The Constant Gardener

by John le Carré | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0340821175 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cnfotp on 1/21/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by cnfotp on Saturday, January 21, 2006
I bought this in a charity shop in 2005, before the film had come out. I also bought a copy for my Mum for Christmas as she is a big Le Carre fan.

Journal Entry 2 by cnfotp on Thursday, January 26, 2006
This was a pretty good book, although I did have higher expectations (not sure why...). The plot was thrilling, though a little predictable. (But I say that about most books!) Overall I would recommend it as a good read.

I think I will offer it up as a ring. Watch this space..

Journal Entry 3 by cnfotp on Monday, February 06, 2006
I think I'm going to offer this up as a ring, so here is a bit more info (from the back cover)...

Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, The Constant Gardner is a profoundly moving story of a man enobled by his wife's tragic murder, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism.

"Le Carre poses deep spiritual questions about the damage [the human race] has done, and continues to do, both to the planet and to itself. He does so in a page-turner which reminds us that the master storyteller of the Smiley books has lost none of his cunning"


(This is not a film tie-in copy, if that makes any difference to anyone...)

Journal Entry 4 by cnfotp on Monday, February 13, 2006
The list has been finalised and hopefully the book will be in the post tomorrow. I'll come back and edit this journal entry once the book is moving.

Here is the list of participants...

j4neyo (UK)
PinkManager (Greece) <- it's here :)
criminologeek (Malaysia)
Karenlea (US, CA)
dospescados (US, NY)
shpriz1 (US, NY)
LisaGriffith (US, MS)
back to me...

I posted the book to j4neyo 15th Feb 2006. ~~Safe travelling vibes~~

Journal Entry 5 by j4neyo from Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Received safely yesterday!
Looking forward to reading this book.

Journal Entry 6 by j4neyo from Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 24, 2006
Didn't live up to expectations but still a good read.

Posted to PinkManager in Greece yesterday.

Journal Entry 7 by PinkManager from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Sunday, April 02, 2006
Arrived yesterday,but I had a problem with my connection.Thank you j4neyo!I'll try to read it as fast as I can although I've got some rings before this one.

Journal Entry 8 by PinkManager from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, May 29, 2006
I'm very close to the end.Sorry for the delay but there were other rings,exams for a certificate and now Final Exams at school..I work really hard this period.

Journal Entry 9 by PinkManager from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, June 26, 2006
I've already finished it and PMed to criminologeek.I had forgotten to journal!Thanks cnfotp for organising this ring and sorry for the delay..I enjoyed the book,the style of Le Carre and the characters,although the story was not very special..Everyone:kisses from Greece!

Journal Entry 10 by criminologeek on Sunday, September 10, 2006
Caught the book.
Thanks.

Journal Entry 11 by criminologeek on Saturday, April 21, 2007
Mailing the book to the next reader as soon as I get the mailing address.

Journal Entry 12 by criminologeek on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Posted the book to Karenlea.

Journal Entry 13 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Caught!!! I have three rings ahead of it, but I should be able to start it within the next week. I also want to add that it arrived with the coolest postage stamps from Malaysia. I actually kept the wrapping to show people. Thank you for sharing!!!

Journal Entry 14 by Karenlea from Glendale, California USA on Saturday, June 16, 2007
My first Le Carre novel and I completely enjoyed it. I don't know if I would have been interested in reading it, if I had not seen the preview for the movie, which I still have not seen. I found it fast paced with an intriguing premise. It maybe could have been about a hundred pages shorter.

Thank you to cnfotp for sharing. I am mailing it out to the next reader this morning.

Journal Entry 15 by shpriz1 from Clifton, New Jersey USA on Sunday, July 01, 2007
Got it...Thanks...

Journal Entry 16 by LisaGriffith from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Got it! Thank you shpriz1.

Journal Entry 17 by LisaGriffith from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, October 07, 2007
I enjoyed reading this book better than watching the movie. Thanks for sharing cnfotp!

It appears I'm the last person on the ring...and have contacted cnfotp for an address but not heard back. I hope I'm not being relegated to spam mail! I'll try again and hope to hear back.

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No response from cnfotp! I'll hold onto the book until I hear what to do with it.

Journal Entry 18 by LisaGriffith at Ironwood Pharma Book Swap in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/18/2009 UTC) at Ironwood Pharma Book Swap in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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