Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

by Daniel Quinn | Philosophy |
ISBN: 0553375407 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 3/10/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, March 10, 2005
This is as nonfiction as fiction gets. About my fifth or sixth copy of this book, which should be read by everyone. Precisely the reason why I keep buying it and sending it out in the world.
Why things are as they are, in our culture, and how to change our vision.
We desparately need to.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, March 12, 2005
Now the book has been tainted by an intimate encounter with a red cabbage.
Nevertheless it is still a very important read. I will give it to Niana. Happy reading.

Journal Entry 3 by niana from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, March 18, 2005
Ishmael is by far the most intriguing, annoying, thought-provoking book I read in years. I got it on Saturday, started reading on Sunday, finished it Monday & have been thinking about it since. Could not even sleep much… ;-)
This book is bound to zoom round my head for a while. Thank you, Biba!

Journal Entry 4 by niana from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, March 21, 2005
When will I learn... *sighs*
When something makes me angry, usually there's something 2 learn. It's been a week, & now i'm seeing proof of Quinn's point all over the place.

For example, yesterday i watched a new national-geographic documentary on evolution, and suddenly i noticed all kinds of flaws i probably wouldn't have seen so clearly before reading Ishmael. They really did picture humanity as the sole purpuse & end-result of evolution (like it ends here - that's obviously just not logical but i just overlooked until now), & as king of the world, the "ultimate survivor". (Which explains conveniently why we are not very nice to our fellow animals.)
Somehow the line "humans and animals" became sort of funny btw...

Anyway, Ishmael & the documentary are both going to Papaver. I think she'll find it interesting!

Journal Entry 5 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, June 05, 2005
This Ish is back at home base. I will make sure it is being read soon again.

Journal Entry 6 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, September 29, 2005
This Ishmael copy was given to friend and fellow-bookcrosser Papaver, who wanted another friend to read it, too.

Journal Entry 7 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, January 08, 2006
And it has arrived back home again. I will read it now.

Journal Entry 8 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, March 15, 2006
... but first it goes to bookcrosser Qimp, who apparently has been looking out for it.

Journal Entry 9 by Qimp from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, March 17, 2006
Thank you very much for lending me this book, biba! Looking out for it is maybe a bit strongly put (as I still have a pile TBR's which I'd like to get through before moving to the beautiful city of Deventer next month), but I have heard about this book before, and it did indeed sound interesting. I am looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 10 by Qimp from Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, May 12, 2006
Finished reading Ishmael this morning. Thought provoking book.

I will send you a PM, biba, about bringing the book back. Thanks a lot for lending it!

As a coincidence, when I was at the Teylers museum there was an exposition of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn. This one was one that caught my eye:


Abraham casting out Hagar and Ishmael

Journal Entry 11 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Ismael is back home (and has been for a while) until it goes to a new reader...

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