by Alessandro Baricco | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1860462588 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 1/18/2017
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan.

I am not going to lie, although this is a well praised book and almost a classic, I didn't really "feel" for this book. The writing is poetic, but it also makes things rather unclear so I sometimes have no clue what is going on (or not.) Overall, it's an intriguing story, but I didn't like the "letter" - unlike the rest of the story, it is too descriptive, too blatant.

Journal Entry 2 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, April 22, 2017
I first heard about this book at the bookswap game today, then I found it at the buffet table. Serendipity!

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, March 23, 2018
I really liked the book, the subtleties as the story unfold. The story really did pull me into it, and I loved the way it is written. However, I do agree with azuki about the letter, it didn't fit the rest of the book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, June 11, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (6/11/2018 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway


My May book is heading it's way out in the world. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, July 15, 2018
Thank you sooo much!
I read this novel some time ago, and I am looking forward to re-reading it.
Thanks for the lovely nostalgic postcard too... :)

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