The Long Song. Andrea Levy
2 journalers for this copy...
A bittersweet and beautifully written story.
Journal Entry 2
BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 15, 2011
Released 9 yrs ago (9/23/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'm taking this to release at the Unconvention.
Journal Entry 3
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thank you very much for this wishlist book, which was in my bag of goodies I received when I arrived at the Nottingham UnConvention.
And thanks garibaldisghost for helping organising the weekend. I greatly enjoyed it!
Journal Entry 4
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 07, 2011
This book is written as an old woman looks back on her life. I enjoyed the parts when the old woman was in the present time. The majority of the book, though, is written when the woman was a child/young woman and I had no empathy with any of the characters created to really care that much about them.
The plot rattled along, at times leaping 30 years at once, and I had a vague feeling that I was probably missing some important historical background.
Reading the author's end notes, about the research she undertook for the book and why she created it, helped me see what she was trying to achieve with the characters and storyline. However I don't think she entirely acheived her aim.
Still, I'm pleased I read it and will happily pass it along with a recommendation to read it, fairly confident the next reader will enjoy it.
Journal Entry 5
The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, October 10, 2011
Released 9 yrs ago (10/12/2011 UTC) at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Left on the shelf in the snug.
I like the fact that The Long Song is being left at The Long Stone, it has a nice ring to it. If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.