ISBN: 0099307200 Global Overview for this book
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As for this book's journey up to now, the evidence suggests that the book had at least three owners before being left aboard Kristina Regina. The first probably bought it for the recommended retail price printed on the back cover, £6.99. The book also has a price tag from an Oxfam charity shop on the back cover, £2.49, AND the faint traces of a now-erased pencilled price of £1.50 on the first page. Somehow the book ended up on a Finnish cruise ship (which caters mainly to Finnish passengers, but also takes internationals - our own cruise consisted of many Finns plus one New Zealander, two Australians, one American, one Canadian, and about a dozen Russians). I picked it up while we were moored off the coast of Iceland, and have now brought it back to my home in Finland.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'll offer this at the Kesäpäivät book buffet. If nobody takes it, I'm sure it'll be part of a mass release on Sunday.
And to think that this book was found on Kristina Regina. My brother and his wife have sailed many times on that ship and Iceland was the first place they ended to. In July they are cruising to Greenland. I hope that no icebergs will be sailing with them!
I guess I'll start to read the next one in the series quite soon.
It is a funny thing that this book was caught on Kristina Regina. I was on a cruise last April and I swapped a couple of books in the ship's cafe too.
Thank you for the book, Potok-fan!
This is my # 30 (100) in
"REDUCE MOUNT TBR 2011" Challenge arranged by Dove-i-Libri.
This is my # 27 in
"KEEP THEM MOVING 2011" Challenge arranged by Booklady331.
I was a bit confused by the multiplicity of characters in the middle of the book and I felt slightly annoyed but got it over with eventually and enjoyed the rest of the book. This was one of her better books.
EDIT to Kirjakko's entry: I have assumed Brennan's dog is chow mix. Not the original Chow Chow.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Onnea, olet löytänyt vapauttamani kirjan! Se on nyt sinun - voit pitää sen, antaa tuttavallesi tai vapauttaa edelleen. Kiitos kun ilmoitit löytäneesi kirjan! Mikäli haluat, olet tervetullut liittymään Bookcrossing.comiin. :)
Congratulations, you've found a book I released in the wild. It's yours now - you can keep it, give to someone you now or release it back in the wild. Thank you for letting me know you've found it! If you want, you're welcome to join Bookcrossing.com. :)
I hope the name is not an omen. I took two books from Kaapelitehdas, "I came, I saw, I lost My Luggage" by Peter Biddlecombe and this, The Fatal Voyage... Travelling fever, perhaps?
(Edit: I, too, have been to Iceland on Kristina Regina, in 2007).
Read the book, a bit far fetched plot and a bit too long all in all, but partly ok. Not perhaps the best of travel books, as it told about a plane crash and my trip started with a flight to Malaga... As a doggy person I wonder why the writer chose a chow of all breeds and repeatedly described its pink tongue as chows are the only dogs which according to their standard HAVE TO HAVE a blue tongue...
Left the book in the new library on Katarina. Not a bad ship either, but not as personal as Regina was. And on the second day our shower floated and smelled like a dead rat afterwards...
The weather has been lovely and Madeira was wonderful. I have found my very own saint, Antonio, the saint of misplaced things!
Edit: By the Azur islands the book had disappeared from the library.
Edit 2: And the smell did dissappear from the loo.
Edit 3: Comment to Niksu's comment: The dog described didn't have any typical temperamental characters chows have (they usually are like oriental people - calm, sullen even and not showing their feelings) and their tongue should be blue - so why choose to call the "thing" a chow mix? I'd say pure ignorance.