This Book Will Save Your Life

by A.M. Homes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1862079331 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jive-Monster of -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 1/30/2007
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 30, 2007
From Amazon:

'An uplifting story set in Los Angeles about one man's effort to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern day everyman; a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill, until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, "This Book Will Save Your Life" reveals what can happen if you are willing to open up to the world around you.'

Journal Entry 2 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 12, 2007
I'm reading this at the minute then it's off on a bookring. Below are a list of participants so far. I'll update with the final order nearer the time. The bookring is still open so it's not too late to add your name.

Ceroc-Monster (Intl)
safrolistics
house-elf dobby
kizmiaz (Europe)

Journal Entry 3 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I really did enjoy this book. I'm not sure why I seem so suprised whilst writing that, but I am. I don't analyse books while, or indeed after, I've finished reading them - I don't know what to put without sounding stupid, however, this book was different to all of the books I've read at least in the last 6 months.

I'm not sure if it's saved my life, but it's certainly made my life more bearable whilst being off work sick with a chest infection.

It's off on its travels now, Safrolistics - you're up!!

Journal Entry 4 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This is the mailing order - so far - for this bookring. It's by no means set in stone and it's still open if anyone wants to join.

Safrolistics
kizmiaz
conto
then back to me - it's home now

Looks like we have a bit of a BookSquare

ETA new participant

Journal Entry 5 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 18, 2007
Received in the post the other day, too full of flu to journal it at the time, and falling behind on my reading list due to the flu as well, so I've already got two books in front of this. But promise to get on with it as soon as my headache clears.

Journal Entry 6 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Monday, April 09, 2007
So firstly, sorry that I've taken so long with this book!
And secondly, I absolutly loved it, I wasn't sure at the beginning, but it defo gets better as it goes along, kept me interested right till the last page.
Just waiting for kizmiaz's addy, and then it will be off on it's travels again.

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Journal Entry 8 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, July 16, 2007
Just arrived from a short vacation to find this book waiting for me, thanks for sending.
I'll get to it soon.

Journal Entry 9 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, August 02, 2007
What a book!!!
Although simply written and with a strong humorous charge this book has a very serious subject. It deals mainly with relationships, the lack of relationships and opening up to the world outside our shell, but it also offers a brilliant description of L.A. and the lifestyles, not only of the rich and famous but also of the ones trying to make it and the screwed up ones.
In fact the description of the city is so vivid that you actually feel you’re there and after a while you get accustomed with the eccentric habits of the natives (which, by the way, are always restless and driving somewhere).
The characters are so lifelike that you can’t help feeling with them and share their laughter and frustrations.
What first drew me to this book was its title; I mean how can you resist such a daring title? And now that I’ve read it I think that the story it tells might no save your life but it’ll certainly make you revaluate your position in it.
Great plot, brilliant characters, amazing storytelling and some stone cold truths for you to chew on. Needless to say that I loved it and will recommend it to everybody, Bob Dylan’s cameo appearance was the cherry on top of the cake.
And about those donuts…well, maybe Homer Simpson is on to something that we’ve been foolish enough to disregard.

Journal Entry 10 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, August 19, 2007
Finally with me, after a week failing to meet kizmiaz...
I must say I don’t think I would ever feel curious about a book with such a title, but with kizmiaz saying it’s a ‘must read’ there can’t be any doubt! And now, just after reading the JE... I’m glad I joined the ring.
Thanks a lot, Ceroc(Jive?)-Monster for this chance. Will journal it again as soon as I’m done.

Journal Entry 11 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And I am done!
Well, I won't give it a 10 but I did like this book a lot. I wasn't expecting anything in particular but given the previous reviews I was expecting a lot. It didn't disappoint but...
It has some great stuff within and it gave me some serious donuts' craves!! (which I bravely resisted)

Thanks a lot for letting me join and for the opportunity to get to read this one, Jive-Monster, and thank you, kizmiaz, for recommending it.

Will send it home as soon as I get the addy.
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08/10/2007 - Well, not "as soon as"! As explained over a PM, I delayed the going home for this book for a lot more time than I intended. So sorry for that. Posted today.

Journal Entry 12 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 13, 2007
Made it back home this morning. Another book triangle/square sucessfully completed. Thank you all for joining in.

Journal Entry 13 by Jive-Monster at Coffee Concept OBCZ in Woodville, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (11/8/2007 UTC) at Coffee Concept OBCZ in Woodville, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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At back of the cafe in the internet room on the windowsill.

Journal Entry 14 by wingCoffee-Conceptwing from Swadlincote, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 08, 2007
At back of the cafe in the internet room on the windowsill.

Journal Entry 15 by waderwoman on Friday, April 04, 2008
I called into Coffee Concept with my partner in crime House Elf Dobby to see what was what and leave a few books. I espied this in the basket and HED said its a great book, and as Ive had such a rubbish week thought I would take it and see if it delivers the goods!!

Journal Entry 16 by waderwoman on Sunday, June 08, 2008
Just finished it- I can't say its the best book ive ever read- I found it Ok but ot as gripping as id been led to believe. I found the ending a bit disappointing too.

Journal Entry 17 by waderwoman at The Bean in Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 04, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (7/4/2008 UTC) at The Bean in Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Please do a journal entry-Thanks xx

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