The World According to Garp

by John Irving | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by shazsnod of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on 10/12/2003
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by shazsnod from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on Sunday, October 12, 2003
Gifted by my bookfairy.

Journal Entry 2 by shazsnod from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Waiting to hear from Xana about this one. It is on her wishlist.

Journal Entry 3 by shazsnod from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Will send to Xana as a thank-you for the Harry Potter book.(nov4)

Journal Entry 4 by Xana from Genève, Genève Switzerland on Monday, May 10, 2004
It arrived safely. Thanks shazsnod!

Journal Entry 5 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Saturday, April 02, 2005
It´s with me, now!
Thanks for the loan, Xana!!

Journal Entry 6 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, July 22, 2005
This was a difficult book to read...Garp was some sort of anti-hero...oh how I wish to hit his head into a wall...a few hundred times during the novel :P But I loved Garp's story "The Pension Grillparzer"! :)
I read this book because of the advice of bc Marcenda, who strongly said it was the best book to read in this fase of my life... So, people, prepare yourselves! A new Elsita is borning!! ;)

I'll send it back to dear Xana as soon as I can...

Journal Entry 7 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, August 05, 2005
Xana gave up of the book for me, she already has another copy...so I'm thinking about making a BookRay out of this... ;)

Bookray list:

* conto (Portugal)
* baretas (Portugal)
* nice2mice (Portugal)
* QueenSissi (Portugal)
* NeferSand (Portugal)??
* Luz-de-Luna (Greece
* SudoKris (Scotland) -skipped-
* gothamgal (USA) -skipped-
* Breeze144 (Canada))
* KarenBC (Canada)
* turbobarge (UK)
* Luintaurien (USA)<------ it's here!

* -Psyche- (USA) -skipped-
* sophias (Portugal)
* ElHurricane (Portugal)
* mysticalzoe (USA)
* littlemoonbeam (USA)


Please, don't forget to make a JE when the book arrives and another after finish reading it!
Also, contact the person after you in the bookray list and send the book as fast as you can (6 weeks is a reasanoble period for this book, I think...).
Happy readings!!

Journal Entry 8 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, September 01, 2005
Arrived today (ups! yesterday, I mean, but into my hands just today).
I have another big book ahead of this one, but I'll try not to keep it for too long...

Thanks a lot, Elsita.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, September 22, 2005
Yes, it is a difficult book to read! And I've been having a difficult time with it and growing nervous, because of the TBR pile waiting for me.
It seems that I would like to read it a lot, but at the moment I'm feeling incapable of doing so, therefore it'll follow it's own way, and I'll contact NeferSand and send it to her or the next person on the list.
Maybe another time...

Thanks a lot anyway, Elsita, for the opportunity!

Journal Entry 10 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, September 26, 2005
Sent to baretas today, once NeferSand's working on a too much too big TBR pile!

Enjoy!


Journal Entry 11 by baretas from Almada, not specified not specified on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
It's here!
=D

Journal Entry 12 by baretas from Almada, not specified not specified on Wednesday, November 09, 2005
2nd attempt on this JE (the 1st one disappeared somehow).
I guess this book defines the novel genre... it grabs you by the curiosity of knowing that something will happen, but you just don't know what.
At the beggining I wasn't much into it, but later, as the action evolved, I was reading it everywhere :D

Bottom line, enjoyed it a lot. Thanks! :)

P.S.
Already sent a PM to Nefersand, for now I'm waiting for an answer.

Journal Entry 13 by baretas from Almada, not specified not specified on Monday, November 14, 2005
Nefersand and ElHurricane can't receive the book right now.
I'm going to send a PM to nice2mice.

Journal Entry 14 by nice2mice on Thursday, November 17, 2005
It's here!!

The End. It’s the best book I have read this year. I had seen the movie years ago, but this was much better.

Thank you Elsita, for the opportunity.

Seguiu hoje (12-12-2005) para QueenSissi.

Journal Entry 15 by QueenSissi from Queluz, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, December 17, 2005
It arrived yesterday... Thanks

Journal Entry 16 by QueenSissi from Queluz, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, March 19, 2006
Sorry for taking such a long time to read this book. I really took me a long time to read it.

I enjoyed reading this "invented" biography. It's unusual to find books that describe the life of the main character from even before being born until dying, giving details of the lives and deaths of other less important characters. I cried and laughed and got angry and thought about the role of women in nowadays' society. Not bad for a single thick book...

Couldn't reach Nefersand nor Elhurricane so I'm sending it to Luz-de-Luna tomorrow.

Journal Entry 17 by Luz-de-Luna from Veria, Imathia Greece on Monday, April 10, 2006
Got it! I'll start reading it right away. Thanks a bunch!
(((((((((((((((Greetings))))))))))))))) to all of you people! :-)

Journal Entry 18 by Luz-de-Luna from Veria, Imathia Greece on Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wow... Er... What am I supposed to write now? (dazzled)
This book has given me so many feelings that I should have made a new journal entry every 100 pages or so! :-)
All of you who have already read it, certainly know what I'm talking about...
I loved it. I simply did.

Released 12 yrs ago (5/6/2006 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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I've contacted SudoKris and gothamgal, and found out that both of them wish to be skipped.
The book is on its way to Breeze144! Enjoy! :-)

Journal Entry 20 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 15, 2006
Arrived here today! Thanks!

Journal Entry 21 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I finished reading this yesterday and I feel quite proud considering how thick it is!

While I was reading this novel, I was also listening to Irving's 'Until I Find You' in the car on audiobook, and it made me notice how similar his novels are. He always seems to have a boarding school, strange Mother/Son or older women younger men relationships, wrestling, prostitues and whores, and it goes on. Yet, I still enjoy his work!

Garp's third novel made me really terribly uncomfortable and I considered skipping over it. It was just so much gore, violence and sadness in such a few short pages. It made me wonder why Irving would write that as 'Garp'. Is that something Irving himself was not able to publish or too embarassed to publish?

In the end, I enjoyed this book and continue to be an Irving fan!

Sending to KarenBC this week.

Released 12 yrs ago (6/2/2006 UTC) at Bookring/ray in which I don't really trust, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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Sent along today!

Journal Entry 23 by wingKarenBCwing from Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, June 10, 2006
Arrived yesterday - going to start reading it today when the heat of the day is to much to be out in the garden!

...nope just couldn't get into this book. Gave it a good go - reading more than half of it. Will be contacting turbobarge for their address so I can move it along the ring.

Journal Entry 24 by turbobarge from Cairo, Cairo Governorate Egypt on Friday, August 04, 2006
This book arrived last week. I am reading it now and will pass it on asap, although I have only sporadic internet access until my broadband is installed on the 15th.

Journal Entry 25 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Monday, September 18, 2006
Got it today. Thank you. Will read and pass on ASAP.

Journal Entry 26 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2007
-Psyche- asked to be skipped. PMing next person.

Journal Entry 27 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Sending out when I get the address.

Journal Entry 28 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Helloooooooooooooooooo!!!
ElHurricane says he accepts the book, Luintaurien.
Can you please sent it to him??
This month?

Journal Entry 29 by Elsita from Almada, Setúbal Portugal on Saturday, December 22, 2007
Well, it seems the ray is stalled with Luintaurien, so I asked help from another bookcrosser who's going to replace the book and start a new ring with his copy.

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