Catch Me When I Fall *BOOKRING*

by Nicci French | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0718145216 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KVI-716666 on 2/11/2005
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by KVI-716666 on Friday, February 11, 2005
This ring is closed!

Journal Entry 2 by E-mile from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Ja daar is 'ie!!! De nieuwe Nicci French.
Heel benieuwd hoe 'ie is. Heb nog niet eerder een NF in het engels gelezen...
Ik ga er zo snel mogelijk aan beginnen.

Bedankt croixdeguerre!!

Journal Entry 3 by E-mile from Almere, Flevoland Netherlands on Saturday, May 21, 2005
Don't know why, but for some strange reason I can't seem to get through the book. And since I saw that is has been here for a long time already, I decided to stop reading it and sending it to the next in line.....

Thanks Croixdeguerre for sharing this book; I'll let you know if I want to read it again at the and of the ring...

Journal Entry 4 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 26, 2005
Received from E-mile at today's BC meeting in Castricum. Can't wait to start reading. Thanks for ringing this one, croixdeguerre!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 11, 2005
I have read quite a few Nicci French novels over the years, but either this is the worst novel they ever wrote or I have definitely outgrown the genre.
In the beginning it is very hard to keep reading as the protagonist (Holly) is highly unlikable and you feel that all the bad things that happen to her are her own fault, so she should live with the consequences of her actions. But gradually it becomes clear that there is a reason for her behaviour. I suspected this way before the authors mentioned it, but okay, maybe now it would get interesting. Well, it didnot and the end is highly unsatisfactory. Where the heck do you find a friend like this Meg? She should get the Nobel prize for unselfishness! Meg, Todd, Charlie and Naomi are implausible, one-dimensional characters. Sorry I cannot be more positive.
Maybe the next reader totally disagrees with me.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Book is on its way to Digimike.

Journal Entry 7 by Digimike from Beekbergen, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, July 16, 2005
Ontvangen! Bedankt voor het toesturen Suzy26!

Journal Entry 8 by Digimike from Beekbergen, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, August 04, 2005
Well, Suzy26, I totally agree with you! I have read better novels of Nicci French... It took a while before I was moved by the story, so the first half of the book I read very slowly (a few pages a time). However, after a while I wanted to know what would happen next and I read the second part of the novel in one evening. I think Nicci French wanted to experiment with psychological diseases and change in 'right' and 'wrong' (the 'good' and 'bad' guy are the same persons in this novel while in other novels often there is one bad guy, who is only bad), but I think they need some more practice on this experiment...
But I am glad I read it. Thanks, Croixdeguerre for sharing it! As soon as I receive the address of Lot12, I will send the book to her.

Journal Entry 9 by lot12 from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, August 12, 2005
De tweede ring uit huize croixdeguerre die deze dag door mij gejournalled wordt. Ik ben benieuwd naar deze French, ik heb er zoveel verschillende meningen over gehoord. De meest hilarische zijn twee passender titels voor dit boek van de HUMOboekensite: Vang me als ik in herhalingval en Vang me als ik tussen twee stoelen val. Ik ga eens zien. Dank voor het opsturen, Digimike en het mooie, gruwelijke kaartje.

Journal Entry 10 by lot12 from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, August 14, 2005
Nee, Holly Krauss is geen aangenaam persoon zo te lezen. Maar wel heel herkenbaar. Ik heb mensen in mijn omgeving (gehad) die er niet zo erg aan toe zijn, maar zeker zulke trekjes hebben. Ik vind het gedrag van Meg ook invoelbaar, een mengeling van zorg voor de ander om het zelfdestructieve tegen te gaan en de ander zo hoog hebben zitten dat je haar fouten niet wilt zien. Twee min of meer herkenbare persoonlijkheden in een boek dat precies op het goede moment kwam. Ik heb griep en dus behoefte aan lekker leesvoer. Het paste prima. Ik heb meer en minder negatieve geluiden gehoord over dit boek. Mij viel het erg mee, misschien door de conditie waarin ik verkeer of misschien doordat mijn verwachtingen behoorlijk laag waren.
Spannend vond ik het niet echt. Het probleem bij French boeken is altijd dat ze verteld zijn in de ik-persoon in de verleden tijd. Dan weet je al dat de verteller, meestal (of altijd?) een beoogd slachtoffer, het overleeft. Hier komt de spanning pas in de laatste 40 pagina's, als een soort nagekomen bericht. Het is veeleer een niet te moeilijk boek over ontsporen en vriendschappen on the edge.

Een laatste titelvoorstel: Volgens mij is een deel van Holly's karakter te omschrijven als geweldige angst om bij andere mensen niet in de smaak te vallen en daarbij teveel ballen in de lucht willen houden. 'Vang me als ik tegenval' was ook een mooie Nederlandse titel geweest.

Op naar de volgende lezer als ik beter ben.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, September 03, 2005
I will start reading this book as soon as I finish my current book. Looking forward to it, but I fear it might just be more of the same...

Thanks Lot12! Good guess on the address.

CAUGHT IN GOUDA ZUID HOLLAND NEDERLAND

Journal Entry 12 by mumtotwins from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I realise that my last entry was anonymous. Oops!

***POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW***

I did not like this book very much. It was very contrived. The heroine was very unlikeable (and stupid!). Even though she's supposed to have a mental illness, I found it hard to believe that anyone would let their live get so out of hand.

Not up to their usual standard.

Journal Entry 13 by Hellehond from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Although the entries are not very promising, I'm looking forward to read this book. Thanks, mumtotwins, for sending it, and Croixdequerre for ringing.

Journal Entry 14 by Hellehond from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Very good story about someone with a bipolar disorder. I enjoyed every page of it. The main characters where convincing and 'round'. The suspense in this novel is less important than other Nicci French Novels, it's more like a psychological novel.
On to Caprilaser with it.

Journal Entry 15 by caprilaser from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, November 05, 2005
Just received this book from Hellehond - thank you! Looking forward to a bit of escapism!

Journal Entry 16 by Piggeldy from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, February 11, 2006
Wow! It arrived here exactly one year after its registration ;-) So looking forward to read it, but I'm afraid it'll have to wait some weeks or even months :-(((

Edit, August 5th: I started reading the book today (finally).

Edit, August 13th: Had to pause reading due to another ring with 29 readers waiting :(

Journal Entry 17 by KVI-716666 on Monday, September 25, 2006
well, after a long, long journey the book finally reached home ;-) Thanks everybody for your comments and taking care. The ring is closed now.

Journal Entry 18 by KVI-716666 at Pathé Arena in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, August 24, 2008

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