Gorky Park

Croydon 3136
by Martin Cruz Smith | Other |
ISBN: 0006178472 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Diabetes-3136 of Croydon, Victoria Australia on 12/13/2011
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Diabetes-3136 from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Fontana paperback. 1990. 221g.

This copy purchased from the Salvo's Store Croydon, for local or themed release.

From back cover:
"For Senior Investigator Arkady Renko almost all murders in Moscow are straightforward. But when he arrives in Gorky Park to view the three bodies frozen in the snow, he finds that he is not the first investigator on the scene: Major Pribluda of the KGB has been there before him, trampling all over the site and destroying the evidence . . ."

FYI: Gorky Park - IMDb.

Journal Entry 2 by Diabetes-3136 at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Thursday, February 23, 2012
Book has been neatly covered to protect it on its journey, with a special sticker on the front.

Journal Entry 3 by Diabetes-3136 at England, Lifetime Release Challenge -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/9/2012 UTC) at England, Lifetime Release Challenge -- Controlled Releases

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Another book against part 16 (England) of my 'Lifetime Release Challenge' for reading and eventual release.

Book, with a BookCrossing magnet, posted airmail from Kilsyth postoffice Friday, March 9 2012.

From your Wishlist, so happy reading !

Journal Entry 4 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
WOW. Thank you so so much. What a great surprise and what a gorgeous magnet (already on my fridge).

And the really really cool thing is, I am from Kilysth, Scotland. I lived there for the first 3 years of my life. So seeing the postmark on the envelope made me smile.

Journal Entry 5 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Good thriller. Found that the New York section of the book popped to life for me more than the Russian section. I do not know why, but I found it hard to read the Russian section. Glad to have read it though.

Journal Entry 6 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 30, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/30/2012 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Enjoy

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thanks for trading, and for all the good reading.

Journal Entry 8 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I really enjoyed this book, and I'm not even much of a mystery fan.
The characters are very well built and believable, the plot is very tight and the pace is not frantic.
I found the whole Cold War feeling was very well worked by the author and the differences between Arkady and Kirwill (for instance) really make that feeling pop up. The author feels more comfortable on the NYC set and it shows but I found the Moscow part pretty good and you can actually get a feel of the city like it was back then. Both the Soviet and American early 1980's societies and mindsets are faithfully depicted.
A good mystery that will grab your attention and pull you in little by little until you're fully submerged in the intrigue.
Worth the read.

Journal Entry 9 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, March 30, 2013
BRay rules:
- I think a month is time enough for you to read this if you think you won't make it no problem, just let me know so I can post a little warning to the following BC'er, it's all a matter of courtesy;
- Please do not forget to make a JE when you get it and when you send it on to the next, that way we'll all know where the book is;
- There is no limit to people on this BRay, the more the merrier;- I'll organize this by country so it won't be too pricey for anyone;- Because life's hard for a lot of us, please feel free to ship by surface mail;
- The last person on the BRay is free to do with the books as he pleases, you might even want to help it continuing its journey.
Who's in:
- Lpereira
-LysMibo

Journal Entry 10 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, May 02, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/2/2013 UTC) at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 11 by Lpereira at Alcochete, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, May 09, 2013
I received this book yesterday and I’m going to start reading it today.

Journal Entry 12 by Lpereira at Alcochete, Setúbal Portugal on Sunday, June 02, 2013
I enjoyed reading this book, especially de NY section. It really is a good thriller.
Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the postcard kizmiaz.

I’ll send it to LysMibo ASAP.

Journal Entry 13 by LysMibo at Coimbra (cidade), Coimbra Portugal on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Já está comigo. Obrigada! :)

Journal Entry 14 by LysMibo at Coimbra (cidade), Coimbra Portugal on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I really enjoyed this book and will try to make it continue its journey :) Thanks for sharing it!

Journal Entry 15 by ladylouve at Lisboa - Benfica, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It continues the journey with me :)

It arrived earlier but only now I could register it. Thanks!

Journal Entry 16 by ladylouve at Lisboa - Benfica, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, February 10, 2014
Finally done with it, it took a while!

Thank you for sharing this book. Unfortunately, I did not like it very much. It felt to me that the author had something against Russia, and it showed. I did not think it characterized the country and the environment very well (certainly not in a positive, or even neutral, way) and that the story dragged along for a long time.

Here is a more extended comment (in portuguese): http://naomeapeteceestudar.blogspot.pt/2014/02/gorky-park.html

On any case, thank you for sharing this book! I'll see now where it will go next. :)

Journal Entry 17 by ladylouve at Lisboa - Benfica, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sent to someonelikeme, for their book releasing project :)

Journal Entry 18 by someonelikeme at Porto, Porto Portugal on Sunday, June 14, 2015
I didn't read the book, i'm sorry but I was in the mood
release the book in Mercado Bolhão-Porto

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