Anansi Boys - US Bookring
18 journalers for this copy...
Order is as follows:
1. oldreader - USA - RECEIVED 11/22/2005
2. caligula03 - USA - RECEIVED 12/13/2005
3. abecedarian - USA - RECEIVED 01/24/2006
4. theredhead - USA - RECEIVED 02/20/2006
5. gothamgal - USA - RECEIVED 03/20/2006
6. CheriePie - USA - RECEIVED 05/20/2006
7. efs300 - USA - RECEIVED 06/20/2006
8. explorer1118m - USA - RECEIVED 07/06/2006
9. awakeagain - USA - RECEIVED 07/17/2006 (mailed on 07/24/2006)
10. knitwit - USA - received and mailed on
11. buffra - USA - received and mailed on
12. jherusalam - USA - RECEIVED 09/17/2006
13. rebeccaljames - USA - rec 12/7/2006- mailed WithoutWings 1/6/2007
14. ilove - USA (asked to be skipped
15. WithoutWings - USA - REC 1/25/2007 - last JE was 1/31/2007
16. VVilliam - USA (those first 2 letters are two V's not a W)- asked to be skipped for now.
17. Lane1088 - USA added 11/14/2006 - never received book and has not heard from WithoutWings.
18. msjoanna - NY, NY added 06/13/2007
I got another copy of this book and am combining my two lost rings. S
International ring at: Anansi Boys (International Bookring)
arrived yesterday.Have 1 1/2 to read ahead of this but moving along fairly fast.
Did not like the begining,although I cannot put my finger on the reason.Just something about it.Was great after the first couple of chapters and by the 1/2 way point I was hooked.Do not know where most of my sympathy lay,Fat Charlie or Spider.Every story of his is different yet good.want to read more.This was not as good as the prev 2 read,Will try to mail by Mon.
Journal Entry 4
US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 10, 2005
Released 13 yrs ago (12/10/2005 UTC) at US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
mailed out this morning.onthe wat to next reader caligula03, via media mail
I didn't like the first 35 pages or so. Gaimen takes too long to get the story set up. Things start to get intersting once Charlie learns about Spider. The little parables at the end of some chapters are worth skipping as well as they break the flow of the story.
Journal Entry 7
at on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Released 13 yrs ago (1/16/2006 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Mailing to abecedarian.
This just came as part of a book ring. And since Neil Gaiman is from the UK, I can count this towards the Olympic Challange too! Yayness!
What a great book! I'll have to look for more Gaiman titles now. Thanks for including me in this bookring. I'll contact theredhead, and get Anansi Boys ready for travel.
Sorry. I rec'd this the other day and forgot to log it. I have started it and it was just what I needed. I love Neil Gaiman. Sigh...
I loved this book. I have to disagree with the suggestion to skip the parabels. They really add flavor to the whole story and it makes it easier to understand who some of these people are and why they do what they do. I'll be sending this on soon. Thanks for letting me read it!
Journal Entry 12
on Monday, March 20, 2006
Just rec'd in the mail through a ring. I cannot wait to read it. I just read Neverwhere and I have American Gods, but there was just so much I heard about this one that I'll HAVE to read it before American Gods.
Received today. I've got a few other rings and promised rings ahead of this but should be able to get to it shortly. Thanks for sharing!
I don't think I liked this one as much as American Gods
... there seemed to be so much more going on under the surface in that one. Still, it was an interesting story nonetheless, even though it couldn't live up to it's predecessor. I found I didn't really endear myself to any of the characters: Spider was annoying and stuck on himself, Fat Charlie was a pathetic loser (until the end when he found his true self). I know I've felt the same way about characters in some of Gaiman's other books though, so that doesn't necessarily make them not a good book, just perhaps not as touching if it doesn't speak to a certain part of me....
This'll be on it's way to efs300 shortly as soon as I confirm he still wants it as I've already got his addy. :) UPDATE 12-JUN-2006:
Mailed to efs300 on Monday, June 12, 2006 via Media Mail.
Arrived yesterday, I have about 100 pages left in the book I am reading now (Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan), this book is next.
Finished this book this morning, and I really enjoyed it. I always enjoy reading a book that is a little different and the plot line of this book is rather unique. But it was Neil Gaiman's writing style that made this book a pleasure to read. I think I will add American Gods to my wish list as I would like to read more by this author. I have explorer1118m address and will get this book in the mail soon. Thanks to LyekkaMarengo for sharing this book with all of us.
Mailed today to explorer1118m
As soon as i finish my current book, i'll get to this one. I'll send it out next week.
Rec'd this bookring. Will start within the next two or three days.
I guess Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose work I find uneven. I very very much liked Neverwhere and American Gods but wasn't crazy about Stardust. I started this one assuming I would like it but it was a struggle from the start.
It's difficult for me (and I'm sure I'm not alone in this) to continue with a book when I just don't like the characters. I struggled through a few chapters but finally decided there is little enough time to read what I enjoy reading to spend time with a book I just don't like.
On it's way to knitwit.
Arrived safe and sound today. I shall begin reading it as soon as I am finished with my current book, American Gods, also by Neil Gaiman.
Thanks for sharing everyone!
I read this book immediately following American Gods and it sort of had an unitentional "companion piece" air about it. I think I ended up enjoying the book more since Anansi had been introduced in American Gods and there was a bit of continuity between the stories. Perhaps I wouldn't have found it so clever and inventive had I let the book sit around awhile. I'm looking forward to Gaiman's next offering.
Off to Buffra in wild and wonderful West Virginia tomorrow.
Caught it! (Sorry -- I guess I caught it a few days ago, as I'm halfway through it. Just didn't journal promptly!)
Done! PM'ing the next participant for an addy and then mailing out!
Thanks for the book! I'll read it when I can :)
I just received this book today. I have a couple of books before it. I will get to it as soon as possible.
I mailed this out to WithoutWings yesday evening. ilove asked to be skipped.
Got the book in the mail while I was on vacation. Finished it. It was excellent. I am emailing the next person in line.
VVilliam asked me to send to Lane1088 first and have Lane1088 send to VVilliam.... so I'm pming Lane1088 for address.
This was waiting in the mail for me today. I have two bookrings in front of this one but will step on it and read this as soon as possible. Thanks so much LyekkaMarengo.
This book is actually the one sent by WithoutWings. Thanks you so much. I plan to read this one and send the second book on its international journey.
msjoanna asked to be added to this ring. When you are done lane1088 PM her for her address. - Thanks.
Journal Entry 32
Post Office in Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Saturday, July 07, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (7/7/2007 UTC) at Post Office in Charlotte, North Carolina USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Placed in the mail to msjoanna. Will write more later.
This has arrived safely in NYC just in time for me to take it on vacation with me. I'll be traveling for the rest of July and will check back at the beginning of August. I'll almost definitely have finished this by the time I get back, so I'll check in then to find out where this book goes next.
I loved this book. I have American Gods on my shelf waiting to be read and I now cannot wait to start it. I think I've found a new author whose books I'll need to seek out. The writing was the sort of sarcastic irreverent humor that I've loved in Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut and the story was great. Thanks so much for including me as a last-minute addition to this ring.
Mailed back home today.
Received back safe and sound in Central, PA. I'm going to check with a few of the people on the international ring to see if they are still interested.
This one is going to the bookshelf at work, but may still be available, if no one has it out. Just PM me and I'll check.
Woo-hoo! A fantastic RABCK that came with one of the first sentences Virtual Book Box books. This was a complete surprise as it wasn't on my wishlist (I don't think--now I have to check ;-). I've loved all the Neil Gaiman I've read (Sandman & Coraline) and planned to read this eventually, so thanks LyekkaMarengo for the chance to read it! It will be well appreciated!