The Yacoubian Building

by Alaa Al Aswany | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007243626 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pam99 of Ochiltree, Scotland United Kingdom on 1/5/2012
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by pam99 from Ochiltree, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 05, 2012
bought to read and release

Journal Entry 2 by pam99 at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
took a while to get into this but once I did, it was a good read - set in Cairo at the time of the first Gulf War, it tells of a changing society through the lives of the residents of the Yacoubian Building.

Journal Entry 3 by pam99 at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/4/2013 UTC) at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom

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off to kiwiinengland as part of the international VBB. Posted surface mail - hope you don't mind, and perhaps we will get lucky and it will end up on a plane!

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hurrah, it has arrived. I am looking forward to reading this, as it looks fairly light (or maybe I *am* judging a book by its cover). I do find it interesting how most of the translated into English books from Africa or the Middle East are such serious pieces. I'm beginning to think it is a way to ignore a lot of fiction enjoyed by women...

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, June 02, 2013
Initially I thought this book was "chick lit" as it introduced many characters who intertwined in one way or another. I was reminded of the film Love Actually.

But as the story progressed I had a rethink. This is a very interesting book that shows corruption and how it invades all of society. It shows the radicalisation of youth, and the socially acceptable abuse of women. It caused me to think a lot about the way societies as a whole develop.

Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Monday, July 29, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (6/29/2013 UTC) at Dunedin, Otago New Zealand

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Passed to fellow bookcrosser -Tui- while visiting them.
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Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Returned from -Tui- over the 2018 Christmas holiday.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Burnt Pine in Norfolk Island, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (10/19/2019 UTC) at Burnt Pine in Norfolk Island, New South Wales Australia

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Released while visiting Norfolk Island as part of participating in the 2019 OZ/NZ Bookcrossing UnCojnvention.
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Journal Entry 9 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Norfolk Island, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, October 19, 2019
An interesting catch, set in Egypt.
Perhaps I will revisit the 666 challenge next year?

Released 3 wks ago (10/23/2019 UTC) at 2019 Bookcrossing unConvention in Norfolk Island, New South Wales Australia

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Released to the Book Exchange shelf at the Olive Cafe Burnt Pine during the Norfolk Island Uncon.
A quick read with an interesting range of apartment and food too dwellers. Love is found in unexpected places.

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