The Tenth Circle : A Novel

by Jodi Picoult | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743496701 Global Overview for this book
Registered by TwiggySC1973 of Woodruff, South Carolina USA on 6/28/2006
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by TwiggySC1973 from Woodruff, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Excellent book and must share with everyone.

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Arrived safe and sound today. I have a few rings before it, but I'll keep it moving. Thank you!

Journal Entry 3 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 30, 2006
A difficult and interesting book. It felt like so much was going on with so many different people. I did read it quickly - it grabbed my attention. I was disappointed with the ending, not sure what I was expecting..... just not what I wanted (even though I had figured out the final twist).

Thank you for sharing. It will be on its way next week.

Journal Entry 4 by cougmax from Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, September 14, 2006
thanks for sending it lauraloo!

Well, I read the book in one night, coundn't sleep.
It grabs you, and its hard to put the book down, but once your done its a bit of a let down. Basically there are no happy endings for this one. I had a hard time supporting the young lady or her parents. Its seems like one bad decision, was just layered on another until the family was just falling apart. I did think the date rape drug was a very strange twist, Piccoult took a different angle with that. What was with the last part in Alaska? I thought that was weird and had little to do with the storyline. Was she turning a new leaf by taking care of the dogs? Why did Piccoult have her meeting a young man up in Alaska? I thought that was gross.
I am glad I read this instead of listening to the audiobook, I would have given up on the first cd!

will pm next bcer in ring!

Journal Entry 5 by cougmax from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
sending to morsie today!

Journal Entry 6 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Wednesday, October 04, 2006
This book arrived today. Thanks so much for sharing, Twiggy! I've read a number of Jodi Picoult's books and I'm eager to see what this one is like.

Aceofhearts is next in line so I'll be sure to finish the book before our next meetup in Oakville.

Journal Entry 7 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Thursday, November 02, 2006
I've read quite a few of Picoult's books -- Keeping Faith, Mercy, My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, Plain Truth -- and I have to say that The Tenth Circle is pretty typical of her work. There's a family filled with fairly well-drawn characters, there's stress and strain within that family, and there's an issue (I like to call Picoult's work "issue fiction").

What makes the book stand out from the other books in her oeuvre is the integration of the graphic novel into the story. The artwork by Dustin Weaver fits well into the novel, a segment at the beginning of each chapter, masquerading as a graphic novel that the father is working on during this tumultuous time in his life.

I liked Picoult's use of Dante and native culture in this book, but I wasn't terribly surprised by it because she's done something along those lines in some of her other books (most notably in Plain Truth and Mercy).

The quick and dirty review: One of her better books, but I wasn't blown away by it.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 05, 2006
received today at the Oakville Meet-Up

Journal Entry 9 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 10, 2006
I enjoyed the book as I do all of Picoult's books. The main issue of this beyond the obvious is about victims. Who are the victims? I think it boils down to everyone. Two family's lives are completely destroyed. The issue dealt with is definitely a current one and Picoult has definitely thought up some interesting twists

Journal Entry 10 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 19, 2006
mailed to Giz-Angel today

Journal Entry 11 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 02, 2007
arrived 5 minutes ago! I'd forgotten about this one so was a lovely surprise :-) I'll read this next and then send it on to Xeyra

Journal Entry 12 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 05, 2007
I thought this was one of Jodi Picoult's better novels - I read another one recently and I was worried I'd be all issue'd out, but I enjoyed it - partly because I have an Alaska fixation too :-) so thanks very much Twiggy for sharing this - I will PM Xeyra now and then send it on to her.

Journal Entry 13 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Arrived today. I have couple bookrings to read before this one but I'll try not to keep it too long. Thanks for sharing this book, Twiggy. I love Jodi Picoult's novels and I was looking forward to reading this one. And thanks for mailing this heavy hardback, Giz!

Journal Entry 14 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Sorry it has taken me so long to read this book but I've finally finished it a couple weeks ago (though I've yet to send this on its way... sorry!). The story was interesting, in a typical Jodi Picoult way, with strong characters, gripping and real storylines, and good writing. I really liked the integration of the comic book into the story and the parallels that could be drawn between that story and the novel.

I'll be mailing this as soon as possible to the next person in line.

Journal Entry 15 by bookmanu from Cascais, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Thanks for posting Xerya...and thanks for hosting TwiggySC1973. I received it yesterday and started reading it almost as soon as I took it out of the envelope. I was introduced to Jodi Picoult writing through Plain Truth which I enjoyed thoroughly.

Looking forward to this one. The comic book parts look interesting too.

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