The Coincidence Authority

by John Ironmonger | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1780220847 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dutch-book of Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on 11/19/2014
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
From the back:
Since Azalea Lewis was abandoned as a child at a fairground in Devon, her life has been afflicted by unlucky coincidences. Overwhelmed by the patterns in her past and convinced she cannot escape her destiny, Azalea decides to consult an authority.
When she enters the office of Dr Thomas Post, she finds the man she collided with on a London escalator the week before. It must be fate.
But Thomas is not so easily convinced. His professional interest ignited, he sets out to prove Azalea wrong. And as he unravels the mysteries of her past, he finds that his certainties about love, life and statistics are shaken up in ways he could never have imagined...

Journal Entry 2 by dutch-book at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, November 14, 2015
I loved all the stories within the greater story. But the big premise, is everything that happened in Azalea's life coincidence or is there something else at work, it's never really resolved and it let to an unexpected ending. Not unexpected like: 'wow, did THAT just happen?!'. but more like 'uhm... okay, where are the rest of the pages? Is this a misprint or something?' It was very suddenly, which felt not resolved at all. Something more should have happened. But all in all, interesting novel.

Journal Entry 3 by dutch-book at OBCZ-Westerpark in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, January 11, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (1/10/2016 UTC) at OBCZ-Westerpark in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands


Took it with me to the meeting.

Journal Entry 4 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, January 23, 2016
Brought it back with me from the meeting. Sounds interesting. Thanks dutch-book!

Journal Entry 5 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 02, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/25/2017 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands


Not sure what to expect when I started this, but I enjoyed it a lot. The author has a nice writing style which reads very easily. Somehow I hadn't expected that a big part would be set in Uganda, but that made it even more interesting.

On its way to a mystery BCer :)

Journal Entry 6 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Selected from the First Sentence VBB: "One Midsummer's Day, when she was only three years old, the girl they called Azalea Ives was discovered alone and lost at a fairground in Devon."

Thank you for sharing this book. It looks like an interesting read!

Journal Entry 7 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Sunday, February 24, 2019
I'm not sure what I expected from this book, but it was different from my expectations. Then again, I chose the book from its first sentence alone!

I enjoyed reading it, particularly the parts that take place in Uganda. I felt just "meh" about the coincidence thread, and about the relationship between Thomas and Azalea.

Journal Entry 8 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (2/24/2019 UTC) at Northglenn, Colorado USA


I'm mailing this book to dabercro as part of the Books I've Read VBB.

Journal Entry 9 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
This book was waiting for me at the post office when I returned home from vacation. Thanks for sending.

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