Prodigal Summer: A Novel
3 journalers for this copy...
I REALLY enjoyed this novel! The characters were very well developed and although it's not clear in the beginning how all the characters tie in together, in the end, a complex, but realistic web is woven to show how their lives interact. Another Kingsolver work of genius!
Journal Entry 2
-- controlled release in -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, December 19, 2002
Released on Thursday, December 19, 2002
at Snail mail
in Another Bookcrossing Member, In the mail to fellow BookCrosser United Kingdom.
I am mailing this book to LeighBCD in London, England. I'm so excited that my book is going to travel across the ocean! :-D I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.
Journal Entry 3
on Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Just received from woodsroy. Hooray!! Thanks so much - I have wanted to read this for a long time. I will read it soon and keep it moving.
Journal Entry 4
on Friday, January 24, 2003
Not available for trade at the present time.
Journal Entry 5
on Monday, January 27, 2003
I have not enjoyed a book this much in a very long while - I really loved it. I finished the book on Saturday afternoon sitting in the window of a Starbucks across the street from the British Museum. I enjoyed the book so much that the first thing I did once I had finished it was to walk to Foyles on Charing Cross Road and buy another copy of the novel for my own collection. I am going to release this copy of the book into the UK book box which is shortly heading my way!
I don't know what it was that I liked so much about this novel but I think, above all, it was the evocation of nature and how people cannot divorce themselves or their lives from it. The characters were wonderful - I loved the chapters dealing with Garrett and Nannie's relationship the best. Deanna's story was rather frustrating - not surprising, really, yet still very poignant. I can't decide whether I love or hate Lusa!
I have a strong sense that the message of this novel is very profound but I have not worked out as yet its precise meaning. It is a book to savour and ponder on. Has anyone else picked up on the fact, for example, that the first and last paragraphs of the novel are virtually idenitical? I just love books like this, books that make you think and authors who take the time and trouble to plot their stories so wonderfully.
Anyway, I have blathered on too long about the book! In addition to buying myself another copy of The Prodigal Summer, I acquired two other Kingsolver novels to read - Big Mistake as I have a TBR pile as long as my arm but I don't care. Barbara Kingsolver is my new Anita Shreve! Thanks so much woodsroy for sending me this book - I would never have read it had you not sent me that PM asking about a book exchange!
Journal Entry 6
-- Controlled Release in -- By post or by hand --, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Released on Tuesday, February 04, 2003
at Sent to a bookcrosser
in Royal Mail, City of London, England United Kingdom.
Sent to xwastrelx in the UK book-box. I love this book and I would like to share it with more people.
Found in UK Bookbox - thanks! i'm really looking forward to reading this one, and will release it when I've finished.
Unfortunately I started this book while studying, and as it isn't the kind of book you can skip through, it's taking me ages to read!
It's a magical and original book, and I'm looking forward to giving someone else the pleasure of reading it.