The Ivory and the Horn

by Charles De Lint | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0812534085 Global Overview for this book
Registered by blum of Slough, Berkshire United Kingdom on 3/9/2005
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by blum from Slough, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Bought to release. However, having just read reviews of it on Amazon I may have to read it first. It's been given 5 out of 5 by the 6 people who have commented on it so far and it sounds absolutely wonderful.

Didn't get round to it, so rather than have it staring at me mournfully from the shelf I've decided to send it travelling as part of JeepACV's bookbox.

Journal Entry 2 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, May 22, 2005
Think I'll give this one a whirl!

Journal Entry 3 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, April 01, 2007
This book is in quite a delicate condition so needs to be cherished - I was reading it very carefully for fear of any pages coming adrift which, thankfully, they haven't.

The stories are short but intricate, a blend of reality, fantasy and otherworldiness. The characters weave throughout the stories, a couple of them hold all the others in a common bond. All the characters are special and one or two are endowed with magic or have some special power. There is a righting of wrongs in some of these stories and a caution that executing justice does carry a burden. The imagery is beautiful.


Journal Entry 4 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I have decided to send this book out on a bookray, posted to chirel yesterday.

Please journal the book as soon as you receive it, and again when you post it on. Participants are as follows:-

- chirel (Eur)
- RowanneM (UK)
- dragonfly4 (US)
- Shortride (US)
- mellion108 (US)

I hope you all enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by chirel from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Thank you platypussj. I was just thinking about this book today and then it arrived :)

I'm going to let my husband read the book first because I need to read two books that are due to another bookcrosser in about a week or so.


Journal Entry 6 by chirel from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, May 20, 2007
There's something about the way de Lint writes. I love the way all his short stories link together and still they all tell a very tight story.

It took me a while to realize that his writings are not too happy. Even he's happy endings tend to be more sad or melancholic tan pure happy. It's like in his world things are mostly bad and just occasionally OK. That's kind of depressing and that's also why I needed a whole week to read this book. I couldn't read more than a couple of stories per day.

Journal Entry 7 by RowanneM on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Recieved this one in the post today. I't going on my pile to read, I've on other book and then I'll get to this one...

Just finished this lovely collection fo stories... ahve Pm's the next person on the list for their address and will get this off in the post next week to them.

Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 8 by dragonfly4 on Thursday, July 26, 2007
This book arrived yesterday. It's next on my list, as soon as I finish Harry Potter.

Journal Entry 9 by dragonfly4 on Friday, August 10, 2007
The book is on its way to Shortride. Thanks to platypussj for sharing!

Journal Entry 10 by Shortride from Yuma, Arizona USA on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Book received. I'll start reading it soon.

Journal Entry 11 by Shortride from Yuma, Arizona USA on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Good collection of short stories.

On its way as soon as I get an address.

LATER: The book is on it's way.

Journal Entry 12 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thanks, Shortride, for sending this my way and thanks to platypussj for sharing. :) I love de Lint's writing and can't wait to start this one. Thanks!

Journal Entry 13 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, March 27, 2008
Arrived safely in my p.o.box today. Thanks mellion108 for posting it to Greece!

Journal Entry 14 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, August 29, 2008
I had intended to wild release this but haven't yet gotten round to doing so.

And last night I had the strangest of dreams, a Bookcrossing dream:
That I had lovingly restored the loose pages following some unusual technique, so that the repairs did not show and the book once again became as new. Of course in my waking state I don' recall how I managed this in the dream! There was some secret, but it was really simple.
Anyway, after fixing it up, I released the book. Then I heard from the person who caught it, and we eventually met in RL. We began a special relationship, all because of this book...

(The things one dreams of!)

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