Silk: A Story of War

by Alessandro Baricco | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 8129118181 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Paws4Books of Deal, Kent United Kingdom on 3/28/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by Paws4Books from Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, March 28, 2015
When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, the young merchant Herve Joncour leaves his doting wife and his comfortable home in the small town of Lavilledieu and travels across Siberia to the other end of the world, to Japan, to obtain eggs for a fresh breeding of silk worms. It is the 1860s; Japan is closed to foreigners and this has to be a clandestine operation. During his undercover negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have Oriental eyes. Although the young Frenchman and the girl are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, conveyed by a number of recondite messages in the course of four visits the Frenchman pays to Japan. How their secret affair develops and how it unfolds is told in a narration as beautiful, smooth and seamless as a piece of the finest silk

Journal Entry 2 by Paws4Books at Deal, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, March 28, 2015
I found this a very engaging read that held my interest throughout. It is a short tale about a merchant of silk worms. It reminds me in a sense of the innocence of a child's book as there is a repetitive quality, however, the content is not suitable for child readers!

The story is essentially that of a love story, yet without a word spoken! Definitely one to read!

This is also a book on the 1001 list of books to read before you die.

Journal Entry 3 by Paws4Books at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 10, 2015
Thanks so much for this book - it has been on my wishlist for years...

Journal Entry 5 by wingearthcaroleannewing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (7/7/2020 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Sending to another bookcrosser who requested it. He has promised to return it because it is a 1001 book I've not managed to read yet and if he doesn't, I will hunt him down... (I have his address).

Journal Entry 6 by wingrussbaumwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 09, 2020
Kindly sent to me by Carole. I promise I will send it back - don't want to incur Tabby Wrath - it looks mean.

Journal Entry 7 by wingrussbaumwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Released 6 days ago (8/5/2020 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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I have sourced another copy of the book so I am sending this one back to Carole.
Thanks so much for the loan. My wife hasn't quite got around to reading it yet !

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