Eleanor Rigby

by DOUGLAS COUPLAND | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1582346410 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 10/29/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, October 29, 2005
I'm a *huge* Beatles fan, and have recently discovered Douglas Coupland...so this book had to reach my shelf sometime, a cheap charity find is a bonus :)

(18/01) Finished - review to follow

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
‘Liz Dunn – overweight, crabby, and plain – has nothing in her life but impending oral surgery…Her days are peaceful, if a little dull, until one day when a young man is admitted to the local hospital with Liz’s name and number inscribed on his medical alert bracelet: In case of emergency, contact Liz Dunn.’

As the blurb says, ‘...a haunting exploration of the ways in which loneliness affects us all’ – especially in a featureless city apartment block, a dead-end job, and a dysfunctional family. Liz ‘Eleanor Rigby’ Dunn is not quite ‘everyman/woman’ but she, like the rest of the human race, deserves and needs to dream, to have meaningful relationships and just a little bit of magic.

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan at on Friday, March 17, 2006

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Journal Entry 4 by LindyB28 from Acocks Green, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, March 18, 2006
I think this is one I will *keep* from the bookbox (where keep merely means hold onto until I've read it)...

Journal Entry 5 by LindyB28 from Acocks Green, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
This book completely absorbed me when I read it last week. It is beautifully plotted and the characters combine flawed humanity with enormous sympathy. I loved it!

Shall I take it to the OBCZ Tony!?!

Journal Entry 6 by abrokenstarr from Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 25, 2006
This one arrived in the post today... to a bit of confusion...

then, on further inspection I realised that it was a VBB entry. Interesting. Thanks LindyB!

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