Bodily Harm

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553274554 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing4libroswing of Omaha, Nebraska USA on 6/10/2007
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wing4libroswing from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, June 10, 2007
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Journal Entry 2 by wing4libroswing at -- Wild, somewhere in Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, June 10, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (6/10/2007 UTC) at -- Wild, somewhere in Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska USA




Journal Entry 3 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Monday, June 25, 2007
I feel like singing "This is too good to be true... la-la-la-laaa la-la-laaaa"!!!
BC keeps making my days over and over again.

This time, not only I had won the 4libros' 9000 releases celebration RABCK draw, as I've received this book from my wish-list!

Thank you so very, very much, 4libros. This author is one of those I "discovered" through BC and one of those that keeps me wanting to read more and more from her, for she's a brilliant writer, IMO.

I have too many books at my TBR pile right now, and I don't think I'll be able to get to this one right away, but oh!, I think it won't take as long as all that as well, for I'm missing another Atwood.

Journal Entry 4 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, September 06, 2007
And so it didn't!
Although I must say it took a serious long time to read it, even though it's not a big book, quite the contrary.
But this doesn't mean I didn't like it, because I did. I liked it a lot. Maybe (surely) not as much as some other books from this author, but even so, I realy can't explain why I took so long with it and maybe it is just because I've been having lots of work and lots on my mind.
Atwood keeps amazing me with all the different styles and subjects she works with. Bodily Harm could easily be just a simple novel about a woman and her decision to run away on vacations in some caribbean island from the need to fix her life, but it gets to be much more than that. Afterwards, it could easily become an adventure novel on the experiences of a northerner mixed up with some kind of a revolution over the caribbe, but once more, it's so much more than that.
As usual she gets great characters, wonderfully crafted!

Now, this book will meet another Atwood's fan, Kizmiaz.

Journal Entry 5 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, September 06, 2007
By the way, a synopsis:
"Rennie, a young fashion reporter, travels to the island of St. Antoine with the intention of indulging herself after surviving a bout with breast cancer and a traumatic break-up. The idyllic island of her fantasies, however, is in fact a depressed country on the brink of revolution and civil uprising. Rennie struggles to absent herself from local politics for as long as possible, but after becoming infatuated with Paul, a shadowy player in the local scene, and being entrusted with the confidences of Mr. Minnow, a doomed candidate for the minority opposition, Rennie realizes that she has no choice but to become involved. With commitment comes responsibility and implication, and Rennie soon finds herself thrown into a nightmare she could not have anticipated. Her efforts to not only survive but comprehend and report the swirl of events around her lead her to new levels of personal and artistic awareness."

Journal Entry 6 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, February 07, 2008
I've had this book for ages but forgot to make a JE, sorry conto.
I've just started reading it and will make a new JE when I'm done.

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, February 18, 2008
Atwood does it yet again, another brilliant piece of writing.
There are so many subjects to this story that I can’t even begin to unravel it.
Rennie is a fragile character, physically and psychologically, and she seems to be eager to get herself into quite a few unpleasant relationships, including the one with her family. She’s a bit too old to go and find herself but I guess that’s what she does anyway, even if not deliberately.
There are some very good characters in this book, even if some are not that obvious, and there’s a great plot driven by personal traumas, freakish events and some sort of compassion. It’s such a gripping tale with such strong moral views by some of the characters that once you start reading it you’ll have a hard time putting it down.
There’s a lot of food for thought in Atwood’s books and this one is no exception, especially when it comes to dealing with your own view of yourself, as opposed as the way the others might see you, and of course those political problems the people of St. Antoine are going through, even if they don’t know it themselves, that one rang a loud bell in my head.
I'll be sending it back home soon, thanks again conto.

Journal Entry 8 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, November 15, 2008
Meanwhile my friend V. got to read this book and she also liked it a lot.
It will now stay AVL to anyone wanting to read this great book...

Released 8 yrs ago (4/2/2011 UTC) at Biblioteca Municipal Gustavo Pinto Lopes in Torres Novas, Santarém Portugal


To be released at the 3rd national BC Convention.

I hope that whoever picks it up likes it and may (re)discover a great author; just don't stop reading Atwood with this one, for it's not one of her best.

Journal Entry 10 by Marcenda at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Picked this one up at the 3rd Portuguese Bookcrossing Convention. It's been highly recommended.

Journal Entry 11 by Marcenda at Parede, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, February 23, 2018
My first Atwood book totally lived up to the expectations, now that she is so much talked about. Her writing is brilliant, no-nonsense, to the point. She can be brutal, but she never sounds fake. Can't wait to get my hands on other books by her.

Journal Entry 12 by Marcenda at Alcântara in Alcântara, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/26/2018 UTC) at Alcântara in Alcântara, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal


I will leave it in the train somewhere going from Carcavelos to Alcântara.

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