The World According to Garp
12 journalers for this copy...
Thanks for the loan, Xana!!
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...
* 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...).
I have another big book ahead of this one, but I'll try not to keep it for too long...
Thanks a lot, Elsita.
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!
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! :)
Already sent a PM to Nefersand, for now I'm waiting for an answer.
I'm going to send a PM to nice2mice.
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.
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.
(((((((((((((((Greetings))))))))))))))) to all of you people! :-)
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.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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! :-)
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.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent along today!
...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.
ElHurricane says he accepts the book, Luintaurien.
Can you please sent it to him??