King Solomon's Carpet

by Barbara Vine | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0451403886 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglelliewing of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on 2/11/2004
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Wonderful, weird and compelling. She makes the London Underground the central character of the book. The tension grows hardly noticeably and suddenly there is an overwhelming sense of foreboding.

Journal Entry 2 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, June 18, 2004
Mailed today to boucli. A RABCK

Journal Entry 3 by boucli from Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées France on Thursday, June 24, 2004
Many thanks, RedHouse, I'll read it very soon !

Journal Entry 4 by boucli from Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées France on Thursday, September 02, 2004
Many thanks for sending me this book, redhouse !
It's a great read, where all the characters get caught in a spiral from which they can't escape till the end !
And the London Underground has a really important part in all this.
thanks again !

october 28th : mailing to Kestralwing (bookrelay offer)

Journal Entry 5 by kestralwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Thursday, November 04, 2004
Got it in the mail today -- thanks very much! (also thanks for the wonderful postcard)

Journal Entry 6 by kestralwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Although I usually like Barbara Vine's books, I kept getting bogged down in the London Underground details. I just never got into the book -- although I'm obviously alone in this reaction, judging from the previous entries and the fact it won the 1991 Gold Dagger Award!

Since it's been to 3 countries already, I'm going to try to do a controlled release to a fourth.

Journal Entry 7 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 04, 2005
Received as part of a Book Relay - thanks kestralwing!

This is one of the few Barbara Vine novels I haven't read yet...I love her books and am really looking forward to this one. I ride the subway nearly every day and am interested in seeing how this affects my reading! Is this a book I'm going to be *afraid* to read while going through the tunnels? :)

Journal Entry 8 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Well, chalk up another winner for Barbara Vine! I really enjoyed this; the same gripping storylines, fascinating characters and psychological tension that I've come to expect from her strange and fascinating books. I read most of this travelling to & from work via the subway, and that only added to the great sense of atmosphere! Thanks, kestralwing ... I will try to find a good home for this book so that its journey continues ...

Journal Entry 9 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 13, 2005
And this book's journey continues...sent to jennannej, who had it on her Wish List...enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by jennannej from Coronado, California USA on Saturday, February 19, 2005
Great! I'm excited to read this book! I lived in London and travelled the Underground quite often a few years back. Thanks geishabird!

Journal Entry 11 by jennannej from Coronado, California USA on Sunday, March 06, 2005
I didn't really get into this book. It took me a while to figure out who all the characters were and how they all fit together. Once I did that, the book flowed much better for me as it switched from character to character.

Alice's character really annoyed me. She had no resolve, dedication, or personal strength. She gave up on every single decision she ever made. She couldn't rely on herself; she was always looking for someone else for direction, strength, encouragement, fulfillment...basically for everything. Very NON-self-sufficient.

There were parts of this book I really enjoyed. I thought Jasper was a very interesting character. I really enjoyed the bits about the London Underground and all the little stories that were included-however, they almost seemed to be teasing you with them and not telling the whole story.

I was disappointed that we never really discovered what Axel's motivation was. It was this question just dangling there at the end of the book. An interesting read, though not my favorite.

Journal Entry 12 by jennannej at Lincoln Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Sunday, May 01, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (5/1/2005 UTC) at Lincoln Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska USA

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Left along the route.

Journal Entry 13 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, May 01, 2005
Book Crossing huh? This is a really cool idea!! I am a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and found the book on a sidewalk this afternoon. I thought it was lost, and was going to return it to the Library, but then I realized it wasn't!! Well, this is finals week, so I don't have time to read the book, but I wanted to post a comment before I left the book for someone else to find!!

CAUGHT IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA USA

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