Closely Observed Trains

by Bohumil Hrabal | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 12/17/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, December 17, 2018
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For gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the small but strategic railway station in Bohemia in 1945 is full of complex preoccupations. There is the exacting business of dispatching German troop trains to and from the toppling Eastern front; the problem of ridding himself of his burdensome innocence; and the awesome scandal of Dispatcher Hubicka's gross misuse of the station's official stamps upon the telegraphist's anatomy. Beside these, Milos's part in the plan for the ammunition train seems a simple affair.

CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS, which became the award-winning Jiri Menzel film of the 'Prague Spring', is a classic of postwar literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism which fully justifies Hrabal's reputation as one of the best Czech writers of today.

Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, December 17, 2018

Released 6 mos ago (12/17/2018 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 20, 2018
Thank you very much. What a lovely surprise. Both book and card arrived in the same post. Must remove this from my wishlist before I forget. 😀

Journal Entry 4 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
A very interesting little read. It's been on my wishlist since the beginning of my Bookcrossing career, since I spotted it on someone else's list. I have just checked and it appears that Bookcrosser is still wishing so i will offer it to them as first choice.

Unbelievably after wanting this book for so long and your sending it to me, I received another two copies from my Secret Santa. One of them has a slightly different title (Closely Watched Trains) but it is definitely the same book!

Thank you for sending me a copy. I really enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On its way to a Bookcrossing friend.

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Journal Entry 7 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, March 04, 2019
Arrived the day before yesterday. Thank you for sending this to me, Deltic :)

Journal Entry 8 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, May 06, 2019
I really enjoyed this! Thanks again, Deltic, for sending it to me. I’m away visiting friends this bank holiday weekend and will probably wild-release this book somewhere while I’m here.

Released 1 mo ago (5/6/2019 UTC) at Carrie’s Book Exchange in Bishopston, Bristol United Kingdom

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