The Sellout: A Novel

Registered by BookBirds of -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA on 11/11/2016
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookBirds from -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA on Friday, November 11, 2016
Second copy starting as a bookray! Send me a PM if you'd like to join!

Participants ------>
Valpete --- USA
iiwi --- Netherlands
Tuanita --- Netherlands
PenelopeWanders --- Switzerland (EU only)
Sparkish --- United Kingdom
SerendipityN --- Germany
Edwardstreet --- New Zealand
Billbooks --- Australia
Susanna_koh --- Malaysia
T_Richardson_X
...ask me to add you to the list!
To anyone participating... if you can suggest a better and cheaper mailing order, I'm up for suggestions, as I have no idea postage rates to/from other countries.

Journal Entry 2 by BookBirds at -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (11/16/2016 UTC) at -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA

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Sent out today! Hopefully more participants sign up!

Journal Entry 3 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Just arrived today. As soon as I'm finished reading my current book, I'll give this a go. Am I the only one on the list. It is 2nd on current Bestseller List!

Journal Entry 4 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Interesting, thoughtful book in this "post-racist" world. Funny and provocative, this book pushes you to look beyond your familiar constructs of race and identity.

Journal Entry 5 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (12/29/2016 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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Sending it along to the next reader...

Journal Entry 6 by wingiiwiwing at Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Monday, January 09, 2017
Received today, thank you!

Journal Entry 7 by wingiiwiwing at Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
My goodness! There is a book in this story I would like, the premise is interesting, but I can't cope with the all to funny writing. I'm just not much for the satire, it seems.
I will contact Tuanita and drop the book off to her.

Journal Entry 8 by Tuanita at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Friday, February 10, 2017
This book arrived today to my mail box :-)
Thanks to BookBirds for organizing this ray!

Journal Entry 9 by Tuanita at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, April 02, 2017
First satire I have ever tried to read in English and, let´s face it, it´s super hard!
English is not my mother language so I really need to get throw the text slowly to understand all jokes… and some of them I don´t…
Up until now it looks like a great satire, I can say I raise my eyebrows in shock almost every page :-) but I will let the book go for the next bookcrosser and try to get one copy in my mother language to enjoy it properly.

I thank BookBirds for letting me keep the book for more than just a month and also for letting me get in touch with satire, which is definitely a genre I need to read more :-) and practice more!

I already asked PenelopeWanders for her address.

Journal Entry 10 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Sunday, April 23, 2017
This has arrived safely in the Swiss Alps - thanks for sending! It has arrived just after my holiday and rolled in with a few other rings and rays, so it will get in line. I hope to get to it soon though. Thanks for making it available.

Journal Entry 11 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Saturday, May 06, 2017
This is here as a bookcrossing ring, and I have to say I'm not quite sure what I think of this. I see one of the reviewers at Goodreads likened it to something by Vonnegut Jr., and I can see that. I was a huge fan of Vonnegut as a young adult, but maybe I'm too old for it now, or maybe Beatty doesn't have quite the same magic.
Initially I struggled a fair bit with this, but gradually, and especially after the father was less present/out of the picture, I warmed to the main character more and the book as a whole. I suppose I should be able to take the joke, but the pseudo-educational experimentation practiced on the main character as a child did not strike me as funny or in any way entertaining. Yes, yes, it's meant as satire, but still, satire is a sort of biting wit, and to my mind that means that wit is meant to be there too - not just the bite. Here it's more the mauling nip of a Rothweiler.
I did really love the almost mystical qualities of the main character's produce - what he grew to be eaten as well as what was destined to go up in smoke.
All in all, it was certainly thought provoking - perhaps painfully so in 2017, but I can't say this will be my favorite read of the year.
I have the next address and will try to get this parcelled and out in the next few days -but given my current busy-ness, it might have to be after next weekend. Thanks for making this available, and thank you Tuanita for sending.

Journal Entry 12 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, May 12, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (5/12/2017 UTC) at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland

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This ring now rolls down off the Swiss Alps and over to the UK. Enjoy, and again, thanks for sending and for making it available.

Journal Entry 13 by Sparkish at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Arrived safely today - thank you for sending. I will finish my current read and get to this asap 😊

Journal Entry 14 by Sparkish at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Great book, entertaining, thought provoking and funny!

Will be on its way to the next participant as soon as I have the address

Journal Entry 15 by Sparkish at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/24/2017 UTC) at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Off to Germany - hope you enjoy it 😊

Journal Entry 16 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, July 03, 2017
Arrived today. Thank you!

Journal Entry 17 by SerendipityN at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, July 29, 2017
Finished this today. I had come across the novel on last year's Booker Prize longlist and put it on my reading list. I didn't know what to expect of it, though. I found it to be quite surprising and entertaining. Thanks for giving me the chance to read it! It'll travel on as soon as I have Edwardstreet's address.

Released 1 yr ago (8/4/2017 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt / Persönlich weitergegeben --, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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The Sellout's travelling to New Zealand now.

Journal Entry 19 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, August 17, 2017
Not my cup of tea, too tired to make the effort to get into this unfortunately. On its way to Bill

Hope you enjoy this Bill.

Journal Entry 21 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Friday, September 01, 2017
Book has safely arrived from across the pond to the civilization of Melbourne Australia

Journal Entry 22 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Sorry for holding onto this for so long but life has gone a little pear shaped in this household. I will contact the next person and move it along

Journal Entry 23 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Thursday, March 01, 2018
Finally getting things in order apologies my partner has been diagnosed and has thrown things very topsy turvy

Journal Entry 24 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 19, 2018
Received today. Thank you.

ETA: I have not signed up for this ray, I am now sorting out to whom I should send the book so that the ray won't be stalled.

Journal Entry 25 by wingmcsarwing at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 06, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/6/2018 UTC) at to next participant, a ring/ray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to the next participant without reading (I have my own copy waiting on top of MTBR). Sorry it has taken me so long to post and that it is going out surface.

Journal Entry 26 by T_richardson_x at Abercynon, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Arrived today, thank you very much! Adding it to the top of my TBR!

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