Girl in Times Square

by Paullina Simons | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007118929 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KrazyBlonde of Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on 6/23/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by KrazyBlonde from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 23, 2005
Some of the blub from the cover...

From a master storyteller comes a heart-wrenching, magnificent and unputdownable novel.

Couldn't have said it better myself really.

Journal Entry 2 by KrazyBlonde from Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, June 04, 2006
On it's way to one of my fav people from fun and games. Hope you enjoy my friend x

Journal Entry 3 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, June 16, 2006
Yay! Arrived today - thanks so much KB *mwah*

Journal Entry 4 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Thursday, July 20, 2006
I found this was a totally engrossing and unique novel - though I felt like it took me forever to read it. The characters were all very real and so was the setting - I kept picturing the Detective Spencer, as Vincent D'onofrio from Law and Order! mmm ...

Thanks so much for posting it over KB!

Journal Entry 5 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Travelling down with me to the Australian Bookcrossing Convention in Adelaide.

Journal Entry 6 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, November 16, 2006
Couldn't resist picking this up at the Breakfast swap on the last morning of the Adelaide Convention even though I already had 19 books to take home with me. Mr Qantas is so mean with his baggage allowances - there should be special dispensation for booklovers.

This book has been on my mental wish list for a long time now - I could never find it on anyone's availalbe lists because I spelled Paullina's name with only one 'l'.

I'd like to think that people reading this JE will think about coming to our NZ BC convention next February. Please check out our website for details.

http://www.freewebs.com/nzbxingconvention2007/


Journal Entry 7 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, December 21, 2006
Not sure what first made me put this book on my wish list but am very glad indeed that I picked it up in Adelaide.
For me it has been a not-put-downable book totally disrupting my Christmas card responsibilities and my sleep patterns.

Lily Quin - personalised by her image and painting of "The Girl in Times Square", an ikon of her times, broke, struggling to finish college, pay her rent and find love. As the words on the back cover say she's "...adrift in bustling New York City, the most interesting things in Lily's life happen to the people around her."

So many themes and personalities swim through this story; Spencer Patrick O'Malley, hard-headed, dedicated cop whose passion is tracing missing persons; Dr Larry DiAngelo, a compassionate oncology specialist determined to do his best for his patients; Lily's grandmother, a very special person in her life. So the list continues including special friend Amy, politician brother Andrew and Lily's somewhat disfunctional family, each impacting directly on her life in their various ways.

There are mini themes of alcoholism, anarchy, persecution of Jews during WW II in central Europe, hunting a murder suspect, the dreaded "C" word and its debilitating treatment, love, and over it all lies and deception. So much all neatly interwoven in a plausible way.

Before I was even halfway through this rivetting read I just had to purchase a copy for our daughter for Christmas.

Journal Entry 8 by Sherlockfan from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, January 08, 2007
Planning to take this to the Wellington Meet-up this evening. If no one is interested in it I'll bring it ome and release at the convention next month. Lovely book.

Our daughter also loved the copy I bought her for Christmas.

Journal Entry 9 by jennannej from Coronado, California USA on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
This book was recommended to me at the Wellington Meetup tonight, so this was the first book I snagged to bring home. Just in time! because I was running out of reading material.

Journal Entry 10 by jennannej from Coronado, California USA on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The back cover blurb calls this an unputdownable book. It's true.

I picked this up last night at the meetup and started reading in bed. Three hundred pages later, at 3 a.m., I finally put it down for a bit of sleep. But I had finished all 601 pages by the time I'd had the book in my possession for 24 hours. Riveting.

I love the writing in this book. It seems so real. The characters at first seem normal, yet so many of their actions are incomprehensible. The story becomes more and more bizarre the farther you read. Definately reels you in.

Journal Entry 11 by jennannej from Coronado, California USA on Saturday, January 13, 2007
Passed on to my flatmate in Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand.

Journal Entry 12 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, August 28, 2008
I've yet to read it

CAUGHT IN WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND

Journal Entry 13 by tel8 on Thursday, August 28, 2008
That previous entry was me - i hadn't logged in and it still let me comment.
Found it in work bookcase. Now I know there's another Bxer at work.

Journal Entry 14 by tel8 at Dee St. in Island Bay, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, November 10, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (11/6/2008 UTC) at Dee St. in Island Bay, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Finally finished reading this book. Left it on thebus stop seat and it was gone when I came home. enjoy

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