Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

by fannie flagg | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099143712 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Midlifecrisis of St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on 3/31/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, March 31, 2007
Being sold cheap in the supermarket and the title appealed.

Journal Entry 2 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, June 03, 2007
An easy read that gallops along but covers lots of ground - humour, warmth, intrigue, nostalgia. The tale is told through various voices - old elderly lady reminiscing, extracts from local newspapers, scenes set in various venues. However, these changes blend together very naturally and do not make for confusion. I cannot bear the prospect of losing this lovely book to a failed wild release, so will try it as a ray.

Sadly not much response. However, the order is

Ivylibra US (currently here)
Unwritten Libra (US)
Boomda181 (Canada)
Solnechy (Germany)
Livrecache (Australia)
Honeybee101 (Australia)

When you get it Honeybee, perhaps you would like to try a local release. Hope everyone enjoys it.

Journal Entry 3 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Saturday, June 23, 2007
I received this one in the mail yesterday. I can't wait to read it! I'll start on it today!!

Journal Entry 4 by Midlifecrisis from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The running order is now as follows:

Ivylibra (US)
Unwritten Libra (US)
White Pine (US) - currently here
Boomda181 (Canada)
Shivers82 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Musicalpenguin (Scotland)
Haugtussa (Norway)
Bruehwuerfel (Germany)
Solnechny (Germany)
Livrecache (Australia) - NO LONGER NEEDS IT, PLEASE SEND ON TO HONEYBEE101
Honeybee101 (Australia)
Mozette (Australia) - NO LONGER NEEDS IT. RAY ENDS HERE, FOR LAST PERSON TO PASS ON THE BOOK AS THEY WISH.

Hope this suits everyone OK.

Journal Entry 5 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Friday, July 06, 2007
Just finished this one and was sad to see it end! I really enjoyed it!! I've seen bits and pieces of the movie, and this brought everything together for me as well as bringing it to life! I will remember these characters for a very long time!

I'm sending it off today to unwrittenlibra.

Journal Entry 6 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Got the book in the mail today! Will boost it up to the top of my reading list...thanks, Michelle!

Journal Entry 7 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007
I finished the book in less than a week, but it took me FOREVER to find Baltimore postcards to send, etc...so I mailed it a bit later than I'd intended. Sorry about that, Connie.

Anyway...it was a great read. It went rather smoothly and I found myself actually looking forward to reading it, since I shuffle between a few books at a time, which is less common for a book of this length. The characters were really likable and the suspense Flagg created was unparalleled...you really never know what's going to happen next. Fannie Flagg also does an excellent job of intertwining past and present to create a story, as well as using epistolary methods to really make it stand out. True southern gentility and a quaint charm reveal that love truly has no boundaries and that everyone's story is worthy of being told and remembered. Wonderful, wonderful read. Ten stars.

Journal Entry 8 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007
Mailed it to Connie in Connecticut from the Baltimore/Mt. Washington post office today. Happy travels, book...enjoy, Connie!

Journal Entry 9 by WhitePine from Coventry, Connecticut USA on Thursday, August 16, 2007
Started this book while on vacation . I hope to finsih it this week or next as school starts very soon. I will email the next person for their address.

Journal Entry 10 by WhitePine from Coventry, Connecticut USA on Saturday, August 25, 2007
The first few chapters were a bit confusing with the jumping around from character to character . As I read on ( the brevity of the chapters was very helpfulto connect everyone) I became engrossed in the storylines . I would recommend this book to my reading club buddies.

Journal Entry 11 by boomda181 on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Received in the mail today. I am looking forward to reading another Fannie Flagg book, I always enjoy her characters. I will journal more soon!

Journal Entry 12 by boomda181 on Sunday, December 16, 2007
I must confess this is not my favourite of the Fannie Flagg books I have read. I was finally pulled into the story during the last 100 pages of the book. I had a hard time keeping the characters straight and found myself flipping back to try to figure out who was who....I liked how everything came together in the end. I have tried to contact Shivers82 for a couple of days and have now contacted musicalpenguin. As soon as I have an address this book will carry on with its journey. Thanks to everyone who has passed it along!

Journal Entry 13 by musicalpenguin on Friday, March 21, 2008
Shocked to find I hadn't yet made a journal entry for this book. I've had the book for a while now, and I just completely forgot.

Apologies to all in the ring - I know how much I hate it when someone does it to me.

I'm almost finished the book, so will make another journal entry when I do.

Journal Entry 14 by musicalpenguin on Saturday, March 29, 2008
Okay - it's taking me too long to get to the end, so I'm going to send it on to the next person.

I enjoyed the book, although it took me a while to get to grips with all the different strands of the story. I liked the nursing-home story, although I wanted to scream at poor Evelyn to "stop eating so many sweeties"! The relationship between Ruth and Idgie worked well, I thought, and I could hve done with more of that. In a way, the different storylines were completely seperate books (I felt), and I'm not sure they all work together well.

Anyway, thanks for sharing, Midlifecrisis, and I'll PM Haugtussa to send it on asap.

Journal Entry 15 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, April 04, 2008
The book arrived safely!

Journal Entry 16 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, April 17, 2008
I have to admit that I've seen the film a few times, and reading the book brought back good memories. I love the characters in this book; Idgie, Ruth, Stump, Big George and of course Ninni Threadgoode.
Dot Weems made me laugh, all her fantasitc news about her other half...

I'll send the book on its' journey as soon as I have the next participants address.

Edited on the 27th of April.
The book is still with me as I have been unable to get in touch with Bruehwuerfel. I'm now trying to get hold of Solnechny's address.

Journal Entry 17 by solnechny on Monday, May 05, 2008
Arrived safely today.

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