The Dead Heart

by Douglas Kennedy | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0349106452 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Suureal of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 4/8/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Friday, April 08, 2005
That dumbshit map. I’d been seduced by it. Seduced by its possibilities. that map had brought me here… that map had been a serious mistake.
The map in question is of Australia, stumbled across in a secon-hand bookshop by American journalist Nick Hawthorne, en route to another dead-end hack job in Akron, Ohio. Seduced by its wilderness, all that nothing, Nick decides to put his midlife crises on hold and light out to the ultimate nowhereness …


A brilliant book!!!

Journal Entry 2 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
This book's going to travel around the world!


- uk (Caro1)
- uk (flowergirl68)
- usa (cougmax)
- australia (amberC)
- australia (catsalive)
- australia (mummafour)
- louise25 (New Zealand) (no reply)
- switzerland (sternschnuppe) (not interested anymore)
- france (Icila)
- switzerland (sunneschii)
- uk (d-o-m)

- want to join too?

- back to me!

Journal Entry 3 by Suureal at on Friday, June 10, 2005
RELEASE NOTES:

The journey of this bookring started ;-) Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by Suureal at on Friday, June 10, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (6/1/2005 UTC) at

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The journey of this bookring started ;-) Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 13, 2005
Arrived this morning with two interesting bookplates, a postcard (I love to see where people live) and an OBCZ bookmark for each reader! I have a couple of rings ahead of this one, but I'm a fast reader and I have a couple of long journeys in the next two weeks, so no problem. Thanks for sharing Diamondlucy, it looks an interesting read.

Journal Entry 6 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
I really enjoyed this book and almost made myself late for work trying to read just one more chapter before I got up! The mix of comedy and horror meant that one minute I was laughing out loud and the next feeling quite sick. In a couple of scenes I almost wanted to read with one hand over my eyes so I didn't get the full impact. Lots of fun, but you need a strong stomach! Thanks for sharing Diamondlucy.

Kangaroo cuts

Journal Entry 7 by flowergirl68 from Fleet , Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 01, 2005
This actually arrived a couple of days ago, but I've only just found time to journal - sorry about that. I am starting on this straight away.

Journal Entry 8 by flowergirl68 from Fleet , Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 01, 2005
I had the afternoon to myself and managed to get through this. I really enjoyed it! I agree with Caro1 about needing a strong stomach. The nightmarish quality had my heart thumping, but the splashes of black humour ensured that I kept reading. I will certainly be looking out for his other titles. Thanks DiamondLucy for the opportunity to read this.

Have pm'ed cougmax for their address.

Journal Entry 9 by flowergirl68 from Fleet , Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Sent off to cougmax today.

Journal Entry 10 by cougmax from Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, July 11, 2005
Arrived today!
Thank you, diamondlucy for the gorgeous bookmark! I love postcards and bookmarks. It was a tough decision, but I decided to keep an orange one.
I am excited to get into this book.

Journal Entry 11 by cougmax from Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, July 18, 2005
Oh my gosh!! This book is terrible scary! I was on the corner of the couch, freaking out...reading the last couple of chapters! The suspense was crazy. What a crash ending! The writing was amazing. I was really scared and horrified for the guy. It was hard to root for him from the get-go, being such an "I don't care, whatever" kind of guy. But, when his life hit a brick wall, you instantly felt for him.
Like nothing I have ever read before. I am surprised this hasn't been more critically acclaimed. I would like to read another one of Kennedy's books.
Thanks for putting on the bookring diamondlucy! I love the bookmark...and never want to see the cuts of a 'roo again!!! Will pass on this book now to amberc.

Journal Entry 12 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, October 17, 2005
1 of 7!! bookrings received today. it looks good.

Journal Entry 13 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, November 02, 2005
i liked the 2nd half much better than the first. all the inaccuracies in the first half had me screaming with frustration and asking the book if Douglas Kennedy had ever been to Australia, especially the top end, or done ANY research before writing this.

for the non-aussies.... Broome is not east of Darwin. to go to Broome from Darwin you go south until you come to the major town of Katherine, then you turn WEST.
...... Australia doesn't have villages and hamlets, it has towns and cities.
....... a local would not be wearing his hat in a pub in Halls Creek. the hat sitting on the bar near him would be an akubra, not a stetson.
........ if Angie managed to drive from Broome to outside Kalgoolie in 3 days she was driving a LOT faster than 60.
.......and if there was a 'dead heart' of Aussie it wouldn't be on the west coast, which is where Broome is.

i enjoyed the 2nd half, that was more beleivable.

thankyou for sharing Diamondlucy.

Journal Entry 14 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I received this book today & I couldn't stop myself from getting stuck right into it. Thanks, amberC.

Journal Entry 15 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, November 11, 2005
I'll forgive all the errors about Australia because it was such an entertaining read. What a scary situation to be in. The whole thing is, of course, highly improbable, but not completely impossible. Thanks for the laugh DiamondLucy, and the bookmark. I'll post this to mummafour on Monday.

Posted 15/11/5.

Journal Entry 16 by mummafour from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Friday, November 18, 2005
Received today thank you Dimondlucy for the bookmark. I will start reading this tonight!

Journal Entry 17 by mummafour from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, November 20, 2005
I really enjoyed reading this book.I spent all weekend on it because once I started I couldnt stop.The story was great it had some really scary moments then it had me laughing out loud!! Thank you Dimondlucy for sharing this book!

Have pm'ed louise25 for their address

Journal Entry 18 by mummafour from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, December 01, 2005
I posted this book to sunneschii this morning. lcila asked to be skipped!

Journal Entry 19 by Sunneschii from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, December 08, 2005
The book arrived today here in Zurich!!


Thank you for sending, mummafour!!!



Journal Entry 20 by Sunneschii from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Although I stumbled upon the strange geography, I really liked the book. I read it all yesterday (or today morning ;-)), and I overslept today!

But the story was really scary, especially as I had no idea what I'm going to read. The book arrived here, and I didn't even know that I was on the list for the ring! But that was a great surprise!:-)

Journal Entry 21 by tagesmann on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Received today.
I have another BC to read before this and after the book I am currently reading. The holidays will slow medown a bit but hopefully I should be able to start this in the new year.

Journal Entry 22 by tagesmann on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Absolutely brilliant. A very funny book that if I caould have got away with it I would have read in one sitting.

Journal Entry 23 by tagesmann on Sunday, January 08, 2006
On its way hometo Diamondlucy.
I have included all of the postcards and some of DiamondLucy's bookmarks. And I have added a BookTowel (my bookmark of choice) for Diamondlucy.

Thanks for a great ring Diamondlucy.

d-o-m

Journal Entry 24 by Suureal from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Monday, January 16, 2006
The book arrived safe again and is on its way to Linguistkris who will read it next :-)
Special thanks to d-o-m for that lovely booktowel! I had a yellow one and lost it and was desperately looking for one :-)

Thank you all for joining the ring!

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