3 journalers for this copy...
From the Regent booksale.
It's always tricky reviewing a book when you know the author, and I've known Patrick for years. It's even more difficult when the book is awful. Though I suppose it's quite an achievement to write a book that manages to be both totally pretentious and utterly crude at the same time.
Sorry Patrick, you're a nice person, but this is a dreadful book.
Journal Entry 3
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, October 17, 2008
Released 11 yrs ago (10/17/2008 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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Happy bookcrossing to the finder!
P.S. If you live in Christchurch, you might like to join us at our monthly bookcrossing meetups. For details, see the BCNZ Yahoo Group
Did you know that in April 2009, the World Bookcrossing Convention will be held in Christchurch? Check out the convention website
for more details.
Reserved for the 2009 Bookcrossing Convention.
I was handed this book by lyttletonwitch at the World Bookcrossing Convention. The author, Patrick Evans is a world renowned authority on New Zealand's "favourite and most unread author" Janet Frame. Professor Evans spoke at our Convention about Janet Frame and I had him sign this book for me.
Journal Entry 6
Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 18, 2012
Finally took this book off my shelf and started reading it. Emphasis is on "started" as I never finished it! I did get as far as page 103, which I think is a very adequate attempt. Crude is an appropriate description for this book, although I didn't mind the the literary handling of the interconnection of girlfriends past in the section Making it. I thought it was interesting that Cam kept imagining he was with Joy or Thelma or Barbara or Edna, when he was with one of the others.
However, I have too many books to bother any more with this one.
Journal Entry 7
Uncanvention 2012 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, November 16, 2012
Released 7 yrs ago (11/17/2012 UTC) at Uncanvention 2012 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book was set free to find a new reader and I'm glad you've found it!
If you're new to Bookcrossing, I hope you will take some time to explore this free and anonymous community and learn about what it has to offer. It would be great if you make a journal entry of some sort, maybe you could say where you found it (they don't always stay where they were originally left!) or what you think of the idea of travelling books.
You can keep it or leave it for someone else to find. And don't forget, if you join BookCrossing (it doesn't cost anything to join!) and make release notes (to say where you've left it, and when) next time it's journalled you'll hear from it too! Please feel free to send me a Private Message, by clicking on the name “meganh”, to ask for help with anything.