The Blue Bedspread
10 journalers for this copy...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I am traveling on my way today to a very special someone who requested me, and waiting to share the secrets of long ago Calcutta under The Blue Bedspread....
A memorable book not to be forgotten soon.
I know of what secrets The Blue Bedspread keeps.
Unlike The God of Small Things, where the loose ends come together in the end, The Blue Bedspread does not propose a unified tale. In this sense, it is realistic and honest. The "stories" narrated here cannot evoke a coherent whole, a complete fictive universe - for memory, especially that of the narrator, is fleeting.
The painful past is best kept forgotten, and yet, the Brother feels a duty to recall as much as he can for the Sister's baby he is addressing. The past, the truth, comes back to him slowly, and is revealed to us gradually, triggered by images, words, sensations, all of which come throughout the duration of a single night, as he remains awake recalling, repeating, evaluating, transcribing.
Like the symbol of the blue bedspread, memory has become eroded by time, use, and washing. Yet there exists a persistent nostalgia for the love, hope and comfort enmeshed in the tattered and discolored fabric of the bedspread.
Please PM if you are interested, and include your mailing preferences. This will be an International book ray. I'll be adding to the list of participants here as soon as I hear from you.
1 map-maker (UK) ~ ships to Europe
2 deadendmind (Greece) ~ ships internationally
3 ThursdayN (Sweden) ~ ships internationally
4 [was Bulan-Purnama but asked to be skipped for time being]
5 infiniteTBR (USA) ~ ships within USA
6 azuki (USA)
7 Bulan-Purnama (USA)
~ ~ ~ ~ > Please make a journal entry when you receive the book.
When you are done reading, contact the next reader via PM for their address. Also, make another journal entry (or edit your first one) with your comments on the book.
Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy this.
***BOOKRAY IS COMPLETED*** Thanks everyone for participating!
On its way to map-maker.
Ed. 140606: sent on to deadendmind today, will journal properly tomorrow.
Thank you for the postcard map-maker!
The Blue Bedspread is a charming book, very poetic. It does not have much of a plot but that did not bother me. Instead, it is full of moments, many times magical, that give it its pace and its charm. It confused me at times, but after a while things got clarified. I liked that. It was like reading a dream. Moments, memories, other dreams, sounds and colors, people, alive and dead, all mingle wonderfully.
It was a quick read, although the book has a dreamy slowness. I liked it a lot and I'm glad I was given the chance to read it. Thank you okyrhoe.
I sent the book to ThursdayN today.
A dark, disturbing book in many ways, and a good read.
Sending it to infiniteTBR (Bulan-Purnama passes) today!
"We shall visit all these places; I shall hold your hand, open all those rooms that need to be opened, word by wordm sentence by sentence. I will keep some rooms closed until we are more ready, open others just a chink so that you can take a peek. And at times, without opening a door at all, we shall imagine what lies inside."
I readied myself for a beautiful book.
The author works magic with his pen. Many of his proses are painfully poetic. On the other hand, sometimes they are so disjointed I had a hard time piecing them together to form a story. The story that he wants to tell. Which certainly begs comparison to God of Small Things, where I too had some problem with the jumping back and forth in time. I guess it's just me.
This is certainly an accomplished work, I enjoyed it a lot, and thanks okyrhoe for sharing.
The book will go out today to Bulan-Purnama, where I understand it will rest a while after this long journey.
I am making this book into a..........
"RAY IT FORWARD"
Let me try and explain what a “Ray It Forward” is. More or less it is the lazy way for me to set up a common BookRay. Ordinarily a BookRay has a list of participants and it gets mailed down the line to the last person who does whatever they wish with the book. Well, I have no desire to maintain a list so this is what I figure. I’ll find the first person that wants this book and send it to them. I just ask that they pass the book along “BookRay” fashion when they are done with it.
If you are in possession of this book then please look for another BookCrosser to pass it to. Check the wish lists, the forums, a yahoo group, the BookRelay, or offer it at a meeting …whatever way you choose to pass it on is up to you. If it seems that no other BookCrossers want it then send it along its way as a wild release but this should be a last resort.
What are the advantages of Ray it Forward?
Time frame – I ask that you pass the book along in a couple months or so but because there is not a “waiting list” the time is a little more relaxed than a standard BookRay.
Shipping Preferences – Choose your own. If you need to post within your own country then do so. If you choose to send international that is great too. If postal costs are a problem right now then hand it to another BookCrosser at a meeting, release to an OBCZ, ask for postage from the receiver or find some other way to get the book in the hands of another BookCrosser.
***Please note that it would be polite to let the next person know that this is a Ray It Forward book before you pass it along to them so that they will know that they will be expected to pass it on in a couple months.
Less Stress – Please do your best to keep this book moving but I am going to try my hardest not to worry about it anymore as I send it into the world to be enjoyed by as many as is its fate.
Have a great BookCrossing Day!
Continuing its journey to a reader as rabck. Enjoy the book!
And Bulans got some marvelous creatures herself! I cant wait to delve into these, I am quite enchanted by eastern literature
cheers so much