Mister Pip

by Lloyd Jones | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385341075 Global Overview for this book
Registered by veleta of Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on 3/9/2015
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by veleta from Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, March 09, 2015
All the inhabitants of an island feel isolated and trapped between civil war. All the whites have to get away, but Pop Eye, the resented man who lives in the island since he became Grace's lover becomes a teacher of sorts. He promises to give the children the best education he can, but in all truth, he lets the parents do all the education. He keeps reading Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. One girl in particular will find him an inspiration.

CRITICISM

I didn't like the book. At the beginning, it's too innocent, and the ending is such a letdown after all the drama. In the first half of the book nothing really seems to be happening, but then in the last third part of the book, suddenly everything happens at once, but the narrative loses its attention to detail and passes flying over events. I have given it a 5 because I liked the concept in the first third, and the scenery is well-described.

Journal Entry 2 by veleta at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (3/10/2015 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released this Tuesday at 20:00.

Journal Entry 3 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, April 13, 2015
This book followed me to Finland as well! I love the idea of books travelling, so of course I had to offer Mister Pip a ride! It was one of the lightest ones on the shelf, to be honest :D

Journal Entry 4 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, June 03, 2015
I decided to give up around page 50. Mister Pip just wasn't my cup of tea, not in the least. To begin with, I found it really confusing the story took place in the 1990's when it rather could have been turn of the century. And Charles Dickens...was he just the first author that had come to mind while penning the story? Somehow I couldn't find the setting interesting at all, so it was best to give up than to waste several nights going through the book.

Journal Entry 5 by wingpippiswing at Ranta-Kerttu in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (6/24/2015 UTC) at Ranta-Kerttu in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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Taking the book to a local meet-up!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 25, 2015
The name of the book was familiar to me and I decided to take a look at the story.
Thank you for the book, Pippis!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I liked the book almost all the time, especially the Dickens part of it. I have not read Great Expectations. Maybe I should...
Some parts of the book were quite terrible, but I know things like that do happen.

Helmet-haaste 16

This is my book #31 in the Reduce Mount TBR 2018 -challence by Dove-i-libri.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnneliswing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/13/2018 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Miittiin tarjolle.
Lukuiloa!

Journal Entry 9 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 04, 2018
Nobody took the book at the meet-up. I think it is time to travel.

I left the book in a telephone booth in front of Heron Foods.

Happy reading!

Book #57 in the 2018 Keep Them Moving -challence by Booklady331

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