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A History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters
by Julian Barnes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/15/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 15, 2017

7 out of 10

I got this good-condition softcover at a local Salvation Army thrift shop. It's... very odd {wry grin}, riffing on the tale of Noah's Ark (from the viewpoint of some woodworms who snuck on board) and tying that into different tales across time, with several themes taken from the epic painting Raft of the Medusa (a fold-out illustration of same is bound into the book). Contrasting the events of the ark (and the raft) with the historical and pop-culture references to them, bringing in the woodworms yet again (!), inserting cameos from other disasters (Lawrence Beesley, noted survivor of the Titanic, turns up at one point)... it's hard to describe and sometimes hard to follow, and yet I enjoyed these linked-but-strange stories/vignettes/essays.  

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts USA on Friday, October 27, 2017

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Released 11 mos ago (10/27/2017 UTC) at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts USA


I left this book, bagged against the elements, on the stone wall outside Fruitlands at the top of the hill, the better to enjoy the wonderful view. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

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*** Released for the 2017 Tick Tock release challenge. ***  

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