Larry's Party

by Carol Shields | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0670873926 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lightwavz of Detroit, Michigan USA on 2/29/2004
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Sunday, February 29, 2004
From the library bag sale at the Saline library. A second copy... my first is travelling out there somewhere! Available.

Journal Entry 2 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Monday, March 22, 2004
This was a really good book... about a man, written by a woman. But as I am a woman, who knows?! One of my favorite lines is, "Innocence is a slippery substance." Larry is a likeable fool, a nice guy, a little lost and misunderstood. I liked Larry and his penchant for labyrinths mazes and a seemingly ordinary life.

This one is going out on a mini-ray to:

vivdripper - Massachusetts
LeighBCD - UK
CandyFloss - UK

I hope you really enjoy this one!

Journal Entry 3 by vivdripper from Quincy, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, March 30, 2004
I'm so excited to have found this in my mailbox today. Thanks so much for sending this out. I'll get to it quickly-I'm almost done with my current read.Yippee!!!

Journal Entry 4 by vivdripper from Quincy, Massachusetts USA on Monday, April 05, 2004
Thanks for letting me read this. I did enjoy it. Larry IS a guy I went to high school with. I have mentally attached this school friend to Larry's character. This was nicely written, though a little bit slow. I'll always think of Larry when I think of labrinths. I'll be sending this off to LeighBCD in the next few days.

Journal Entry 5 by vivdripper from Quincy, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Sending this out today to LeighBCD in London.

Journal Entry 6 by LeighBCD on Friday, May 14, 2004
Thanks so much vivdripper!! I like Carol Shields very much. I have two books ahead of this on the bookray pile but hopefully I will get through those very quickly. I will be back!!

Journal Entry 7 by LeighBCD on Sunday, May 30, 2004
I enjoyed this novel - it is a perfect example of an author who conveys big ideas through small, insignificant events. The idea, I think, AND HERE IS A BIG SPOILER... is that we can search and search for what we want in life and find that we had it, had happiness, all along (hence they symbolism of the mazes). Larry seemed an ordinary, confused man, living his life but not really engaged in it... I enjoyed the book more as it went along. I would like to know what happened to him in the end!!

I will send this book off to the next member of the ray within the next week once I have received address details. Thanks so much lightwavz!!

Journal Entry 8 by LeighBCD on Sunday, May 30, 2004
I meant to say that I have taken a photo of this book in a part of the garden of my parent's house.. check out this journal entry in a few days once I have had a chance to upload it!!

Journal Entry 9 by LeighBCD at on Friday, June 11, 2004
Released on Friday, June 11, 2004 at to loopy1 in Herne, England Controlled Releases.

Journal Entry 10 by LeighBCD on Friday, June 11, 2004
No word from Candyfloss and as I am about to go away on vacation and move house, I have no choice but to move it on. I am sending this as a RABCK to loopy1 - I have no idea if you have read this or not, but we have shared a number of books in common now so you might enjoy this! I really hope so.

Journal Entry 11 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, June 12, 2004
How strange! We watched the postman pass our house this morning, then went out. When we came back there was post through the door and this book on the doorstep!
I couldn't remember signing up for this, so came here to find out where it came from - thanks Leigh, I haven't read this one, or anything else by this author, although I'm sure I've heard her name before. So I'll read this one and then look for a new home for it, unless anyone says otherwise.

Journal Entry 12 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, January 17, 2005
Well I have mixed feelings about this book. I got a good quotation from it - "He was a dreamy kid growing up, and after that a dreamy adolescent, just letting life happen to him. It took him years to get himself wide awake, and lately he's been feeling that he's dozing off again, collapsing inward like the shrink-wrapped merchandise on the rack at the front of the store."
But in the end I didn't care enough about the characters to keep reading. I've been finding it hard to settle to reading lately, so it's not just the book, it's me too!
I've had a request for this book from BlossomU, who's kindly sent me a couple of books I wanted, so this book is now off again :-)

Journal Entry 13 by BlossomU on Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Thanks so much loopy 1, it just arrived, my first Carl Shields. I am feeling guilty for having asked it, did not know it was a hardback, if I knew I would have womanfully resisted the temptation to ask for any book. Big thanks in any case!

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