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Mister Pip
by Lloyd Jones | Literature & Fiction
Registered by scotsbookie of Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on 2/4/2008
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Safrolistics): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, February 04, 2008

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Synopsis
'You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.' Bougainville. 1991. A small village on a lush tropical island in the South Pacific. Eighty-six days have passed since Matilda's last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island. When the villagers' safe, predictable lives come to a halt, Bougainville's children are surprised to find the island's only white man, a recluse, re-opening the school. Pop Eye, aka Mr Watts, explains he will introduce the children to Mr Dickens. Matilda and the others think a foreigner is coming to the island and prepare a list of much needed items. They are shocked to discover their acquaintance with Mr Dickens will be through Mr Watts' inspiring reading of Great Expectations. But on an island at war, the power of fiction has dangerous consequences. Imagination and beliefs are challenged by guns.Mister Pip is an unforgettable tale of survival by story; a dazzling piece of writing that lives long in the mind after the last page is finished.

This book is going on a special NSSVS mission. Enjoy! Happy Valentine's Day!
 


Journal Entry 2 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Friday, February 15, 2008

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Received as part of my wonderful NSSVS parcel. I've been looking forward to reading this one....I'll let you know what I thought of it. 


Journal Entry 3 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Thursday, February 21, 2008

9 out of 10

I really loved this book, but I wasn't really sure if the last few chapters really added anything. A complete shocker (almost) ending.
Can't wait to see what it's next reader thinks of it. 


Journal Entry 4 by Safrolistics at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, March 02, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/2/2008 UTC) at -- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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