The Patience Stone

by Atiq Rahimi | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by okyrhoe of Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on 8/25/2012
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, August 25, 2012
description from Goodreads.com:
"A young woman prays at her husband's bedise as he lies in a coma with a bullet in his neck. From outside come the sounds of tanks, gunshots, screaming and, most terrifying of all, silence. Inisde, her two frightened daughters call to her from the hallway.
As she tries to keep her husband alive, the woman rages against men, war, culture, God. Even as her mind appears to unravel, she becomes intensely clear-sighted. Now is her chance - her first ever - to speak without being censored. Her husband's body reminds her of the legend of the patience stone, a stone that hears all confessions until it explodes, and finally, spurred to new heights of daring, she spills out her most explosive secret."

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Reserved for DubaiReader's Global Fiction VBB round 2.

Journal Entry 2 by okyrhoe at Virtual Book Box, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/1/2013 UTC) at Virtual Book Box, By Post -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

On its way by post to Soozreader. Enjoy!

(P.S. I am sorry for the delay. I had the envelope ready to go early last week, but mislaid it. It finally went out today with another bunch of BC books.)

Journal Entry 3 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, July 08, 2013
Thank you very much for this book that arrived safely today:) I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 4 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Friday, January 02, 2015
This was an intriguing book! I think the impact of the book would have been even stronger if I hadn't just finished reading another similar book... I was hoping for a different kind of ending. Definitely a worthwhile read!

This book will travel onwards as soon as possible (when the weather calms down) :)

Journal Entry 5 by wingSoozreaderwing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 05, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/5/2015 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

The book is on its way to the next reader! Happy Reading!:)

Journal Entry 6 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Received with thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 24, 2016
This is a short and intense book. The story felt real and I felt very sorry for the protagonist, what a terrible life. Recommended reading.

Journal Entry 8 by Blue_berry at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (12/5/2017 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to Lubiette as part of One-book-a-month draw.

Journal Entry 9 by Lubiette at Kallithea, Attica Greece on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
It finally arrived safe and sound after a long long trip.... (7 weeks from the UK to Athens). Thank you, Blue berry !

Journal Entry 10 by Lubiette at Homesick café in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/25/2018 UTC) at Homesick café in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

The book won the prestigious Goncourt prize in 2008, no wonder why. The moving story of an Afghan woman talking to her dying husband, revealing her deepest secrets, while the civil war is raging all around. Compelling.

It will be released at the meet-up of February. Happy reading !

2018 Movie Books Release Challenge

Journal Entry 11 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Monday, February 26, 2018
This book found a new home.

Journal Entry 12 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Friday, March 16, 2018
Great read.

Journal Entry 13 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/28/2018 UTC) at Zografou, Attica Greece

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sent to conto.

Journal Entry 14 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Just arrived!
Can't wait to star reading it, but I have one BRing and a couple of borrowed books to get through before that, so it'll have to wait a little while.
Thank you so very much, feltre, you did make my day! ;)

Journal Entry 15 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Read it sometime last month but forgot to make the JE (I must confess that knowing that one doesn't receive JE's notifications is making me more and more lazy about journaling books).

I loved this little book quite a lot. Usually I wouldn't read in english a book originally written in french, but I didn't realize that was the case with this one until I had it with me. Even so, I enjoyed the reading very much and I'm very happy I got the opportunity to get to it.

If it's true that we can, through this novel, read the speech of a woman saying Everything to her husband, I cannot but wonder if, in a similar scenario, a woman would be indeed able to speak it out loud
when a man cannot even write it down in his own language!

Besides this that just lingered as an after thought, the only thing that really pissed me off (pardon my french) was the introduction: is there any need at all to tell us in a few words all that the novel takes a few dozen pages to go through in its paced rhythm? It just spoils it!

Therefore, IF YOU'RE GOING TO READ THIS BOOK, PLEASE LEAVE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE END!

Journal Entry 16 by wingcontowing at Sweepstakes, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 02, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (3/7/2019 UTC) at Sweepstakes, by mail -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

To the winner of the Authors from Unusual Countries Sweepstakes of March 2019. This one is a book from an Afghan writer but originaly written in french. Still, I believe it falls under the "unusual countries"'s category because it realy is about (a kind of) life in Afghanistan.
I hope you like it and enjoy the "book shower" that's on your way!

Journal Entry 17 by book-a-neer at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Yes I think I would like this one. Thank you.

Journal Entry 18 by book-a-neer at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, July 13, 2019
I read this book quickly. It was very intense and confronting. Thanks again for sending this my way.

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