Tiger's Wife

by Ta Obreht | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0753827409 Global Overview for this book
Registered by snoopy56 of Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk United Kingdom on 10/12/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by snoopy56 from Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, October 12, 2012
A very unusual and delightful book. Natalia embarks on a journey which she hopes will explain the unusual nature of her grandfather's death. The story is interwoven with wonderful folk tales.

Journal Entry 2 by snoopy56 at King of Hearts in Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, October 13, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (10/13/2012 UTC) at King of Hearts in Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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If not picked up at the meet-up will probably take to the book box at Shade of pale on Magdelen street.

Journal Entry 3 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, October 13, 2012
Picked up at the Norwich meetup this morning. Looks different and interesting.

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I think this will bring my "tiger phase" to an end (having recently finished The Life of Pi). What a weird book this was-wondered if I was going to make it to the end at times. Some of it I really liked but other bits were too horrific for me even to read. I felt there was an interesting story to be told but it twisted and turned about too much for my liking. I wanted to know more about the work the young doctors were doing with the orphans but instead was subjected to wife-bashing, capital punishment and exhumation of a long-buried body, to name but a few subjects.
I found the "deathless man" a very interesting character and I'm sure he must have been related to one of the characters in the Book Thief. In many ways I was glad to get to the end of the book but still found some questions unanswered. I don't think I will be looking for more books by this author.

Will release soon.

Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (3/8/2013 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be off to Edinburgh care of Royal Mail on Friday, sending to Teapot after finding it on her wishlist-enjoy.

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Journal Entry 6 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 15, 2013
Received in the post yesterday. Thank you daffodil-2!

Journal Entry 7 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 07, 2013
I agree with daffodil-2 that this book left too many questions unanswered. None of the (many) stories had a real resolution, and the main mystery behind the grandfather's death still remains unsolved.

Also, I don't think I know the answer to any of the questions raised by the reader's group discussion at the back. Perhaps if I knew more about the history and culture of the FYR I would understand the symbolism better. Life in wartime Yugoslavia wasn't described particularly well either, most of what is offered is the life of rebellious teenagers who do whatever they like citing 'there's a war on, you know' whenever anyone tries to discipline them.

I struggled with the story within the story within the story as well, and I kept having to think about how each narrative relates to the others and where it fits in timewise. I didn't think it was necessary to give so much backstory to insignificant characters who didn't influence the plot (Darisa, the apothecary, blind Orlo), especially the ones introduced towards the very end of the book.

Despite that, the book was well written and evocative, enjoyable to read and lends itself to a variety of interpretations, though I personally don't see why it won a prize for fiction.

Journal Entry 8 by teapot at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/10/2013 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Sending it to Finland tomorrow for someone who has it on their wishlist. Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Lovely, thank you very much!

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (9/30/2018 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Off to the winner of the Export an animal sweepstakes. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by dévoreuse at Léran, Midi-Pyrénées France on Saturday, October 06, 2018
Thanks for this book ; I'm very enjoy to be the winner of this game ; I 'm really very spoiled by all the participants ; thank you very mutch to all you.

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