You Shall Know Our Velocity

by Dave Eggers | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 014101346x Global Overview for this book
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 8/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Bought from Buecher Brocky in Zurich, an enormous and fantastic second hand bookstore :-)

Journal Entry 2 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, September 2, 2005
From back cover:
"Will and Hand are burdened by $38,000 and the memory of their friend Jack. Taking a week out of their lives, they decide to travel around the world to give the money away. They can't really say why they're doing it, just that it needs to be done. Perhaps it's something to do with Jack's death - perhaps they'll find the reason later. But as their plans are frustrated, twisted and altered at every step and the natves prove far from grateful to their benefactors, Will and Hand find that the world is an infinitely bigger, more surreal and exhilerating place than they ever realised. In fact, it's somewhere to get lost in...

This book seemed to please and frustrate me in equal measures. I liked the basic concept, of travelling almost hapharzadly for a week and trying to give their money away. But at the same time, I was frustrated by their naiivety and american-ness! The story flicked between their adventures during the week, and looking back to the tragic death of their friend Jack. The sense of grief pervades much of the book, but there is a positive ending to their travels.

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, September 8, 2005
This book will be released tomorrow as part of the "Captain" Michael Channer Release Challenge

Dieses Buch wird am 9. September 2005 in Erinnerung an meinen Cousin Michael Channer (01/04/80 - 09/09/04) freigelassen. Michael arbeitete letztes Jahr als Pilot in Zambia, als er durch einen tragischen Unfall ums Leben kam. Seine Familie und seine Freunde vermissen ihn sehr.

I bought this book for Michael's Challenge because it's about travel, giving generously, spontaneity, serendipity, and the loss of a friend.

Journal Entry 4 by nice-cup-of-tea at Teddy Summer 2005 in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, September 9, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (9/9/2005 UTC) at Teddy Summer 2005 in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland



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9th Sept 2005

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