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The Sea
by John Banville | Literature & Fiction
Registered by contraforsa of Athens, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Sardonyx): reserved


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by contraforsa from Athens, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Bought this book as another big THANK YOU to ApoloniaX! Will be on its way to Germany soon! 


Journal Entry 2 by contraforsa at By mail, A surprise for another bookcrosser! -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/23/2009 UTC) at By mail, A surprise for another bookcrosser! -- Controlled Releases

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The only problem, when I am sending you a book, is I get really tempted on reading it first! But with my bookrings right now, there is no time at all for one more. I hope it is a book you will enjoy, after all, according to a greek song in a bad translation (from me!): "Beautiful is the sea, because it's always moving/ and if you have seen a lot of lands, in none of them can you anchor". Well there is a reason why I am not a translator, but I hope you understand what I mean! Kisses! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Just got a message that a parcel has arrived for me at the "Packstation" (some kind of P.O.Box, accessible at all times, just around the corner from where I live, great if you're not at home when the mail comes). I went over, typed in my code, a little door opened and there it was ... :-) A lovely surprise from contraforsa! I'm overwhelmed. Thank you so much!!!! Another book from my wishlist, I wanted to read it for ages (well, actually since it won the Booker Prize in 2005). I should make a little trip up to the North Sea to start reading it there... 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, July 05, 2009

8 out of 10

I had just finished Atonement and was afraid whatever I might read next might seem shallow... far off. What a beautiful, poetic, powerful language! Sometimes I found it hard to concentrate, I kept drifting off following my own thoughts and associations, but so what. It is no story told directly, it meanders around the present and memories of the past, with lots of rapid shifts... until the final revelations. It's full of melancholy, centered on topics of loss and grief, on love and death.
Started it sitting on a dike top at the North Sea... 


Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, July 05, 2009

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Bookray:
- EmgeeNL (NL)
- ruzena (Finland)
- kingfan30 (UK)
- WigglyWoods (UK)
- SarahMachin84 (UK)
- MKtiny (UK)
- Caroley (UK), ship EU
- Sardonyx (UK) = end of ray

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- 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
- Please try to finish it within two months
- When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
- Make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
- Make release notes to let everyone know that it's in the mail
- Send the book to the next person on the list
If delayed make sure to let us know so that the ray will not stop
(If you are very new, you must at least be active, i.e. having registered and released books.)
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 06, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/7/2009 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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The book is travelling to EmgeeNL.
Hope you like it, too! 


Journal Entry 7 by EmgeeNL from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, July 16, 2009

7 out of 10

The book arrived safe and sound

august: I finished reading the book during my vacation. I found it hard to concentrate on the story, but on the other hand I was eager to know what had happened. 


Journal Entry 8 by EmgeeNL at by surface mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/13/2009 UTC) at by surface mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on it's way to the next reader 


Journal Entry 9 by wingruzenawing from Vantaa, Uusimaa Finland on Friday, August 28, 2009

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Arrived! 


Journal Entry 10 by wingruzenawing from Vantaa, Uusimaa Finland on Friday, September 18, 2009

8 out of 10

First published 2005 (Picador). PB 2005. 264 pages.

Beautiful! Reminded me of Virginia Woolf, and also of the many books in which an elderly man goes back to the important experiences in his childhood and youth, seeing at last the importance of those events to the rest of his life. Thus, nothing brand-new -- just the astonishing way he puts it into words. I'd like to read it once more, in my own language, but apparently no one has solved the problem of translating the dream with the typewriter that lacks the letter I :D
All in all, I liked the book very much. Thanks to you all who contributed :)

-ruzena 


Journal Entry 11 by wingruzenawing at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/21/2009 UTC) at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 12 by kingfan30 on Friday, September 25, 2009

6 out of 10

Book arrived safe and sound, will get to it as soon as I can

24 Oct 09 This book was like being in someones head going over their memories, skipping back and forth, going off on a tangent. I did find that if I lost concentration for a bit I would loose me way because of the way it was written, so would have to go back a couple of paragraphs to find myself again. I found it an interesting read and look forward to reading more by this author. Just waiting for the address of the next person so I can send it on it's way. 


Journal Entry 13 by kingfan30 at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, October 26, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/26/2009 UTC) at Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom

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Book is on its was x 


Journal Entry 14 by WigglyWoods from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 01, 2009

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Received on Thursday - many thanks too kingfan30. I will make this my next read. 


Journal Entry 15 by WigglyWoods from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, February 08, 2010

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I'm so sorry to have kept this for so long. It got tidied away with a pile of books over Christmas. I did find it hard to get through but got there in the end. Huge apologies for the delay. I will pm the next person for their address straight away. 


Journal Entry 16 by WigglyWoods from Chorley, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, February 15, 2010

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Went in today's post. 


Journal Entry 17 by SarahMachin84 from Market Deeping, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5 out of 10

Have received. Currently reading one bookray and one after that... so will hopefully get on to it very soon. Thank you.

I have read the first thirty pages and kept losing concentration, not an easy read for me so passing on to the next bookcrosser... 


Journal Entry 18 by SarahMachin84 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/18/2010 UTC) at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Released to the next reader (MKtiny) as i was unable to finish reading it (see above notes). Thank you for the opportunity to try and read it. 


Journal Entry 19 by MKtiny from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 19, 2010

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Arrived this morning. I have few to read before this one, but hopefully it's OK to keep it a while seeing as I'm last on the current list :). 


Journal Entry 20 by MKtiny from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

10 out of 10

This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read; a real work of art. I found it incredibly moving, but funny in places. John Banville's poetic style of writing creates extremely vivid images; full of colour and texture. A real treat. Thanks for sharing. On its way to Caroley tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 21 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, May 21, 2010

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Received today thanks!

I've got a couple of other bookrings to read first but should get to it fairly quickly. 


Journal Entry 22 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, May 28, 2010

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I quite enjoyed this. I liked the way it went back and forth in time and the way it led up to the ending. The writing style was easy on the eye too.

Thanks for organising the ray ApoloniaX. I've PMd Sardonyx for an address, and hope to post the book on after the bank holiday.

30/05/10 - PMd again with copy box unchecked due to problems with new site/PMs going missing. 


Journal Entry 23 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (6/2/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted 2nd class to Sardonyx 


Journal Entry 24 by Sardonyx at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, June 03, 2010

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The book just arrived yay!

Thanks! Looking forward to reading it as soon as I finish my current Book! 




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