajd86 from Great Falls, Montana USA on Monday, November 26, 2007

9 out of 10

I love this book. It's set in Montana and is a "Roman a Clef" (pardon my spelling). While all the details about Montana aren't correct, finding the mistakes were fun. If you aren't familiar with Montana, you'll still enjoy the book. The evolving/revolving relationship between the father and son kept my attention. 

Journal Entry 2 by Megi53 from Danville, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This looks very good.

I love books with lots of natural history and a sense of place -- plus, the Calder family reminded me of the Carringtons in Dynasty during a quick flip-through of the first 50 pages.

I'll be trying the 50-State Challenge again and may just have to start in the northwest this time so I can read The Loop sooner! 

Journal Entry 3 by Megi53 from Danville, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 11, 2009

9 out of 10

Started this Jan. 3 and have been looking up books and articles about wolves ever since! Very compelling.

Some of Evans's characterization was a bit "off": a woman in her early 20's with breast cancer? that bizarre crimson curtain incident? But he really got JJ Lovelace down. I was fascinated with how the old codger changed as he grew to know Buck Junior and Kathy.

I absolutely loved the wedding scenes -- first Helen's dad in balmy Barbadoes, then the everyone-on-horseback extravaganza!

Open-ended enough that I've been thinking about it ever since I finished early this morning. Thanks sooo much for sending it with the Christmas package in '07. Now going to release it for The Reader challenge. 

Journal Entry 4 by Megi53 at River Walk Trail in Danville, Virginia USA on Saturday, January 17, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (1/16/2009 UTC) at River Walk Trail in Danville, Virginia USA



Left on a picnic table behind Biscuitville, this book is a part of the BookCrossing "The Reader" Challenge: to find and release books that somehow relate to the award winning book “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink. (In "The Loop", Helen is 29 and Luke is 18, while in "The Reader", Hanna is over 30 and Michael is in his teens.)

The movie based on the book opens January, 2009 (in the U.S.). Be sure to check your local theatres for listings. The closest showing I could find for this weekend is at the Carousel Grande 15 in Greensboro.

As an added bonus, if you have found this book before February 22 and join BookCrossing, you can enter our "The Reader" movie contest. Simply attend a screening of "The Reader" and save your ticket stub. Print your screen name on the back of the stub and send it to BookCrossing: The Reader Contest at 323 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864. We will hold a drawing shortly after February 22, 2009 to determine the winners and you will be notified by email if you have won. One more reason to sign up for BookCrossing today! (Full details available online at )


Journal Entry 5 by WolfofVA from Forest, Virginia USA on Thursday, January 29, 2009

10 out of 10

I was walking down the Dan River Trail when I saw a book just sitting behind a Biscuitville. I wasn't sure if it belonged to anyone. I kept walking. When I returned, no one was to be found. I picked up the book and carried it home with me!


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