Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare : Book 1 in the Saga of Darren Shan

by Darren Shan | Horror |
ISBN: 0316905712 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglmn60wing of Spotswood, Victoria Australia on 4/30/2006
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 30, 2006
A little bird told me you enjoyed vampire books, woosang. I hope you like this birthday gift!

"Darren Shan seems like your average boy--he likes playing football with his mates, passing notes in class and loves spiders. Then, one day, his best mate Steve gets tickets for a banned freak show and Darren starts experiencing things that no average boy would dream of. At the Freak show he sees a limb-chewing wolf man, a woman who can grow a beard in front of your very eyes, a snake boy and a goat-eating tarantula called Madame Octa. But what about the mysterious people in blue-hooded robes whose faces you never see? And is Mr Crepsley really a vampire?

Don't be deceived by the facetious tone of the narrator, this book will have you screaming out in revulsion and horror. Wrap yourself up in your duvets and get prepared to be scared. This is outrageously gruesome:

Anyway, that's enough of an introduction. If you're ready, let's begin. If this was a made-up story, it would begin at night, with a storm blowing and owls hooting and rattling noises under the bed. But this is a real story, so I have to begin where it really started ... It started in the toilet.
Cirque du Freak is Darren Shan's first novel and the first in a series highlighting Darren's adventures and misadventures. You'll be baying for blood if you miss out."

Journal Entry 2 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, May 06, 2006
How lovely! These books arrived on my Birthday (The 4th) and made a hard day much brighter. Thank you so much.

Journal Entry 3 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 08, 2006
A Book ray!! Enjoy everyone and remember I have LOTS of vampire books for rings. Feel free to ask. I update the page regularly. Woosang's Continuous Bookrings

Book Ray

CheriePie (USA) Book on its way to here
wss4 (Florida)
Margih (Europe)
MinervaBCN (spain) (Last, First to ask)

Journal Entry 4 by woosang at RABCK in -- Controlled Release, New South Wales Australia on Monday, May 08, 2006

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Journal Entry 5 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, May 18, 2006
Thanks Yvonne! This looks like an interesting book, and I'm looking forward to checking it out. :) I might be a tad longer than a month with it as I've got a few other rings and promised books here to catch up on.

Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, June 10, 2006
I really liked this book. It's considered a teen book so it was a really quick read, but in the same sense, also hard to put down, so I whipped through it in just a day. I'd love to read the rest of this series.

Darren and his friend Tommy go to a secret freak show that's come to town... and that's only the very beginning of everything that's to follow...

I've PMed margih for her address and will get this in the mail to her shortly (and update this entry when I do).

UPDATE 25-JUN-2006: With woosang's permission, this book is taking a slight detour through the US before heading back to Europe. Both SandDanz and wss4 are collecting and reading this series and neither has read book 1 yet. So I'm sending this off to SandDanz in Indiana on Monday, June 26th, who will then send it on to wss4 when she'd done, and then wss4 will send it on to Margih in Finland. Thanks Yvonne, for letting me make sure all my other book pals get to read this first in the series.)

Sent to SandDanz on 26-Jun-2006 via First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9101010521297199911486.

Journal Entry 7 by SandDanz from New Albany, Indiana USA on Thursday, June 29, 2006
It arrived today! :) I'll be starting it as soon as I finish my current read. :)

Journal Entry 8 by wss4 from Branford, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
This book arrived today! I have been waiting to get it and can not wait to read it. My 12 year old dd started this series and has read the first three books. She kept telling me that they were good and that I should read them, but with a TBR mountain that fills two large bookshelves I sent them on without reading them.

I then got involved in a conversation with cherie and sand about these books and decided that maybe I should read them.

So I am thrilled to have been allowed to pop into this bookring. I will put this book at the top of my TBR pile and get it moving again ASAP.

Journal Entry 9 by wss4 from Branford, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Finished this book last night. It was a quick enjoyable read. It is a bit juvenile, but that was to be expected since it is geared towards kids. I kept finding myself trying to figure out Darren's age. lol Not sure why it matters to me but it seems to mean a lot. I found the ending to be a bit disturbing but overall a nice read. Looking forward to reading more in the series. My dd says that 'Tunnels of Blood' was the best so far. (She has read the first 4).

Will be mailing this on to Margih as soon as I have a mailing address.

Thanks again for allowing me to join this ring.

Journal Entry 10 by wss4 at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 08, 2006

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Sending to Margih via Surface Mail. I hope that you enjoy it. Happy Reading!!!

Thanks again for including me in this ring. I was introduced to a wonderful series that I have completely enjoyed!!

Journal Entry 11 by Margih from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I received the book today, thanks :)

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