11 journalers for this copy...
The OBCZ in the Copier Lounge (Room 108)
I've already read this one, but I have plans for it.
I was surprised to see that this is one of ThymeWaits' books when I typed in the BCID (I must admit that I stopped reading all the release alerts shortly after the deluge started).
Well, ThymeWaits, thanks again and I look forward to swapping more books with you.
- Please journal the book when you receive it and again after you’ve read it and are sending it on to the next person.
- Please try to read the book within 3 weeks of receiving it.
(I don't care if you need to keep the book for longer than 3 weeks, just let me know so I won't worry)
- Feel free to use the most cost-effective shipping method.
- PM or email me (there is a link from my profile) if you have any problems or questions concerning the ray.
- Enjoy the book!
1. kizmiaz (Portugal)
2. darjeeling (Portugal)
3. Elsita (Portugal)
4. conto (Portugal)
5. Libahunt (Finland)
6. Bulan-Purnama (US - Oregon)
7. mikopikotrain (Massachusetts)
8. mothertoboys (Rhode Island)
9. starrling84 (Virginia)
starrling84, after you’ve read the book you are free to do with it as you wish.
This is a beautifully written book and a very good story. It’s very powerful in the way it describes the characters and the changes they’ve gone through in this new model of society and at the same time leaves enough blanks to make the whole thing feel even more real.
The way Offred’s story gets an outside perspective in the end just takes the book to another level.
It was well worth the reading and it’s well worth thinking about it, after all something like what’s described here doesn’t happen out of the blue.
Personally I feel the main idea here is “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum”… ever.
I'll be sending it along later today.
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you and sory for this delay, it was for a good reason...
What can I write more about this story? You have to read it and I think it's one of those books that scares and makes people think...or not!
Thanks a lot, morsecode, for sharing it!
Happy New 2006 to all of you!
---> going to send this to conto, asap
Thanks Elsita, for sending it.
I'll start reading it today!
Thanks a lot Kizmiaz, for telling me about this book and making me want to read it. It really was worth it!
Loved the way the tale is told, back and forward, making us want to know how it all happenned, what led to it... makes us wonder and makes us think...
I guess I'll be thinking about this for a bit of time, no doubt.
And, of course, thank you so much morsecode, for letting me join this ray and for the opportunity of reading this book!
Sent a PM to Libahunt a few days ago and another one today... just waiting (and hoping) for a reply now, and will send it along as soon as I get the address.
17/01/2006 - Sent to Libahunt today by airmail!
All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.
It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.
And indeed, this is was creepy but good story. No wonder it's been praised.
Is this book still as chilling as it was 20 years ago when it was first published? Has it lost some of its power since we have evolved as a society? Or does the current social-policial state of the US bring new relevance to this story? Is this book a commentary on society, or human nature?
This is the second book I've read by Margaret Atwood and I pretty much felt the same way after reading the other book (The Blind Assasin)- way more questions tumbling around my head than answers or opinions. So inspite of the feelings of uncertainty/confusion, I am a big fan of her work and appreciate books that are truly thought-provoking.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On its way to mothertoboys! Travel safe!
On it's way to Starrling84.