The Shipping News

by E. Annie Proulx | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0671510053 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 09, 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 Saturday, November 12, 2005
It took me a while to reallly get into this book. The plot and characters gradually got me really hooked, but the style and language didn't sit well with me.

For example:
-lack of verbs "The Aunt out for a look around"
-newspaper bylines "Dog farts fell family of four"
-funny use of tenses, but I can't explain why!

Having said all this, there were so many interesting themes in this book. Death, going to sleep, childhood. Loss, love and pain. I really enjoyed all the information about knots and shipping and maritime vocabulary. I'll be interested to see what the bookclub makes of it on Thursday!

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, November 18, 2005

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