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Broken Verses
by Kamila Shamsie | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 9/18/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): travelling


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 18, 2009

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From the back:

"Fourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, September 25, 2009

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I had never heard of the author when I bought this book to be passed on in a wishlist challenge. Boy am I glad I read it first! Shamsie writes beautifully, the story is engaging and the characters not without their faults but still likeable. I definitely want to read Shamsie's other books too! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 27, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/28/2009 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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On its way to shelj7k as part of Flossie's Wishlist Surprise Exchange. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, October 05, 2009

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Thank you annimanni for this book. It looks like a great read. I hadn't heard of the author either but having read the first couple of pages I can tell that I will enjoy it. It is written in a lovely dreamlike way. I will read it as soon as possible, it looks like a good one to share with other readers when I'm done. 


Journal Entry 5 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, January 11, 2010

8 out of 10

What wonderful intelligent writing. The characters in this book are engaging and real and the plot moves along apace, so that you do not notice the pages turning. Thank you Annimanni for introducing me to this writer, one who I will look for again. 


Journal Entry 6 by shelj7k from Blackrock, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, February 05, 2010

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Broken Verses is on its way to Birmingham at the request of Heaven-Ali and will be part of a very interesting event. To quote from Heaven-Ali's pm:

The Birmingham bookcrossers are holding a book-dating event on February
14th. Some of us bcers will be sitting at tables attempting to tell people
who come to the event about books we have read and loved, telling them why
they should want to take away and read it. At the end of the event there
will be an auction (just 10p increments) of the books – and hopefully
people will want the books and take them away. We are raising money for
LUCIA a worthy Birmingham based charity. I want to take along some of my
favourite books and so therefore I am looking for copies of them, because
I also would like to promote bookcrossing at the same time I would like to
have books which when journalled have a bit of a bookcrossing history –
ie – more than just having been registered by me.


Good Luck Heaven-Ali, I hope the event goes well and that you raise both lots of money and lots of interest in Bookcrossing! 


Journal Entry 7 by shelj7k at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 05, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/5/2010 UTC) at by mail, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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With all best wishes to Heaven-Ali for a very successful event in Birmingham 


Journal Entry 8 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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Thank you so much shelj7k, I am really looking forward to sharing this book with the people who come to our event on Sunday. Now all I have to do is practise talking about the book persuasively and intelligently for 2 mins. Better start practising now then!


This is the review I put on my Live journal when I read this novel a couple of years ago.

I have read two others of Kamila Shamsie's novels and really enjoyed them, but this is my favourite of the three - and being added to my permanent collection. This both a page turner, and a beautifully written, poignant examination of loss and how it is we remember those we have lost. Like Salt and Saffron a novel I read not long ago, it shows us modern Pakistan - and introduces us to the different people that live and work there.

 


Journal Entry 9 by Heaven-Ali at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, February 13, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/13/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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If you have found this book, thank you for taking the time to look it up on the internet. Now please tell us what you thought of the book and what your plans for it are.

To be released at the Birmingham bookcrossers book-dating charity event in aid of LUCIA

LUCIA


 


Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, February 11, 2016

8 out of 10

This was a new author for me and I will definitely read more of her work! Painted a picture of Pakistan that I hadn't encountered before, beautifully written with engaging characters. Great exploration of loss and memory, this is a book that will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. 


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