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by William Gaddis | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingdavemurray101wing of Granville, New South Wales Australia on 5/3/2008
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Miss-Owl): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingdavemurray101wing from Granville, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, May 03, 2008

7 out of 10

-An extremely complex and involved book. Not for the faint hearted. Follows the journey of a series of characters from small town New England to places all over Europe.
- Written in point form so the narrative style may shock.


1001 Bookring.

Participants so far:

1. bookmaniac70 (Bulgaria)
2. jellyfish67 (united Kingdom)
3. Tubereader (United Kingdom).
4. lucy-lemon (uk)
5. Releanna (Austria)
6.Supertalya (south korea)
7. cat207 (australia)
8. Miss-Owl (australia)

-- then to be donated to the 1001 library --

If you wish to join in, let me know by PM. Being a large volume it is highly reccomended to send it by Surface Mail. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingdavemurray101wing at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 05, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (6/4/2008 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Bulgaria by Sea Mail for Bookmaniac 


Journal Entry 3 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

This book has not been rated.

This is probably the most huge book I have received by mail so far:-)). It arrived in perfect condition thanks to the careful packing of its owner:-)).

I hope it doesn`t sound like an excuse but I have a little baby (month and 1/2),so most probably I will be reading slowly. I hope you will bear with me!

Thanks a lot for sending the book to me! 


Journal Entry 4 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Thursday, January 08, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Just a quick note to inform that I`m reading the book for some time. Till now I find it quite difficult to comprehend. A big intellectual challenge. 


Journal Entry 5 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Saturday, January 24, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I fear that I have to give up on that book. It just goes so slowly and so difficult for me! Quite a challenge,I admit.Perhaps if I had more time for reading, it would have been easier to concentrate and appreciate this complex work.

Thanks to davemurray101 for allowing me to keep the book longer,and sorry for giving up! 


Journal Entry 6 by bookmaniac70 at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 29, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 9 yrs ago (1/28/2009 UTC) at Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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Mailed to jellyfish67. 


Journal Entry 7 by jellyfish67 from Burnley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, February 09, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely. 


Journal Entry 8 by jellyfish67 at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 08, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (10/7/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Sorry for the delay, now on it's way to tubereader. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 9 by Tubereader from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This book has not been rated.

My godness! This must be the biggest book I have ever received by mail!

Where I am supposed to read this? I guess that in bed it will not work and, definitely, does not fit into my handbag! :-))

I'll try to get to it as soon as possible, do not have any rings / rays in urgent need for attention so I'll probably start quite soon...

Thanks jellyfish for sending it and davemurray101 for sharing!!

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: Quick note to let everybody know that I have already read 25 pages of this book... still more than 900 to go, so it will take some time! 


Journal Entry 10 by Tubereader from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, December 12, 2009

4 out of 10

I'm afraid I have to give up on this one. After more than a month and about 200 pages, I'm still trying to figure out where the book is going. As I still have 700 pages left, I think it would take me about a year to finish it so I don't want to hold up this ring any longer.

I have PMed the next in line for their address. 


Journal Entry 11 by Tubereader at Luxembourg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg on Thursday, December 17, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (12/15/2009 UTC) at Luxembourg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg

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The book was sent by post to lucy-lemon, the next in line on Tuesday 15th of December.

Hope you enjoy it more than I did! 


Journal Entry 12 by lucy-lemon from Llandudno, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 17, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Oh my god, I thought I had already made a JE on this book! I was just planning on putting an update in, which was lucky, as otherwise I wouldn't have realised. I've had this book for a couple of weeks, and it seems to be taking me forever to read. I'm currently just over hlaf way through, so hopefully I should be able to send this on to Releanna soon. I am enjoying the book, a lot more than I was expecting to, but it's hard work. A lot of the time I don't really know who is talking to who, and I have to flick back a few pages to try and work it out! 


Journal Entry 13 by lucy-lemon from Llandudno, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 25, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I finished this book a few days ago, and am now trying to contact supetalya (Releanna wished to be skipped). I did enjoy the book, a lot more than I was expecting. My main problem with the novel was that huge chunks of it felt really, really unnecessary. I also found it difficult to keep track of who was speaking at some points along the way. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had been a bit more concise.

Will be posting off to the next person as soon as I hear back. 


Journal Entry 14 by lucy-lemon at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 08, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 8 yrs ago (2/5/2010 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to cat207. Surface mail. 


Journal Entry 15 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Thursday, February 11, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in today's mail, as well as two other rings. That's seven bookrings I have in the house. I hate this kind of pressure! 


Journal Entry 16 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Monday, March 29, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Sorry Dave. I'm giving up too. I've read 200 pages and I'm still clueless, and I have four other bookrings / rays at the moment and very little reading time. I haven't heard back from Miss-Owl re her return to Australia. I'll hang on to it until I see you next. 


Journal Entry 17 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Saturday, April 03, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I've caught up on the other bookrings, so I'm going to pick this up where I left off - at page 202. I hate not finishing a book! 


Journal Entry 18 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I can finally say I've finished with this book. Having just read through all the journal entries for all copies of this book registered on the site, I've gotta ask has anyone ever actually read all the book?
Just checked Amazon, and it seems that a few people have completed and even understood it!

My main question is "How could any parent call their child Recktall Brown?"

I have an Australian address for Miss-Owl so will get this into the mail when I've got the energy to carry it to the post office! 


Journal Entry 19 by Miss-Owl from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Thanks for hefting this all the way to the post office, cat207! The book is safe at my sister's place now, all ready for me to tackle in six weeks, and thence for donation to the 1001-library (where I sincerely hope that the next borrower will be from Oz). Many thanks! 


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