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This Book Will Save Your Life
by A. M. Homes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by sarahsally of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 01, 2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by timcorke): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by sarahsally from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 01, 2010

7 out of 10

An entertaining light novel of wealthy America. Enjoyable, but I'm not sure it will save your life exactly. 'With one bound he was free', clearly works if money's no object, as it wasn't for the hero. However, the end was satisfactory. 


Journal Entry 2 by amy10 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 02, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (12/2/2010 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Will take to the december meetup 


Journal Entry 3 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 02, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Picked up at the December meeting. 


Journal Entry 4 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, May 08, 2011

7 out of 10

I enjoyed all the insane things that seem to happen in LA on a daily basis, the weird dialogues were pretty funny as well, all these strange characters! I thought Richard is a great character. I wouldn't say it's saved my life either, what it has done though is made me want to eat donuts! 


Journal Entry 5 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up this evening at an Edinburgh BookCrossing mini-meet with visiting Australian meganh, I have a plan to either a great travel release or make a great themed release with this - watch this space - woo hoo! 


Journal Entry 6 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

7 out of 10

I read this previously, here are the notes I made then - Friday, May 01, 2009;

No time really to write a review but just HAVE to dive onto the BookCrossing site to say wow this was totally brilliant!!! The surreal ending gave me a few minutes horrible reminder of Pi - I had loved its beginning but been left feeling mystified and missing out as many raved about how wonderful it was, but I disappointingly just didn’t get it.

But if I fuzz up my memory a little of the ending of This Book Will Save Your Life I can do my best to remove the panicky feeling I got of what's next here, drowning misery or impending shark attack, and I’m still right there with the YAHOO that was a blast feeling! Do want to write more but it will have to be later...
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Added: Sunday 3 May 2009 ~ BOOK COVER: ‘I think this brave story of a lost man’s reconnection with the world could become a generational touchstone, like Catch-22 of the Catcher in the Rye… And hey, maybe it may save somebody’s life’ STEPHEN KING

Trading stocks and shares out of his beautiful LA home, Richard Novak sees on one except his trainer, housekeeper and nutritionist, who delivers regular supplies of macrobiotic, low carb food. He is so out of touch with his feelings that his life had slowed almost to a standstill. Following an attack of inexplicable and excruciating pain that lands him in the emergency room, Richard befriends Anhil, a doughnut shop owner. His solitary routine broken and his diet sabotaged by sugary baked goods, Richard’s dramatic emotional thaw begins…

A sharp and wildly entertaining novel about new beginnings, transformation and the weirdness of LA, This Book Will Save Your Life reveals what can happen if you are willing to open up to the world around you.
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One of the praise quotes says lots I can agree with ‘This book is a gentle, entertaining antidote to the over-achievements of much of modern life…it shifts your perspective on life in the most darkly entertaining way’ OBSERVER.

Having already had my perspective on life shifted in a dark way by the entrance of my own mystery pain moments (turned out to be sciatica and stress) I was very receptive to this. So I followed attentively, the entertaining descriptions of Richards’s mystery pain attacks and his reactions to them. Then the little ‘walks on the wild-side’ he slid into were often times hilarious, as Richard’s focus was disengaged from his usual world view. There was much guffawing from me, even in public while being transported by bus and laughing out loud is not my usual thing. So there we have it, guffawing and much chortling on my side of the page and I have the feeling that A. M. Homes had a blast writing this too.
 


Journal Entry 7 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, May 21, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 2 yrs ago (5/21/2012 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Huge thanks rnlicollege for agreeing to a book swap. I am pleased to let you know that - This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes - as a return swap is in the post today, by second class post. Hum, look at sarahsally’s first post that’s how to do it, a short neat review, it’s great and I agree with it. But me, oh no, why use a few words when three hundred will manage with bells on!!!

Anyhow, my delayed posting to you was a hic-up around my needing to finish and review couple of other book swap books I was due to post to another bookcrosser. I will keep piling parcels up till I have a few to take to the PO together, I trust you will receive - This Book Will Save Your Life - very shortly though, cheers rainbow3.  


Journal Entry 8 by wingrnlicollegewing at Poole, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Received well wrapped in an intriguing parcel coated with an empty frozen peas bag! 10 points for reusing rubbish! The book will get added to the RNLI College Slipway Bar OBCZ on Monday morning to continue the journey! 


Journal Entry 9 by timcorke at Poole, Dorset United Kingdom on Friday, September 07, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Picked up with the intention to read but then decided to move so got packed amongst a load of books and apologetically left for a few months..Unfortunately I've got plenty of books to read so won't get round to reading this so will release as part of some others that will also get released in Totton, Hampshire. 




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