Monkey/Folk Novel of China

by Ch'Eng-En Wu | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0802130860 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rico-Verde of Leesburg, Florida USA on 3/11/2004
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Rico-Verde from Leesburg, Florida USA on Thursday, March 11, 2004
A penguin classic paperback. The legendary story of Tripitaka's journey to the West (to India from China) to retrieve Buddhist scriptures. Penguin 1973 reissue (Not the handsome edition pictured above--sorry). This will be a bookring if anyone is interested. Please PM me if you would like to add your name to the list.

Current location in bold type.
1. Me (Leesburg, Florida, USA)
2. booklemur (Seattle, Washington, USA)
3. icekween01 (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) can ship international
4. liltricks (Aukland, New Zealand) happy to post internationally
5. sqdancer (Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada) can ship anywhere
6. xoddam Sydney, New South Wales Australia
7. Could be you...
8. etc.

Journal Entry 2 by booklemur on Friday, March 18, 2005

Arrived safe and sound!

Released 13 yrs ago (10/8/2005 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A friend -- Controlled Releases

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Sent...finally...to the next reader.

I am a total deadbeat and can only apologize. I forgot about this over and over and over again.
I finished it ages ago.

Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa!!!!

Journal Entry 4 by icekween01 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Sunday, October 23, 2005
received and will add to mt. bookrings/rays tbr pile. :)

thanks for sharing!

happy bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 5 by icekween01 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
This was an EXCELLENT book. I LOVED it. There is humor mixed with little life lessons to learn while following Monkey on his wild adventures. I thought it was awesome.
I will be passing on to the next person. Sorry it took me so long, I was stuck with several bookrings at the same time. Please forgive me.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful book.

Happy Bookcrossing!!!

Released 13 yrs ago (2/21/2006 UTC) at -- By post or by hand-ie ring, trade, RABCK, meet in St. Louis, Missouri USA

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Sent on to the next person. Sorry it took so long. I loved the book though. Clever and entertaining. Thanks again!

Peace and Happy Bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 7 by sqdancer on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Has arrived safe and sound. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 8 by sqdancer on Sunday, April 23, 2006
Very neat book that I never would have encountered without Bookcrossing. Thank you so much, Rico-Verde. I really enjoyed it.

Apologies for having this book so long. Work has been very hectic, and I've had trouble making it to the Post Office.

Sent off to Australia today (Sunday) via Air Mail.



Journal Entry 9 by xoddam from Springwood, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 30, 2006
I wasn't expecting this parcel at all! I know I must have given sqdancer my address at some point. Many thanks Rico-Verde and all. I'll probably sit on this for a while as I have a huge list of bookrings (I hate to un-subscribe so despite my overcommitment I still keep receiving them), but I'll be in touch when it is read. Do let me know if anyone else wishes to join and read the book (or if you want it back, Rico-Verde), so I can hurry it up.

Journal Entry 10 by xoddam from Springwood, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Many thanks to Rico-Verde for hosting this bookring and many apologies for sitting on it for so long. Finally, after an arduous (but mostly motionless) journey of 7 months, Monkey reached the top of Mt. TBR and I read it over the course of the last week.

In primary school I was told the television program starring Masaaki Sakai as Monkey was a bad influence on me (I kicked other children and apparently this was Monkey's fault...) and I was periodically forbidden to watch it. It has been delightful to see behind the unclear but brightly-coloured memories I have of those stories to another, perhaps more faithful, rendition of the traditional story. At that age I had no conception of Eastern religions or history, and I suspect the ambiguously-sexed Tripitaka and Bodhisattvas of the TV show may have inspired my first questions on the subject. Now, being much more widely read but no less curious than I was as an eight-year-old, it is lovely to revisit the stories.

The English of the translation is very readable and I presume reasonably accurate. I can forgive the occasional anachronism and I appreciate the footnotes informing us of untranslatable puns and the like.

The nature of Monkey is indeed irrepressible. Thankyou so much, Rico-Verde.

Journal Entry 11 by xoddam from Springwood, New South Wales Australia on Monday, November 20, 2006
Rico-Verde has appointed me Keeper of the Ring for its further journey. I have advertised it on the BCAUS list for those of us Australians who fell in love with the badly-dubbed TV show in our childhood (a fairly nicely put together Japanese production, embellished with Australian voiceover actors using colourful Australian language in outrageous faux-Oriental accents). I'll advertise on the Forum too, eventually.

First in is woosang, of Picton, NSW, Australia
Then we have silvermoonwyrm, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
And don't forget it has to end up with Rico-Verde of Leesburg, Florida, USA.

Journal Entry 12 by xoddam from Springwood, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, January 07, 2007
I made arrangements -- several times -- to hand this over in person to woosang. Unfortunately I either never turned up, or arrived so late that that woosang had already left. On the last such occasion (goodthinkingmax's birthday party on Friday night) our mutual friend catsalive heaped verbal abuse upon my unworthy head and demanded that I hand over the book on pain of being imprisoned beneath a mountain for 500 years.

I trust that catsalive will be able to pass the book on to woosang more reliably than I managed.

Journal Entry 13 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
catsalive handed me this book ages ago and it has been hiding in one of the massive piles of books I have to read soon. **Sigh** If I don't get to it soon, then I will pass it on.

Journal Entry 14 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Poor littl ebook got caught up in the desk. I still have not read it, but I am passing it on to the next reader and I hope to find another copy again soon

Released 11 yrs ago (8/10/2007 UTC) at controlled release in controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases

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It is with high embarrassment that I finally get this off to the next reader. I have found a second copy and will journal my thoughts here when I eventually get around to reading the other copy.

Journal Entry 16 by silvermoonwyrm from Corio, Victoria Australia on Thursday, August 16, 2007
I''d almost forgotten about this little gem. I have a few before it, but I''ll do my best not to take several months.

Journal Entry 17 by silvermoonwyrm from Corio, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 12, 2007
Took me a few nights to read this, unfortunately took me a few months to rescue it from my Mt JBR on my dresser. Now that I am doing my post convention clean up of all overdue books, I'll send this off, just as soon as I figure out who I'm supposed to send it to. I think another ask around on BCAUS is in order, since it only got the two responses... surely more people than that want to read this gem?

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