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The Road
by Cormac McCarthy | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Skinfull75 of Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by KiwiinEngland): available


30 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Skinfull75 from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

5 out of 10

Okay...I love the premise of this book. It appealed to me immediatly and I rushed home to read it but the angle the writer took just turned me away before I could get even a third of the way in. I understand what he was trying with the starkness of characters (not even naming both main characters apart from Boy and Father through out the book) but it made for a difficult read.
Hopfully somesone else will enjoy it. Its being made into a movie so alot of people must have loved it! 


Journal Entry 2 by Skinfull75 at on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This book has not been rated.

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Will be Released at my first Book Crossing Meet up tonight 


Journal Entry 3 by Skinfull75 at on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/22/2008 UTC) at

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Released at the BC July meet up 


Journal Entry 4 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, August 02, 2008

10 out of 10

If society collapsed, technology stopped working and money and jewels no longer had any value...when all that was valued were clothes, food and water, would people join together and help each other out? This book takes the premise that they won't, that it's a dog eat dog world and society has totally broken down. And once the riots are over and few survive...what happens then?

The story of a man and child walking along a road, living for the moment as they search for food and uncontaminated water while being cautious of strangers who may have dishonest motives. The father tries to teach the son morals of the world, adapted to fit with the present desolate circumstances.

I really really enjoyed this book. The way the short chapters and paragraphs were written gave a glimpse of what may have happened to cause a world wide disaster. And the father tries to maintain a relationship with a child, while shielding him from the worst the world can throw at them.
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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I have offered this as an international ring

Partipants to date
yayajanuary (in Asia, thank you for shipping in'tl) Read
bearyfriend (in Oz, thank you for shipping In'tl) Read
Stacers1973 (USA) Asked to be skipped
crazy-book-lady (in Canada, thank you for shipping In'tl) Read
rosepetal2 (in USA, thank you for offering to shipping Int'l) Read
labmomnm (in USA, thank you for offering to post int'l) Read
bookworm76 (in Oz, thank you for offering to post int'l) Read
amcamp1644 (in South Korea, thank you for offering to post int'l) Read
alassante (In EU, eu shipping preferred, but can post int'l if needed) Read
Karen07814 (in UK, thank you for offering to post int'l) Read
Lord-Trotsky (in UK, thank you for offering to post int'l) Read
hyper7 (in South Africa, thank you for offering to post int'l)) Read

Back with KiwiInEngland Book was here and is travelling again
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, September 20, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/20/2008 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posting on to Indonesdia as the first step of a book ring. 


Journal Entry 7 by yayajanuary from Jakarta, Jakarta Indonesia on Thursday, October 16, 2008

3 out of 10

One thing for sure, the way Mr.Cormac wrote the book is very unique. Yet, I'm still trying to understand where will he lead me with his book?

This book is very tiring, as it tells about a father and son's journey. At the beginning I didn't understand why on earth they did this kind of journey? then I understood. The whole point is the father is dying. But actually there are several things I didn't get:

1.In which part of the earth they did the journey that they hardly met any single human beings?

2.What's the point of taking his son if the father ended up dying and left his son? I mean, if the father knew he was dying..why not took his son to someone else?

3.I believe Mr.Cormac wrote a beautiful story in The Road (although it's hard for me to find the beautifulness in here), but Mr.Cormac did a very very terrible job in the writing part. The way he spelled the word is very very poor. He neglected small things like:
he wrote "can't"--cant. 


Journal Entry 8 by yayajanuary at by mail, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/17/2008 UTC) at by mail, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore

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Released to bearyfriend.
I have sent this book to you today.
The registration number (in case you wanna check with your post office) is
RR 0026890 5 ID 


Journal Entry 9 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Friday, December 26, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Received with thanks. 


Journal Entry 10 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Saturday, January 10, 2009

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This is like reading a school lit, but I thoroughly enjoy reading it. Though there's no mention about what actually happened for the father & son to start that journey, it's actually the process that the story is all about. You'll want to know what lies ahead, will they encounter danger, is there really no one else except them alive in this world, and will they survive. From what I understand, it could be after a nuclear war, as one of the pages said they were woken by some men wearing canister masks and biohazard suit (Pg.62). It's also quite sad to read about men being locked up in an underground cell, being kept there waiting to be eaten. Yet when they called for help, the father and son could do nothing to help them 'cos they are also trying to survive from being caught. It's real disgusting, but like what KiwiinEngland said it's a dog eat dog society, esp when the world is no longer capable of sustaining life. The whole journey is really a struggle to survive, so it make one think no matter how irrational things are, will one still do the extreme? One can also see the love between father and son, from their conversations and the things both do for each other. I'm happy they found a bomb shelter filled with food & supplies at one of the town and stayed there few days before moving on, and also meeting an old man by the name of Ely. And in the end the father could go no further and dies (prob TB, as he coughs blood) it's also very sad.

I'm going to get the film adaptation to watch. The father is portrayed by Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in Lord of the Rings). If I have a copy of this book, I'll definitely keep it as pc to read again some other time.

I'm glad I got the chance to read this. Stacers1973 asked to be skipped, as she has got a copy as a christmas present. Will send it to the next in line on Mon.

12-Jan Sent via air 


Journal Entry 11 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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The book arrived yesterday and I started it last night, though I suppose being the last one on the list I could have taken my time with it! Anyway, someone at customs must have been suspicious of a package coming from Singapore, because it was opened by the Canada Border Services Agency (at least, that is what is printed on the bright yellow tape that was used to reclose the envelope). I hope there wasn't anything else in the envelope, bearyfriend, because all it contained was the book. :)

KiwiinEngland, do you want me to keep the book when I am finished with it, or send it back to you? 


Journal Entry 12 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, February 06, 2009

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Hi Crazy-book-lady, when you are finished with the book could you please keep it moving as the list of participants has now been extended.

Thanks 


Journal Entry 13 by crazy-book-lady from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 09, 2009

9 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book. The story is devastatingly sad, but the writing is beautiful and the images the author evokes are so vivid.

I mailed the book to rosepetal2 today, so it is continuing on its journey.

Thanks for starting the bookring KiwiinEngland! 


Journal Entry 14 by crazy-book-lady at Hurst, Illinois USA on Monday, February 09, 2009

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Mailed to rosepetal2 today. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 15 by rosepetal2 from Ridgeland, Mississippi USA on Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Received in the mail today. I will start reading today and contact the next person on the list. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 16 by rosepetal2 from Ridgeland, Mississippi USA on Saturday, March 07, 2009

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I had a difficult time reading this. It was a little hard for me to follow the conversations and I guess I just prefer a different writing style. Will be mailing this out to labmomnm on Monday. 


Journal Entry 17 by winglabmomnmwing from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Saturday, March 21, 2009

8 out of 10

Arrived while I was out of town; I'll finish my current book & this is next.

1 April 2009 - I finished this yesterday but needed a day's distance to mull it over. I kept wishing Carl Sagan had been alive to read this; he was very active in disseminating the idea of a "nuclear winter", which McCarthy seems to have followed for the environmental collapse in this book. Anyway, I'm a bus commuter & this was one of those books that was so engrossing that I'd look up from it & be surprised to find myself on a bus with actual people & no ashfall. The pacing was incredible, the spare style was perfect for the story, but I don't think I could bear to read it again.

I had heard that a film is being made from the book so I checked IMDB.com - I can't imagine going to see it, although Viggo Mortensen is going to play the father & I think he'll be able to do the character justice. It was too vivid in my head; how can a movie truly capture that desolation?

I've just PM'd bookworm76 for an address. 


Journal Entry 18 by winglabmomnmwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 11, 2009

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Mailed to bookworm76 


Journal Entry 19 by bookworm76 from Kedron, Queensland Australia on Monday, May 11, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in the mail. Will read it and pass it on. 


Journal Entry 20 by bookworm76 from Kedron, Queensland Australia on Saturday, May 16, 2009

9 out of 10

I didn't know what to expect of this book when I got it. I don't think it would be right to say I "enjoyed" this book but I think I definately got something out of it and I thought it was a good read.

The pure bleakness of their existance and the lack of hope I think got me most of all. I just didn't know where this book was going and I think this is what the author wanted - he wanted us to feel that lack of a destination the same as the characters. Even the lack of closure at the end gave me the impression the author wanted us to feel the same lack of certainty that the main characters felt.

I would recommend this book but if I can offer any advice to those following me on this ring I would offer this - this book is definately not pre-bedtime reading. The one night I did this my dreams were so strange that I never did it again. 


Journal Entry 21 by bookworm76 at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/17/2009 UTC) at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia

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Posted off the to next person on the list. 


Journal Entry 22 by amcamp1644 from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, June 29, 2009

3 out of 10

Just got it in the mail. Yay! Thanks bookworm76

Finished this the other day. Wasn't really impressed. The writing was good and all and McCarthy certainly did well setting the mood, but I just couldn't get into it. Still, glad I read it. PMing the next person on the list now. 


Journal Entry 23 by amcamp1644 at Dalmatia, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 09, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/9/2009 UTC) at Dalmatia, Pennsylvania USA

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Sent to alassante. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 24 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Saturday, July 18, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today. Thanks a lot!

I am looking forward to reading it, but I am currently halfway into other two rings already. It won't take long, though :))) 


Journal Entry 25 by alassante from Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

10 out of 10

I totally agree with bookworm76: this is not a pre-bedtime reading.
I have read other "post end of the world" novels (mostly by S. King), but there's something in this book that makes it even more disturbing. The bleakness and sense of desolation -both materialistic and spiritual- are expressed by a somehow strange (at least to me) writing: the dialogues are very essential and almost elementary, and they don't even look like dialogues on the page. On the other hand, I found in the narration several words I had never heard of before (and although English is not my first language, this had not happened to me since a long time...)
Also, the idea that everything concerning "normal" human relations is lost in the world is conveyed also by the fact that not even the main characters have names: in the whole novel there are no names at all, except one, which is not even this secondary character's real name.
Finally, I found it even more despairing that there's no explanation at all on what exactly happened to the planet (or maybe just the US?). No explanation why, how or when, just the description of a world that has been burnt and devastated, possibly years before (?)
In all this bleakness and desolation, I can't help seeing something symbolic in the character of "the child", who is the "carrier of fire" and -despite his apparent young age- the carrier of the last sense of humanity: feelings, compassion, mercy. In this perspective the ending -that at first hit me as strangely too optimistic- makes more sense to me as a symbol for hope and redemption.

So many thanks to KiwiinEngland, who shared this book with us, and allowed me to keep it a bit longer. I would have regretted immensely not being able to read this!
I just got karen07814's address, so the bookring will keep going on soon :) 


Journal Entry 26 by alassante at Palermo, Sicilia Italy on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/20/2009 UTC) at Palermo, Sicilia Italy

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The book is already travelling on its way to the next participant. I went to the post office yesterday but I could only log here today.
And I want to thank KiwiinEngland once again, not only for organizing this ring and sharing the book with us, but also for being so kind and understanding. Thanks! :)))))) 


Journal Entry 27 by wingkaren07814wing from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, September 24, 2009

7 out of 10

caught it!
Unfortunately I should have learned my lesson. If it says prizewinner or shortlisted anywhere on the cover the chances are it's not going to be one of my favourites.
This one's not one of my favourites.
To me it's like an excercise in descriptive prowess and therefore too long. By nature I'm impatient and this one takes so long to get anywhere.
Totally wasted on me.
Back to Enid Blyton I go..... 


Journal Entry 28 by Lord-Trotsky from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 01, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Book arrived this morning. I'll get stuck in as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 29 by Lord-Trotsky from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, October 09, 2009

8 out of 10

Probably the saddest book I've ever read. There seemed very little hope in this story and, at the same time, it is a story of hope. Hope that things will be better, hope that the father can save the son from the terrible world they live in, hope that their struggle and journey is not futile. All the way through there is a feeling of despair, even when good things happen.
I enjoyed this book very much, I liked the simple way it is written and I think some of the imagery will stay with me for a long time. 


Journal Entry 30 by Lord-Trotsky at -- Controlled release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, October 09, 2009

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Put it in the post box today. It is now winging it's way to South Africa. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 31 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Got it! (Very fast, wow!!)

 


Journal Entry 32 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Sunday, October 18, 2009

8 out of 10

Now that was really something. Very well done! I think the minimalist writing style underscores the bleak landscape and the bleak future of the human race very well.

My wife is reading it at the moment, then we will send it on to wherever. 


Journal Entry 33 by Bluedrop from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Saturday, October 24, 2009

7 out of 10

Thanks for sharing the book!
 


Journal Entry 34 by hyper7 at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Going back home to Kiwiinengland. Thanks for sharing!
 


Journal Entry 35 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, November 02, 2009

This book has not been rated.

This book arrived back home this morning. Thank you to all the participants for reading it and helping it on its journey. 


Journal Entry 36 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This book has not been rated.

With the film about to be released in many countires I have offered this as an international ring for another round
Partipants to date
MrBaggins1 (in South Africa) Read
Kathmeista ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
Andi1203 (in Austria)Read
ana-b (in The Netherlands)Read
flambard (in The UK) Read
wendyv ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
Appelsiini (in Finland)Read
zimort ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
trisousa (in Portugal) Read
nat4lee (in USA) Read
Lunar73 (in Australia) Read
bekoh (in Australia) Read
seayork2002 (in UK) Read
disneyfreaksam (in UK) Read
souram (in Switzerland) Read
jujuks (in Portugal) Read
dutch-book (in The Netherlands) Read
VictoriaWagtail (in Sweden, thank you for posting int'l) Read
PJLBewdy ASKED TO BE SKIPPED
JemmaJ (in UK, thank you for posting int'l)<-------- Book here 31 August 2011, no journal entry made by JemmaJ

-----> you can be added here
back to kiwiinengland

Others can be added in future

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.
How the bookring works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to get it out to next reader within four weeks)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available)
* MAKE A CONTROLLED RELEASE. Please use you location (you the sender)to make the book's travel map consistent. Don't use "posted as bookray" or similar as this will not add to the books map.

Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions
 


Journal Entry 37 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/16/2010 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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This book ring is going on a second round of travels, and will start off in South Africa. 


Journal Entry 38 by mrbaggins1 from Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on Monday, February 01, 2010

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Arrived today - I was waiting for a copy of this for a long time and I would've bought a copy soon as I refuse to see the newly released movie before I've read the book. Funny this is that it was in South Africa, traveled to Ireland, and is now back in South Africa once more. 


Journal Entry 39 by mrbaggins1 from Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on Saturday, February 06, 2010

9 out of 10

This is the second of McCarthy's books I've read, the other being "Blood Meridian" and I have "The Border Trilogy" on Mt TBR. Man oh man, McCarthy's books are filled with the darkest deepest nights of the soul....

The stark, bleak text sets the tone to this post-Apocalyptic tale which grabbed me by the throat. I finished in one day reading far into the night. In the end it's about the triumph of the human spirit - We are the carriers of the fire - imo and that a never give up attitude against enormous odds sometimes leads to the desired outcome. A great, but bleak book. I dunno if I want to see the movie and as much as I like Charlize Theron I can't see where she fits into the film except if someone did a major rewrite in the script which will detract from the power of the novel. Will have to read some intelligent reviews first.

Thanks for sharing - contacted the next in line 


Journal Entry 40 by mrbaggins1 at Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on Friday, February 12, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/12/2010 UTC) at Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

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Posted today by surface mail Andi1203 (in Austria). Kathmeista (in Taiwan) asked to be skipped as she bought her own copy. Thanks for sharing

http://mrbaggins1.livejournal.com/46904.html 


Journal Entry 41 by Andi1203 from Stockerau, Niederösterreich Austria on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I've got the book today (thanks mrbaggins1) and I'll probably start reading it next week. 


Journal Entry 42 by Andi1203 from Stockerau, Niederösterreich Austria on Sunday, February 28, 2010

10 out of 10

Started the book earlier because I was really looking forward to read it. And I wasn't disappointed. I like this kind of sad and depressing stories because they always remind me how lucky I am to live a normal life in a peaceful surrounding.

As soon as I get ana-b's address I'll send it. 


Journal Entry 43 by Andi1203 at sent by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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I've sent the book to ana-b. Enjoy. 


Journal Entry 44 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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The book has arrived today. Thanks Andi1203 and KiwiinEngland 


Journal Entry 45 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 01, 2010

8 out of 10

A very good story. I had to stop reading several times, because sometimes the idea of such an empty, black earth was frightening. I am looking forward to seeing the film. 


Journal Entry 46 by ana-b at By mail: to a fellow Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, April 02, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/31/2010 UTC) at By mail: to a fellow Bookcrosser in - Per post of in persoon doorgegeven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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On its way to England 


Journal Entry 47 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

This book has not been rated.

It has arrived! Many thanks ana-b and KiwiinEngland! 


Journal Entry 48 by Flambard from Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Thursday, April 15, 2010

9 out of 10

A compelling and very atmpospheric read, with superb ambience. A father and son trek, more or less silently, across America which has been changed into an ash-covered post-apocalyptic wasteland. There is danger and menace all around and a sense of constant threat. The language and minimal punctuation contained in the narrative adds to the dismal desolation. I loved it. There was one passage which really summed it up for me:

"This was the first human being other than the boy that he'd spoken to in more than a year. My brother at last. The reptilian calculations in those cold and shifting eyes. The grey and rotting teeth. Claggy with human flesh. Who has made of the world a lie every word."

Rannoch Moor 


Journal Entry 49 by Flambard at Sent to a fellow BookCrosser, Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 16, 2010

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To Finland! 


Journal Entry 50 by Appelsiini from Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa Finland on Friday, April 30, 2010

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Finally it's in Finland! :)

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Read the book and already sent it to Portugal but forgot to do the journal entry! :) (Should I have a holiday soon?!?)

I liked the book, althought I think it's quite rough reading. The text and the context made it hard to quit after starting. I haven't seen the movie but now I guess have to. 


Journal Entry 51 by trisousa from Belas, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, May 29, 2010

This book has not been rated.

I've receive the book.
I'm gona try to read it as asap.
I've two book on my TBR then i'll start this one.

Thanks! 


Journal Entry 52 by trisousa at Belas, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, July 22, 2010

7 out of 10

I´ve enjoyed reading it
As soon as i got the adress for the next person on the list, the book will continue its travels.

Thanks!
 


Journal Entry 53 by trisousa at Belas, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

8 out of 10

The book is on is way to nat4lee.

It's a very strong book.
 


Journal Entry 54 by wingnat4leewing at Springfield, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 21, 2010

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This book has arrived safely, I will be sitting down to read it this week. 


Journal Entry 55 by wingnat4leewing at Springfield, Virginia USA on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

9 out of 10

It took a little bit to get into the story, but I can absolutely see why this book won the Pulitzer prize. This is an excellent narrative, written an a unique style. This is a book I simply will not be forgetting. 


Journal Entry 56 by wingnat4leewing at Springfield, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (9/28/2010 UTC) at Springfield, Virginia USA

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This book was released last week to the next reader in line. 


Journal Entry 57 by Lunar73 at Sheffield, Tasmania Australia on Thursday, October 28, 2010

9 out of 10

This book arrived on Monday (thanks nat4lee) and I've read it already. Simply written but no less heartbreaking for that. Couldn't put it down. Will send on as soon as I get an address. Thanks so much for sharing kiwiinEngland, will definitely be watching the movie. 


Journal Entry 58 by Lunar73 at Spreyton, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/2/2010 UTC) at Spreyton, Tasmania Australia

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On its way to bekoh. 


Journal Entry 59 by bekoh at Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Monday, November 08, 2010

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I really want to read this one. I'm a fan of PA literature & this book has been mentioned often (probably because of the movie).

I have one more to read before this.  


Journal Entry 60 by bekoh at Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

8 out of 10

Wow! I read this in one sitting. The went out & got the movie on DVD.

This is a harrowing read.... but so worth it. It's deinitely one story I'll mull over for a long while to come.


 


Journal Entry 61 by bekoh at Australia Post, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

8 out of 10

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Posted today. I hope you get it before Christmas. 


Journal Entry 62 by seayork2002 at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Received this book today (at work so not sure when it arrived) thanks for that, seems like a tear jearker. 


Journal Entry 63 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, February 04, 2011

This book has not been rated.

Thank you very much. Received today. I will read as soon as I have finished my current book.

 


Journal Entry 64 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 12, 2011

3 out of 10

Read it. Did not enjoy it. Too "bitty" for me, just not my style of book. Will get address for next reader and send it on its way. 


Journal Entry 65 by wingdisneyfreaksamwing at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/19/2011 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Enjoy xx 


Journal Entry 66 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Friday, February 25, 2011

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Arrived today in Geneva, Switzerland, thanks disneyfreaksam. 


Journal Entry 67 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

7 out of 10

"How do you live ?"
"I just keep going. I knew this was coming."
A man and his son walking through a post-apocalyptic landscape... It's difficult to say I "enjoy" this book. But there's something which keep you reading it.
A fiction. Hope it will remain a fiction :) It's the first time I read a book set in a post-apocalyptic environment (which will be the 2nd ? certainly not immediately after having read "The Road"). Good book but both characters seem so sadly lonely ! Too lonely maybe: they meet only a handful of people, among them an elderly man, the man who says: "I just keep going. I KNEW THIS WAS COMING." Probably the only funny moment: after any sort of catastrophic event, one can always find someone explaining he knew it was coming ! I'm Swiss, but I as well have Italian roots. An Italian proverb: "Del senno di poi le fosse sono piene", Ditches are full of reasonable thoughts born after the events. 


Journal Entry 68 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, March 14, 2011

7 out of 10

I like the short chapters and paragraphs of this book. It probably helps to read it through; I imagine that a long story full of explanations and footnotes about the fate of single countries or continents or islands would have been too "heavy" to bear. No names of places? Why not, after all? Without giving away the name of a U.S. State or the name of a Canadian province or city it becomes more "universal" as anyone can imagine the story is set in one's own country (even if there are some words about former States). I can imagine father and son walking along a road through the Swiss Plateau as well.
I liked the book but I can't help writing it's a very very sad story. Survival in a world, well, after the collapse of culture. Of civilization. Frightening.
A strange coincidence (book karma or something like that): I recently had the opportunity to read "Proust contre la déchéance", in French i.e. "Marcel Proust against despair" more or less: the Polish painter Josef Czapski (1896-1992) fought in early WW2 in Poland, and was caught by the Soviet Red Army. Czapski spent 2 years in a Soviet prison camp in present day Ukraine and "resisted", managed to keep rather high spirits as he gave lectures about literature, about France and Marcel Proust, to other Polish prisoners. So in a frightening totalitarian environment culture helped Czapski. But in "The Road", no political system seems to have survived the "global collapse".
 


Journal Entry 69 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, March 14, 2011

7 out of 10

To be sent to Jujuks, Lisbon. 


Journal Entry 70 by wingsouramwing at Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, March 14, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (3/15/2011 UTC) at Genève, Genève Switzerland

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Journal Entry 71 by Jujuks at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The book arrived last week. I have another book to finish but I'll start reading this one asap. 


Journal Entry 72 by Jujuks at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, May 13, 2011

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I enjoyed reading this book though some parts did made me cringe especially as I had seen the movie first so I could imagine it pretty vividly. I loved the writing and the descriptions of the writer, it made the story very real and I couldn't help imagining if it were me in that position.

The book is now on it's way to Netherlands. 


Journal Entry 73 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, May 15, 2011

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Book is here. The cover attracts me in a certain way and the writing too. I think I'm going to like this book a lot. 


Journal Entry 74 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Brilliant book. Very sad, but also very interesting. The ending was quite sad. The beginning was slow, but when something happened I got quite interested. Wonder if I could survive in such a world? Ofcourse, you don't know what you're missing until it's gone. Something that is portrayed when Father talks about colours.
I will PM VictoriaWagTail for her adress. 


Journal Entry 75 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/30/2011 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Sent off today to VictoriaWagTail. 


Journal Entry 76 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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Wow, it's a mighty feeling to hold this book knowing it's been read 28 times allready :) Thank you Dutch-book for sending it to me and all of you for making it travell for so long, wonderful! I hope this is exactly what I need right now to get my reading going again, it's been quite slow the last couple of weeks.

Where the book has been so far:

visited 15 states (6.66%)
Create your own visited map of The World 


Journal Entry 77 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, August 22, 2011

7 out of 10

I liked the way the story evolved slowly, leaving me wondering what had happened, looking for clues. But on the other hand I also think that limited the story, not enabling me to get close to the carachters. A very interesting acount of the apocolypse, a theme I like. 


Journal Entry 78 by VictoriaWagtail at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (8/24/2011 UTC) at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden

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The book is now travelling again. This time to the UK and JemmaJ, enjoy! Sorry about the delay everyone... 


Journal Entry 79 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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I PM'ed JemmaJ about the whereabouts of this book and got the following message

Hello KiwiinEngland,

The book arrived the morning I moved house...I moved in last wednesday; just reading it now and then I will pass it on to the next person


JemmaJ
Dated 9th September 


Journal Entry 80 by JemmaJ at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 23, 2011

5 out of 10

Sorry for not posting earlier - had some issues with the internet at my new house! I had to buy a dongle thingy instead!

Loved the book, very interesting! Watch out for the last few pages Kiwi; they are wanting to travel on their own!

It is good to put a face to the name! Passing onto you in the morning! 


Journal Entry 81 by JemmaJ at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011

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Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 82 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2011

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This book is safely back with me, thanks everyone for taking part in this ring.

The book is looking a little worn, a few of the pages at the back are loose. I don't know if it will cope with another round. I'll let it rest for a while to regain it's strength. 




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