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The Year of the Hare: A Novel
by Arto Paasilinna | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by copchic905 of St. Louis, Missouri USA on 7/10/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by vassilka): travelling


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

5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by copchic905 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Product Description
Suddenly realizing what's important in life (with the help of a bunny), a man quits his job and heads to the countryside in this internationally bestselling comic novel.

"Which of us has not had that wonderfully seditious idea: to play hooky for a while from life as we know it?" With these words from his foreword, Pico Iyer puts his finger on the exhilaratingly anarchic appeal of The Year of the Hare.

While out on assignment, a journalist hits a hare with his car. This small incident becomes life-changing: he decides to quit his job, leave his wife, sell his possessions, and spend a year wandering the wilds of Finland-with the bunny as his boon companion.  


Journal Entry 2 by copchic905 at St. Louis, Missouri USA on Saturday, August 06, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (8/5/2011 UTC) at St. Louis, Missouri USA

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Sent to eponine38 as a wishlist book :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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Thank you so much for this book sent via the Wishlist Tag game. It looks great [especially since I love bunnies :-). 


Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 21, 2014

8 out of 10

Fun! Very wacky story but touching as well. First published in 1975, the story begins with something that many of us are probably tempted to do: ditch the stress of our working and personal life and just take off for the wilderness without a real plan and certainly without a to-do list. This Kaarlo Vatanen does after he and a colleague hit and injure a hare while traveling on a business trip. Vatanen fixes the hare's leg and they set off on an impromptu wandering covering much of the country.

Their many adventures are entertaining while poking fun at different aspects of society. My favorite was when Vatanen meets a man who is convinced that Finnish president Kekkonen has been replaced by an impostor. He has spent much time gathering supporting evidence for this theory, based on a study of the president's cranium.

Of course, I have a real soft spot for any story about the relationship between humans and animals, but that's just one of many reasons I enjoyed this book. It's something that can be read on any level you choose: silly adventure, animal story, allegory...

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Offered as a ray.
valpete (ship anywhere)
alexiapapa

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 28, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/28/2014 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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On its way to valpete. Hope you enjoy this quirky story!

Released for 2014 February Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies, for the embedded "ear".

 


Journal Entry 6 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, March 07, 2014

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Thanks, Jan...
It will definitely be a while before I get to this one, since I have quite a few up before this. I promise to read it an send it to the next person as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 7 by valpete at Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, July 18, 2014

8 out of 10

Thanks for including me in this Ray. I did enjoy the book...it reminded me of another book I recently read, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Having just vacationed in Scandinavia (not Finland, though), I particularly liked the setting. I'll be PMing the next reader to get her address. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingalexiapapawing at Larisa, Larisa Greece on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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Thanks for sharing this book and for sending it my way! :) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingalexiapapawing at (Larisa) Encore in Larisa, Larisa Greece on Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Released 4 mos ago (12/10/2017 UTC) at (Larisa) Encore in Larisa, Larisa Greece

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The book was left at a coffee table during our monthly meetup! 


Journal Entry 10 by vassilka at Larisa, Larisa Greece on Thursday, December 14, 2017

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In my hands now. Curious to read it! 


Journal Entry 11 by vassilka at Larisa, Larisa Greece on Sunday, February 11, 2018

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It took me a while to finish it although I am a quick reader. I enjoyed the first chapter but I found boring the rest of the book. I read it all right hoping it might surprise me at the end but it didn't... 


Journal Entry 12 by vassilka at Encore un cafe in Larisa, Larisa Greece on Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Released 2 mos ago (2/11/2018 UTC) at Encore un cafe in Larisa, Larisa Greece

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It will be released during our monthly meetup 


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