Map of Bones - Int'l BOOKRAY

by James Rollins | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0060765240 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book-man-8 of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 4/29/2006
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, April 29, 2006
This is quite an incredible book! Of course, I just like the way James Rollins writes adventure thrillers. But this one is again going one step farther: one step farther than Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" AND one step farther than "Seven Ancient Wonders" by Matthew Reilly (an other of my bookrays - http://bookcrossing.com/journal/3635954 - you can still join...). It's a well balanced mixture of the present writing trends: litterally fusing the latest science findings with fiction, religion and ancient history. Not an easy task, but in these cases masterly done. I do not want to tell more about that story, but it is a fast read - you just cannot stop!

I make a BOOKRAY out of this one. Care to join? Just send a PM. The following Bookcrossers are taking part in this bookray:

"vexter" from Ljubljana, Osrednja Slovenija - Okolica Ljubljane in Ljubljana, Slovenia (EU pref.)
"Di78" from Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (UK, Europe)
"Mary-T" from Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (worldwide)
"lapin-blanc" from Paris, Ile-de-France, France (worldwide)
"terra57" from Hopedale, Massachusetts, USA (US, Canada)
"genielady" from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA (US / Canada)
"redhatbird" from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (int'l)
“Brookler” from Powell river, British Coplumbia, Canada (int’l)
“Catsalive” from Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia (Australia pref.)
"sgscarcliff" from San Francisco, California, USA (worldwide)
"terra57" from Hopedale, Massachusetts, USA (US, Canada) - back to her, as she couldn't read it at the time
"Magika" from Oslo, Oslo fylke, Norway
"FrizzleBot" from Nicosia, Cyprus
"bilbi" from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes, France (worldwde)

Released 13 yrs ago (5/22/2006 UTC) at Released by mail - controlled release in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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This bookray got the "green light"! It starts with "vexter" from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Journal Entry 3 by vexter from Ljubljana, Osrednja Slovenija - Okolica Ljubljane in Ljubljana Slovenia on Sunday, May 28, 2006
I received the book yesterday, started reading it today, and I'm loving it already! I hope I'll be able to finish it before bedtime tonight, because I don't think I could leave it unfinished and go to sleep!

Journal Entry 4 by vexter from Ljubljana, Osrednja Slovenija - Okolica Ljubljane in Ljubljana Slovenia on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I sent the book to Di78 today.

It's a great thriller, full of plot twists and turns, although there were so many of them that I was getting tired by the end. Or maybe it was because I kept reading late into the night, lol! There were also some plot holes that bothered me and minor discrepancies - why would an Italian woman be named Rachel? and her nonna speaks less-than-perfect Italian. But with this kind of books, you mustn't be too nitpicky, you have to let yourself be entertained. And that I was. :) I read the book in one sitting, annoyed at everything that dragged me away from it even for a minute. Thank you book-man-8 for this highly entertaining page turner!

Journal Entry 5 by Di78 from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Just arrived to Manchesterd. I'm just finishing another bring and I will started this one as soon as possible.


*** Just a little update: I'm going on holidays in the next few weeks and I will take this book with me. Sorry if I'm going to keep it for more then 1 month ***

Released 13 yrs ago (8/16/2006 UTC) at Grahamstown in A bookcrosser , -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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It's on his way to Mary-T thanks to my roomate! Really sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 7 by wingMary-Twing from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, August 26, 2006
Map of Bones just arrived... thanks Di78 :)
Since I have other rings to read as well - it might take me some time... but I promised to try to be fast... later more...

4.10.06
Sorry for taking the book so long now... I started to read it now and if it is OK I would like to finish it (might need about a week or so).
If someone disagree... please let me know and I will send the book on immediately.
Thanks for understanding.

11.10.06
The background information in the Davinci Code was more interesting for me.
Thanks for bookman-8 to include me into this book-ring and thanks for the patience as well! :)
The book will be send on tomorrow.

Journal Entry 8 by lapin-blanc from Bern, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, October 20, 2006
Thanks Mary-T for the book.
It has arrived this morning, but I won't be able to start it before next week as I have another book to finish!

Journal Entry 9 by lapin-blanc from Bern, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
It was an very entertaining book. One reads it like a movie script: a good plot, fast paced, religious artifacts hiding some physical findings, high-tech toys and really bad guys.
A real page-turner! I read it in two days. Thanks for this read book-man-8.

Map will be on its way to Massachusetts by tomorrow.

Journal Entry 10 by terra57 from Hopedale, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, November 09, 2006
Received today and will read asap. I have 2 other bookrings in front of it but I read quickly.

Journal Entry 11 by terra57 at -- By post or by hand -- in Hopedale, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, December 14, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (12/14/2006 UTC) at -- By post or by hand -- in Hopedale, Massachusetts USA

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Didn't get to read due to surgery but sent on to next person. Merry Christmas.

Journal Entry 12 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Thursday, January 04, 2007
It arrived safely, I started reading it and got so caught up, I forgot to journal it! I'll be finished in a few days and will PM the next person. Thank you book-man-8. I'm hooked on James Rollins now!

Journal Entry 13 by Genielady from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia USA on Sunday, January 28, 2007
What an exciting thriller! I now need to know more about all the things mentioned in the book. I'd love to see it made into a movie. Mailing off to redhatbird in Canada.

Released 13 yrs ago (1/26/2007 UTC) at for a bookray in to a fellow bookcrosser, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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In the mail to redhatbird - enjoy!

Journal Entry 15 by redhatbird from New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Monday, February 05, 2007
Just received today, I am still reading a rabck so will get to it as quickly as possible... I am looking forward to it... :)

Journal Entry 16 by redhatbird from New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, February 24, 2007
I am probably grading this higher then I should but this was a much better story then Sandstorm (as good as that was). Once again Sigma force is out and about in the world and with a little church intrigue, nasty, nasty villians and a love story. I have to wonder with all the action and adventure if Rollins puts the love connections in to appeal to us women folk. I enjoyed the historical references and the globetrotting makes me wish I had the time to get out of here and go travelling. I hope the next in line enjoys the book as much as I did.

Journal Entry 17 by redhatbird at by mail in by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 09, 2007

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Released by mail and sent to Brookler. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 18 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 12, 2007
Received today in the mail. Thanks so much, looks good.

Journal Entry 19 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Monday, April 02, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. It's very exciting, very entertaining, and gives an intriguing twist to the old legends of alchemy. Makes me want to delve more into the science of it all!

Journal Entry 20 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, April 05, 2007
Mailed today to Catsalive in Australia, by surface mail. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 21 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, June 07, 2007
Thanks, Brookler. This book is tired after its long swim from Canada so I'll let it have a wee rest on my shelf before I get stuck into it.

Journal Entry 22 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Not a patch on Amazonia, this book didn't grab me at all. I don't know if it's because I've read too many similar books over the last year - religious symbology, hunt the ancient treasure, shoot-em-up - or it was just this book. It did not raise even a single thrill. In fact, I skimmed a large amount of it because I was bored with all the detail & the characters.

Thanks book-man-8. I await sgscarcliff's address.

Journal Entry 23 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Posted surface mail to sgscarcliff today.

Journal Entry 24 by wingsgscarcliffwing on Monday, August 20, 2007
This book arrived nice and safe. I will read and send on its way

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