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The Sea
by John Banville | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingDiane-Fraserwing of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, June 18, 2011
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by cuteface): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingDiane-Fraserwing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, June 18, 2011

7 out of 10

Reading on my jollies

ETA Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2005.

When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma.

Released for the 2011 Travel Challenge - couldn't resist when I found out the town in this novel was Ballymore and the village Ballyless :)

I had difficulty getting my bearings with this one but I found it all fell into place and was worth the journey - enjoy
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at apartment Jardines del Puerto in Alcossebre, Castelló/Castellón Spain on Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (6/24/2011 UTC) at apartment Jardines del Puerto in Alcossebre, Castelló/Castellón Spain

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left on the bookshelf for future guests

ETA - still there at end of September so brought home for mum in law :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (10/2/2011 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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with mum in law.

ETA 28.10.11 - not her cup of tea. Likes stories that have soppy endings - think I i'll start getting her Romance !! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Baltic Cafe in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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Released 2 yrs ago (11/5/2011 UTC) at Baltic Cafe in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Releasing for Rockdg9's The THE challenge

Off to my first meet up - hope another bookcrosser picks up this one - if not will leave in the cafe

Please make a journal entry to say you have found this book :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingLukerikwing at Gateshead, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, November 06, 2011

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Journal my books will you Diane? Well two can play at that game!

I got this from the shelf in the Baltic and also picked up a couple of others, but this was the one I came for. Booker winners are a good bet in my experience and Banville was interviewed on Radio 4 recently and sounded interesting. I mentally added him to the list of authors I intend to read but probably won't get round to, so when I saw this was travelling, thought I'd go for it.

Thanks :) 


Journal Entry 6 by wingLukerikwing at Heaton, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, May 12, 2012

7 out of 10

This was my holiday book while in Edinburgh but I didn't finish it before coming home. I really enjoyed it. Not quite sure how it managed to win the Booker - it must have been a spare year - but it is beautifully written in a sort of gentle prose with very few errors. The dick sucking reviews printed all over it are a little over blown but it's very funny in places and very clever in it's study of a normal guy grieving. The things he pays attention to are well chosen. He held my interest over so many pages where nothing happens & I liked the revelations at the end. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingLukerikwing at Camel & Artichoke - OBCZ in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (9/13/2012 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke - OBCZ in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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I left this in the bookcase. 


Journal Entry 8 by cuteface at -- Trains, Tube, Buses --, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2012

6 out of 10

Took book off the obcz shelf in camel and artichoke pub yesterday book to descriptive for me could of given it a chance but if I can't read first page properly then stop reading lifes to short and so many books to read seems like a good story though. 


Journal Entry 9 by cuteface at Commercial Road Precinct in Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 09, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (11/9/2012 UTC) at Commercial Road Precinct in Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom

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On bench near boots 




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