The Authenticity Project

by Clare Pooley | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1473568498 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kiki66 of Gauting, Bayern Germany on 9/30/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by kiki66 from Gauting, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.

What would happen if they told the truth instead?

Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.

Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.

Little do they realize that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.

Journal Entry 2 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Having finished this book yesterday I don't really know what to say after reading all these 5 star comments here.
I was ok, I liked it.. but I think my problem was that I couldn't relate to ANY of these persons described in the book. I don't have this OCD Monica has, I have no drug problem, I don't live an Insta life and have to be perfect every day.
Riley was ok, he's just a happy-go-lucky person which is fine but shallow. I like a bit more depths in people . Julian lives in another world, I guess I liked him most. And I absolutely love Mrs Wu!
So for me this book just burbled along ( sorry if this an too straightforward translation from a German expression ;-)), no heights no depths....

Off to Nefertari and then to Penelopewanders (CH)

Journal Entry 3 by nefertari at Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Thank you for sending this, which was on my wishlist - it arrived safely today. I will read it next and then keep it moving to penelopewanders!

Journal Entry 4 by nefertari at Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I really enjoyed reading this. The short chapters, each from the perspective of a different character, make it an easy, quick read. The characters are somewhat stereotypical, but I did like the way the notebook brought them together and allowed the story to unfold. My favourite characters were Hazard, Mrs Wu and Julian.

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On its way to penelopewanders. Sorry for the delay! I hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Tuesday, April 13, 2021
This has arrived safely in Switzerland where I will be waiting for another month... first vaccination soon, the second one scheduled for the middle of May. I'm not sure if this is now the end of a ray or if it returns to Kiki? At anyrate I am happy to have more reading material here in my temporary lodgings. Thanks so much for sending and for making this available.

Journal Entry 7 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Sunday, April 18, 2021
Here as a bookcrossing ring or ray (still need to clarify that), I actually quite enjoyed this as opposed to Kiki66 who made it available and was somewhat less enthusiastic.
I found the actual concept of a travelling journal intriguing and daring - the use of full names seemed really brave to me, and although they are almost all based in the same neighborhood, the notebook does make its way to Thailand (and back).
Ironically I once stayed on an island which this one reminded me of, except ours didn't have a post office or a town, basically just bungalows, a dock, a diving school and a restaurant. Nonetheless, I found myself envisaging that place during the whole time Hazard was there.
So although I didn't particularly identify with any of the characters, I was won over by the idea of a sort of journal serving to bring people together. I was amused by the irony of the authenticity as exposed at the end.
I was glad to have had the opportunity to read this.

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