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The Devil and Miss Prym
by Paulo Coelho | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 2/11/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Izzy5000): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, February 11, 2010

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First published in Europe in 1992, Coelho's latest (following the bestselling The Zahir) is an old school parable of good and evil. When a stranger enters the isolated mountain town of Viscos with the devil literally by his side, the widow Berta knows (because her deceased husband, with whom she communicates daily, tells her) that a battle for the town's souls has begun. The stranger, a former arms dealer, calls himself Carlos and proposes a wager to the town: if someone turns up murdered within a week, he'll give the town enough gold to make everyone wealthy. Carlos ensures people believe him by choosing the town bartender, the orphan Chantal Prym, as his instrument: he shows her where the gold is, confides that his wife and children have been executed by kidnapper terrorists (remember: 1992), and that he is hoping his belief that people are basically evil will be vindicated. Chantal would like nothing better than to disappear with the gold herself and thus faces her own dilemmas.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/26/2011 UTC) at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Birthday sfogs! 


Journal Entry 3 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 29, 2011

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THANK YOU~!!!!! For the books, scarf, chocolate, photography-thing... :D 


Journal Entry 4 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, April 29, 2012

7 out of 10

This book was scary to me in the sense that very ordinary people, can be brought to do very evil things. 


Journal Entry 5 by Sfogs at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/22/2012 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Tag you it~!! 


Journal Entry 6 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Saturday, June 09, 2012

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received not one but 2 books today! Thank you so much sfogs! 


Journal Entry 7 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Just finished reading this book. Really enjoyed it.

My favorite quote from the book is on p.43:
"In the beginning, there was only a small amount of injustice abroad in the world, but everyone who came afterwards added their portion, always thinking it was very small and unimportant, and look where we have ended up today." 


Journal Entry 8 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, May 01, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/1/2015 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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Mailing out the book to the USA as part of the Reverse Tag Game. Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 9 by Izzy5000 at Kansas City, Missouri USA on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Thank you! I'll read and pass on! 


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