Let the Dog Drive

by David Bowman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140237240 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Skyring of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 11/11/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, November 11, 2004
I'm registering this for the Australian Bookcrossing Conference.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 14, 2004
Picked up at the fabulous BC-AUS conference.

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, December 2, 2004
What an odd book! The cover blurb describes it as "Raymond Chandler merges with Gabriel Garcia Marquez", and that's about right - it's kind of a hard-bitten detective story, but incredibly self-referential and post-modern, with all of the weirdness of magic realism thrown in (which for some reason is so much weirder seeming when it's set in the USA - probably incredibly culturally biased of me, but magic realism just seems to "fit" so much better in India or South America).

Big question for the next reader: What is Orange Boy's real name? It took me until about 3/4 of the way through to realise that I didn't know (which makes the self-referential narrator as author stuff work so much better) - though oddly, I've just noticed that he *is* actually named in the cover blurb. Weird - I'm sure it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the text (I'm not going to re-read the whole thing to make sure, though!)

Anyway, I enjoyed large parts of the book, but wasn't so impressed by other parts (it seemed to get a bit too self-conciously clever at times), and overall by the end of it was starting to get a bit bored (hence the low-ish rating).

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, December 10, 2004
MrPloppy said he'd like to read this sometime, so I'll pass it on to him.

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Journal Entry 5 by MrPloppy from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, September 25, 2006
Oh goodie ... sounds utterly pretentious now i've read FutureCats journal of the book. Have absolutely no idea why i wanted to read this. Usually i have a pretty good reason. Anyway sounds utterly dire: "Raymond Chandler merges with Gabriel Garcia Marquez" ... urgghh ... gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. Oh and my goosebumps are named Timothy, Julian, Melissa and Tonya ... see i can do something resembling magick-realism too you know :-D

p.s. yes i know the goose-bump thing wasn't really magick-realism really ... unless you take into account that I, Timothy the Goosebump be writing this and i didn't exist until MrPloppy mentioned me above and that i'm a bit Spanish and stuff and i'm quite a magickal goose bump or so i'm told ... so there :-P

Released 8 yrs ago (7/15/2014 UTC) at University of Canterbury, History Building in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Left in the College of Arts waiting area on the 4th floor.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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