The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

by Barbara Vine | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0140272348 Global Overview for this book
Registered by iliotropio of Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on 5/1/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
When successful author Gerarl Candless dies of a sudden heart attack, his daughter Sarah embarks on a memoir of him and soon discovers that her perfect father was not all he appeared to be.

Journal Entry 2 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, May 04, 2007
The bookray participants, so far, are:


Journal Entry 3 by iliotropio from Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Monday, May 07, 2007
Posted to Mary-T this morning.
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by Mary-T from Bretzfeld, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, May 13, 2007
I received this book. :) Thanks, iliotropio!
Now that I have it in hand - I'm even more excited. I have to read something else before. :(
But I try to be fast, also because I'm really looking forward to read this and because I don't want to keep the other participants waiting for so long...

Sorry, but it wasn't my kind of book.
The story was somehow interesting and I liked the idea about the Chimney Sweeper's boy.
In the beginning it took me 100 pages till I thought, well now it's getting exciting... well - but I still found the story going on very slowly...
I don't know how this story can be described as frightening.. at least I wasn't frightened.
I have to admit that I skipped some passages because it really bored me, even though the content was not all uninteresting...

Anyway - thanks a lot for giving me the oppertunity to read! :)

I already have the next address and I will post it on Monday.

Journal Entry 5 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Arrived safe this morning with beautiful real stamps. Thanks !

Journal Entry 6 by wingIcilawing from Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Friday, August 24, 2007
Thank you iliotropio. I was interested in this book though I guessed the point early enough.

Journal Entry 7 by ButtrcupHarmony from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 01, 2007
Received as part of a bookray... look forward to reading.

Journal Entry 8 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, October 21, 2007
Received this book in the mail last week. Had trouble journaling it because I couldn't read the bcid #. Maybe it's time for glasses! I will try to get to it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 9 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Friday, March 07, 2008
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I kind of suspected what the outcome would be, to an extent that is. I don't want to give too much away. I fely babdly for the family, living all those years with what was really a total stranger. Thanks for sharing the book, and my apologies for holding it way too long. It's on its way to the next reader!

Journal Entry 10 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Arrived safe and sound today. Sent via Priority Post. I have another ring before it, but I shall keep it moving. Thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 10, 2008
I couldn't get into this book. I'm always disappointed when that happens. kittycatss is no longer needing to read the book, so it looks like I am the end. I will search for a new home for this book. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 12 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sending as a RABCK to AceofHearts. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Received in the mail while I was on vacation. Thanks so much!! While we were vacationing we managed to find a business card of the restaurant we went to in Vienna so I will send it next time I send something your way

Journal Entry 14 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, September 15, 2014
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books. Unfortunately she didn't get around to reading this book.

We had similar tastes in books and would share them whenever we read something we enjoyed. This book sounds interesting so I'm going to keep it to read.

Journal Entry 15 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Gerald Candless, renown author, dies of a heart attack leaving behind his wife and two grown daughters. The girls, Sarah and Hope, were very close to their dad as he fostered a special relationship with them at the expense of his wife Ursula. As the family comes to term with the loss, we learn how spoiled the two girls are and how miserable Ursula was with her husband.

When Sarah is approached to write a biography of her dad, she accepts. The first thing she does is start looking in to his past only to find that there's nothing to look in to. Gerald Candless does not exist before a certain date and the Gerald Candless of the town her father claimed as his died as a child. Their father assumed this identity. Why? What was he running from?

This book was difficult to get through for two reasons. First, all the characters are either miserable people or pathetic. The girls are complete snobs and never get what's coming to them. The mom could have helped herself but did nothing. The second reason is because there's a whole bunch of unnecessary filler content. Why do we need to know about Hope and her boyfriend or Sara and her boyfriend? There is no substance there and it doesn't really drive the plot forward.

When we finally find out the reason Gerald left his original life, it's a bit of a let down. We are told throughout the book a few times that this reason is not true only to find out it is. The way it was revealed was sort of interesting, but none of the characters ever really find out which was a let down.

Journal Entry 16 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (10/13/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada


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