Out Stealing Horses

by Per Petterson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099506130 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingHaugtussawing of Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on 6/25/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, June 25, 2007
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

A lovely novel by one of Norways leading authors.

"In 1948, fifteen-year-old Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. The unexpected events that come to pass alter his life forever.
An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond confused when his friend Jon suffers a sudden breakdown. Behind this scene, he will discover, lies a personal tragedy: the first incident in the gradual destruction of the two boys' families.
As an old man, living in an isolate part of Norway, Trond chances upon a character from the fateful summer who stirs up painful memories and forces him to look back at his past."

I'm making a bookring for this book.

Guidelines:
PM me to join
You must be willing to mail internationally to join (surface/economy mail more than fine)
Make a JE when you receive the book
Read it within a month
Make a JE saying what you thought of the book
PM the next person on the list for their address
Send the book along!

Happy reading!

Participants and posting order
Jinglefish - UK
MaaikeB - Holland
iiwi - Holland
suzy26 - Holland
ana-b - Holland
bestfriends - Belgium
Dangerouswoman - Portugal
Maria-Nunes - Portugal
lisatam - Portugal
morgenrot - Germany
rotewoelfin - Germany
aspen72 - Finland - One year of travelling!
ruzena - Finland
NICNIC2 - UK
wanderingstar8 - UK
bearyfriend - Singapore
acountkel - USA
ced6 - USA
nynjagrrrl - USA - Two years of travelling!
anthromom - USA
tenneh - USA
kobie03 - Canada
rooshill - USA
krl112 - USA
Poobah1 - USA
AceofHearts - Canada
iiwi - Holland
Laui - Holland
karen07814 - UK
Kerriou - UK
kingfan30 - UK
shovelmonkey1 - UK
arturogrande - UK - 3 years of travelling!
jaynereader - UK
platypussj - UK
dark-draco - UK
Esme-Weatherwax - Ireland
Duskdreamer - UK The book is here!
megami-no-ushi - Canada
Dancesports - Australia


Back home to me!



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Out Stealing Horses starts it's journey. I'm sending it off to Jinglefish today, then the book will tour Europe, visit Singapore and then end up in the USA.

Safe journey and happy reading to all of you!

Journal Entry 3 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, July 05, 2007
Received safely today Haugtussa. Will start this this evening as I'm really looking forward to delving into the pages:-) Thanks - will journal when finished.

Journal Entry 4 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, July 08, 2007
Reluctantly finished this this morning and what a great read it is. This is a simply told "memoir" that draws you in and takes you on a wonderful journey into the forests of Norway, the seasons, relationships and tragedy. All the ingredients are present and I just didn't want the story to end.

Thank you Haugtussa for the opportunity of delving into this - I will certainly be looking out for more of Petterson's work.

PMing MaaikeB now for address details and will move along once received.

Journal Entry 5 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Posted to MaaikeB today.

Journal Entry 6 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Haugtussa and Jinglefish, I think I can make you both very happy: the book was waiting for me when I came back from my holidays in Portugal! Hurray! I''ll read it as fast as possible to make up for its delay.

Journal Entry 7 by wingiiwiwing from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, August 19, 2007
MaaikeB will write a journal-entry about her findings, but we exchanged ringbooks at our secret bookexchange, so I got it already.

Journal Entry 8 by MaaikeB from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, August 19, 2007
:-) Iiwi materialized completely unexpected in my door-opening this morning (he lives in a nearby town and had a ringbook for me), so I had to rush upstairs to fetch the book that I had just finished reading and for which he was the next one on the list. Lucky coincidence!
I was very curious about Out Stealing Horses, after reading that it had won the IMPAC literary award for which Coetzee, Rushdie, Cormac McCarthy en Jonathan Saffran Foer were nominated as well. Wow! And as a translator I was even more thrilled to hear that Petterson''s translator, Anne Born, shared the prize with him. Wow again! Translators don''t usually get that kind of acknowledgement, at least not in The Netherlands.
The book proved to be a quiet, subdued story about a man in a cabin in a Norwegian wood who is confronted with his past when he meets his neighbour. I liked the pace of the story and its many descriptions of daily routines. Thanks for turning it into a bookray, Haugtussa!

Journal Entry 9 by wingiiwiwing from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I will sent the book to suzy26.

Journal Entry 10 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, September 20, 2007
The book is with me now. Thank you for sending it to me, iiwi, and Haugtussa thanks very much for ringing it.

Journal Entry 11 by wingSuzy26wing from Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 12, 2007
This was such a great read! What a beautiful story. I love the way the three storylines are interwoven. Bit by bit you get the whole picture. The writing style wonderfully matches the backdrop of the story. You can almost smell the trees, hear the leaves rustle in the wind, see the river run and feel the cold and the solitude of this place in the middle of nowhere. I really felt for Trond. At the beginning of the story he is just a boy eager to spend a summer with his dad, but at the end he has grown up quite a bit, losing his innocence in the process.

Update 14-10-2007: book is on its way to ana-b.

Journal Entry 12 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 15, 2007
The book has just arrived by mail. Thanks Suzy26.It'll have to wait a little while for there are 2 other books waiting.

Journal Entry 13 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, November 10, 2007
What a great story, a magnificent story, very touching. I did not want to finish the book, but of course I had to. The review on the back of the book by the Irish Times says it all: A very special miracle of a book.

Journal Entry 14 by ana-b at on Saturday, November 10, 2007

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Send it to Bestfriends by mail. I hope you'll enjoy this story as much as I did.

Journal Entry 15 by bestfriends from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, November 19, 2007
In my mailbox today.
ana-b already started to worry about it, as it took a while to get here. Well, postal services are not always as quick as we would like them too (in spite of the high postage we pay!).

I have one ring ahead of it, but will read it and send it along as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 16 by bestfriends from - Ergens in de provincie, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I finished reading last night and was sorry to turn the last page.

I've been reading more books by Scandinavian authors, sofar mostly thrillers and mysteries (Mankell, Fossum, Ekman etc.) and always liked them. They have that "special" atmosphere, I find hard to describe. I had been looking forward to this novel, especially because it had been presented in reviews as essentially a coming-of-age story, one of my favourite genres.

Well, I sure found a gem in its genre here! There's not much I could add, that has not already been said by the others. I agree: It's a wonderful, moving and touching story, very well written. Thanks for sharing.

I already have dangerouswoman's address. The book will be sent to her today by economy mail.

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off to Portugal

Journal Entry 18 by Dangerouswoman from Matosinhos, Porto Portugal on Friday, December 07, 2007
Arrived Today.

Journal Entry 19 by Dangerouswoman from Matosinhos, Porto Portugal on Wednesday, March 05, 2008
A very nice story.

Journal Entry 20 by Dangerouswoman at enviado a outro BC in -- Controlled Release --, Porto Portugal on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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To Maria-Nunes!

Journal Entry 21 by Maria-Nunes from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, March 24, 2008
It has just arrived!
thanks.
tbr asap.

Journal Entry 22 by Maria-Nunes from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, April 15, 2008
It's really a very interesting story and a great book!
Thank you so much for sharing it!

I've already asked for lisatam's address, so soon this great little book will be travelling again :-)

Journal Entry 23 by Maria-Nunes from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, April 17, 2008
it's already on its way to the next reader :-)

Journal Entry 24 by lisatam from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, April 21, 2008
Just received it! Looking forward to read it.

Journal Entry 25 by lisatam from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, May 01, 2008
I totally agree with bestfriends and take the audicity to make mine her words about this wonderful book! Great reading!
I will ask for morgenrot adress.

Journal Entry 26 by lisatam from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, May 04, 2008
The book will be flying to Morgenrot - Germany tomorrow. Thanks again Haugtussa and Maria-Nunes for sharing.

Journal Entry 27 by morgenrot from Straubenhardt, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, May 08, 2008
The book arrived save and sound and will have to wait on Mount TBR for a while! Thank you very much to lisatam and Hautgussa!
Such a long journey until now!

June 2008
This was a very nice and good written book 'about a boy' and his father.
At the beginning the english translation seemed to be a little bumpy...with some new expressions, but later on it gets more
liquid and easy to read! Funnily enough this year seems to be my 'Father-and-Son-Year' as I also read 'Gesang der Koyoten' and 'Eigermönchundjungfrau' !!

Hyvää matkaa Suomeen!
Olisin halunut tuoda sen itse Turkuun, mutta matkasta ei tulee mitään!!



Journal Entry 28 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Picked it up today - thank you for shipping!

Journal Entry 29 by wingrotewoelfinwing from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, June 23, 2008
I just finished the book today and as the others before me really enjoyed the reading - I could have read more of it and the rest of Tronds life :) There is no more to add - a book really worth reading!

I already have the address of aspen72 and going to ship the book to Finland tomorrow or the day after :)

Journal Entry 30 by AspenYard from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Thank you for sending the book! I already received it yesterday but didn't have time to journal it before now. I have quite many ring books on queue, so patience, please :-)

Journal Entry 31 by AspenYard from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, August 01, 2008
I liked this book, even though the back cover made me expect something more about 'betrayal', as it was said.
The time back in 1948 was nicely described, even though all pictures came to my mind through my own experiences from countryside and history of Finland :)
Trond's way of thinking seemed to suit me well; author had put him having nice philosophical thoughts -- even though I envied a bit his relationship with his father in the beginning of the book -- and even though Trond seemed to have done same thing to his own doughters, what his father did to him - leave without traces. Ì wonder whether unsolved draumas always work like that?

I'll send this book to ruzena asap. Thanks for sharing!!

Edit: Release #43 in Keep them moving 2008 challenge

Journal Entry 32 by wingruzenawing from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 08, 2008
Arrived a couple of days ago. Thank you!

Journal Entry 33 by wingruzenawing from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, November 02, 2008
(Ut og stjæle hester 2003. Translated by Anne Born. Vintage 2006 PB 264 p.)

You decide yourself when it will hurt.

A fine fine work.

When I was reminded of the delay, I thought of sending the book forward without reading it. Yet when I read some first pages, I knew this is a book for me. So it was. Thank you so much for sharing, Haugtussa!

The book will be posted tomorrow to NICNIC2 at last. For her I will also send a kind of an apology in another delivery. For the rest waiting in the ring; I just beg your pardon.

-ruzena

Journal Entry 34 by NICNIC2 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The book has arrived safely in the UK! I've wanted to read this for ages so I have moved it up Mt TBR a bit to get to it sooner :)

Journal Entry 35 by NICNIC2 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I thought that some passages in this book were lovely - the descriptions of landscape in particular were very vivid and I had no trouble conjuring up images as the story progressed. I enjoyed the little pieces on Dickens too as I have had similar thoughts about his books. The only thing that stops me rating this higher is that I'm curious to know what happened to Trond's father and what Trond's relationship with Lars was like. I like the concept of 'you decide when it will hurt' but I'm not sure its an easy one to put into practice.

All in all, I thought this was a good novel. Sorry it took me so long to get round to reading it. I have wanderingstar8's details and will send it on asap.

Journal Entry 36 by wanderingstar8 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Just arrived - unfortunately in the same post as several other bookring books, but I'll get to it as soon as possible...

Journal Entry 37 by wanderingstar8 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 12, 2009
A deceptively simple tale of the decisions we make that change the course of our lives, deliberately or otherwise.

I liked the way the father's story was understandable, and you felt quite sympathetic to him despite the impact of what he did on his son's life.

Journal Entry 38 by wanderingstar8 from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 12, 2009
A deceptively simple tale of the decisions we make that change the course of our lives, deliberately or otherwise.

Journal Entry 39 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Got it, thanks. I'll only be able to send it off to next-in-waiting early May, hope you don't mind. There are some rings/rays I'm trying to clear and send off before going on an April holiday. Will be in touch after I return. Now I'm trying to swallow up what I have on hand yet enjoy my read, and not have hiccup =)

Journal Entry 40 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sorry for having taken so long, have pm'd acountkel for her add and will send book off to her once I received it. The story was set in a place & time where I have no knowledge of, but glad I read it and definitely have learnt something about how timbers were being transported via river during those times, and how life was like living in the wilderness with vast landscapes and forestry surroundings. It's interesting also to read that Trond bought a chain-saw bundled up with pair of ear muffs, which is actually very appropriate as it's for hearing protection. And also the colour blue keeps the flies away. I didn't know that.

Anyway, thanks for introducing me to a Norwegian writer and I really like his writing style which flows very smoothly the sentences - like liquid as I think someone here has said.

There are 2 phrases I like which Trond has said about untidiness:

"One of my many horrors is to become the man with the frayed jacket and unfastened flies standing at the co-op counter with egg on his shirt or more too because the mirror in the hall has given up the ghost;" and

"A shipwrecked man without an anchor in the world except his own liquid thoughts where time has lost its sequence."

Thank you very much for sharing, Haugtussa. I'll go get more of his books to read, including this prob =D

Journal Entry 41 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Thursday, May 28, 2009
So excited to read this
Thank you for including me in this ring.
Received today.
Will start soon!

Journal Entry 42 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This was a different read for me. I enjoyed the story. I thought the way the story was told could have been better. The author jumps back and forth between past and present. In some cases I think relevance is lost. The story is about a boy, Trond, who vacations with his father in the wilderness of Norway during the summer. He has a friend Jon who he “steals horses” with. Jon’s family experiences a tragedy one day while Jon is suppose to be watching the twins. It is a devastating tragedy. Trond comes back to the area as an older man and remembers the past and how it affected the rest of his life. The story pulls in pieces of Trond’s family story during WWII and a few years after it. I felt like not all the pieces fit together and the ending left me a bit unnerved. I was expecting a little more closure. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Scandanavian setting. Some of the decriptions placed you right in the cool, foggy landscape. Maybe the translation lost me a bit and therefore took some of the magic away.
I also found this quote meaningful....You decide yourself when it will hurt.


I have PM'd the next person and will send the book as soon as I receive an address.
Thank you for including me in this ring.

Journal Entry 43 by nynjagrrrl from Elkhorn, Wisconsin USA on Friday, July 03, 2009
This book came a few days ago. I read it this week. I had a hard time getting into this book. The story was simple but made you think about the characters and the struggles they had in their lives. Thanks for setting up this ring.

Journal Entry 44 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Received today - will get started on it as soon as I finish the one I am on

I just couldn't seem to get into this story. I did finish it but I just didn't care for the way it was written. Thanks for letting me read it.

Journal Entry 45 by tenneh at Falls City, Nebraska USA on Monday, August 17, 2009

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heading off to kobie03 - sorry I didn't get it mailed last week like I wanted to

Journal Entry 46 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Thursday, September 10, 2009
This well-travelled book arrived today. Thanks for including me. As I took it out of the envelope pages 161-168 fell out [ signs of a well read book] I added a few pieces of cello tape to keep the pages in place as it still has a bit of travelling to do.I hope i didn't do wrong.

Journal Entry 47 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thank you Haugtussa for including me in this ring. beautiful story, well worth the read.The writing is so liquid and descriptive I found myself re-reading passages, no wonder some of the books pages came loose. I could feel the peace and solitude of the woods and the calm reassuring nature of the quiet steady rhythm of daily chores. I found it interesting Trond didn't tell his daughters of his move much like his father had not explained his disappearance from his life. I liked his description of memory 'If I just concentrate I can walk into memory's store and find the right shelf with the right film and disappear into it '
I signed up for this ring because my greatgrandfather, a fisherman from Olso, Norway jumped ship in Newfoundland in 1858 and settled in my hometown of Flatrock and is mentioned in most historical papers about the town. I'm glad to have read a book by an author from Norway, set in Norway.

Journal Entry 48 by kobie03 at Lewins Cove, Newfoundland -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Mailed to rooshill. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 49 by rooshill from Grass Valley, California USA on Thursday, September 24, 2009
Well, I guess "when it 'rings, it pours" (insert corny, erherher-style laugh here!)
I've got 2 rings here ahead of this one, so it may be a bit before I get to it. If that's a prob, PM me and I'll skip myself and just mail it on. Sorry.

Journal Entry 50 by rooshill from Grass Valley, California USA on Sunday, November 22, 2009
I've just tried the 2nd PM for krl112. I'm afraid my 1st may not have made it through, as I've just noticed that the JE I made here on the same day isn't showing. My Internet connection leaves something to be desired...
Anyway, I liked the book even though it left me with so many questions. It's been waiting to go, so as soon as I get an addy, it's off!

Journal Entry 51 by rooshill at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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krl112 asked to be skipped so this is off to Poobah1 today

Journal Entry 52 by Poobah1 from Lake Elmo, Minnesota USA on Monday, November 30, 2009
Oh my! This little gem has been well loved during its travels around the world. The pages are literally falling out. It arrived in my mailbox today. I have 1 1/2 books ahead of it and then I'll get it going. Thanks for including me. I'll be gentle with it but my guess is that it will not survive the entire ring.

Edited Dec 1, 2009: I started flipping through pages and was pulled in immediately. I'm nearly finished and have PM'd next in line up (AceofHearts). I'll have it off in mail as soon as I receive an addy response.

Journal Entry 53 by Poobah1 at Canada, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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I finished this book quickly as I started flipping through it after opening the mail and couldn't put it down. It's a beautifully told story. A wonderful read in it's simplicity and depth. I'm happy to have been included on this ring. Thanks to all. The book now continues its journey and will be off to Canada into the hands of AceofHearts. I'll send it in a well padded ride up there (it needs it...it's in rough shape.)

Cheers,
Poobah1 :^)

Make the World Your Library.


Journal Entry 54 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 12, 2009
received in the mail. Thanks!!

Journal Entry 55 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 03, 2010
A young boy, Trond spends time with his father in the Norwegian woods just after the war. One morning he goes 'out stealing horses' with his friend, Jon. Jon completely breaks down after causing a tragic accident in his family and disappears. Trond's father decides to cut down some of his forest for cash and then he leaves his family.

Trond, as an old man, comes to a cabin in the wilderness to reflect on that summer and finds out his neighbour is Jon's brother. This triggers a lot of memories about his father and Jon's family.

Petterson writes a philosophical book which starts with one tragedy and slowly unravels thread by thread other painful stories and feelings. Petterson paints a vivid picture of the beautiful Norwegian woods but stops short when writing about people's feelings

Journal Entry 56 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
mailed today to Iiwi

Journal Entry 57 by wingiiwiwing from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Received (for the 2nd time :) ).

Journal Entry 58 by wingiiwiwing from Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Lovely book with a delicate story and delicious surroundings. The feeling and emotions are hidden behind the work done in the land. There no catharsis in this book, no moment of understanding and doing things different, the history repeats itself into generations, as it often does in real life.

I have laui's adress allready, but I'm waiting for better roads to drop it in her mailbox. I have to go give blood in her neighbourhood tomorrow, but now the road are snowed again.

Journal Entry 59 by Laui from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, February 18, 2010
It's here! Thanks for dropping it in my mailbox, iiwi! I must say that it's in remarkable good shape considering it's been on the move for almost three years! The only thing that worries me is that about 20 pages (150-170) look like they might come lose at any moment, a lot of pages seem to come lose from the binding. I'll be super careful and I'll wrap it up nice and tight when I send it out on it's travels.

I have one more book to read before this one, but I shouldn't be long!

Journal Entry 60 by Laui from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, March 14, 2010
I might be a bit harsh on this book, but I'm going to throw in the towel. I haven't gotten very far, but I was really put off by the obvious translation (I feel there was a struggle translating it into English), and I found myself disliking it more and more and not really picking it up again. Secondly I didn't really like the atmosphere and storyline. Maybe because I'd just read a really gripping novel, I don't know. If I encounter a translation into Dutch (which is a more similar language, I think), I think I'll try it again.

I'll be contacting the next in line to keep the book moving. Thanks for letting me join!

Journal Entry 61 by Laui at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Mailed to Karen in the UK last Friday. Safe travels!

Journal Entry 62 by karen07814 from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thanks for sending on.
Well written enough to enable you to picture the environment and the people very well indeed. Described on the front cover as "limpid prose" which just about sums up the whole way the book drifts backwards and forwards. Even the violent acts in it are gently drawn, if that's possible.
A lovely book to read especially for someone who does everything at full pseed usually. Forces you to slow down and appreciate it.

Journal Entry 63 by karen07814 at Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, March 29, 2010

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over to you

Journal Entry 64 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Received today. Thanks, Karen. Will read asap.

Journal Entry 65 by Kerriou from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, April 23, 2010
A beautifully written book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for sharing, Haugtussa.

I already have kingfan30's address so I'll send the book off to her as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 66 by Kerriou at Swansea, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Posted off to Kingfan30 this morning.

Journal Entry 67 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 29, 2010
Book has arrived safe and sound, will get to it as soon as I can.

17 May 2010 - My ears always prick up if the title of a book has the word horse in it, as it happens it is not a horsey type book at all, however I did enjoy this book and like others can picture the scenes in my head. Although it jumps backwards and forwards thorough time, the story is easy to follow although I also felt there were some loose ends at the end that were not tied up. Just waiting for the address of shovelmonkey1 and I will get it on its way.

Journal Entry 68 by kingfan30 at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 21, 2010

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On its way to shovelmonkey1. Travel well little book x

Journal Entry 69 by shovelmonkey1 from Penge, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, May 24, 2010
Arrived today. Its on the top of the TBR pile along with Valley of the Horses by Jean M Auel which also arrived today. Thanks to everyone involved in this book-ring and Haugtussa! Also thanks to kingfan30 for sending it on to me. This book will be on the move again within the week.

Journal Entry 70 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Started reading this book today on the train to work and am nearly half way through already so this book will be traveling again soon.

Journal Entry 71 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I've just finished this book and overall I enjoyed it especially the descriptions of the scenery in Norway. Petterson is very good at create fluid landscape descriptions. I also like the idea that we decide when something hurts or not. This is very true and as people we are fairly resilient, able to put up a shield against all manner of pain be it physical or emotional.

This book is now ready to go to Arturogrande but I pm'd them after we'd gone beta and I suspect there may be a lot of bugs and glitches which means my pm might not be getting through so i'll leave it another couple of days and then try again.

Word about the books condition: pages were falling out when it arrived with me - I have tried to repair it but i suspect this hard travelling copy will just continue to disintegrate as it racks up further book miles. Therefore please be careful with it.

Journal Entry 72 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Saturday, June 05, 2010

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This book is now travelling on to arturogrande - thanks for being so patient in the post beta communication crisis!

Journal Entry 73 by arturogrande at Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I finally have this book in my hands after a mega email mission!! Shovelmonkey1 kept PMing me for my address, I was receiving the PMs and replying to them, but post beta confusion meant that shovelmonkey1 wasn't getting them. We finally managed to make contact through the 'non-BC' internet and it's finally with me!! Shovelmonkey1 sent this to me ages ago, but I was preparing for a tough interview for a job, so I've only just got chance to journal it. Thanks for your perseverance, shovelmonkey1!!

Journal Entry 74 by jaynereader at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 04, 2010
It's arrived safetly, thanks arturogrande. I'll read it after my current book

Journal Entry 75 by jaynereader at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thanks everyone that sent this book along. It was recommended to me by a blogger a couple of years ago and it was worth the wait. It's such a sad story and is told in such a gentle way. It's essentially a coming of age tale but around that is the story of the older man coming to terms with his past and old age and wanting a simpler life.
pming the next reader now

Journal Entry 76 by platypussj at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, September 23, 2010
This book arrived safe and well yesterday, thank you, jaynereader.
I'm very much looking forward to reading it. I have 2 rings/rays in front of it so it may take me a little while to get through, so I apologise for any delays in advance. I hope this is OK, Haugtussa.


Journal Entry 77 by platypussj at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, February 06, 2011
This really is a beautiful book. The story is bittersweet - one of love, betrayal, growing up and growing old. I felt a deep connection with the introspective Trond that surprised me for a book that is relatively short. When the book finished I found myself desperately wanting to know more: a reflection of Trond really and how he has wanted to know more for much of his life. The imagery of places and seasons was particularly evocative, as was the dialogue. I may get a copy of this book for myself - I would love to read it again when life is less busy.

Thank you so much for sharing, Haugtussa. I hope this little book bears up for the remainder of its journey.

Off to darkdraco tomorrow.

Journal Entry 78 by dark-draco at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Received today, thank you. I will just finish off my current book and then make a start on this one.

Journal Entry 79 by dark-draco at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I've literally just finished reading the last page of this book. It's been a while since I read a 'literary' novel that I wasn't disappointed with, but I enjoyed this one. I like the way it is written and the changing back and forth from the present to the past. Trond's life doesn't seem all that bad to me and his reflections are less sad, and more wishful I think. Despite what that summer meant for his future, I don't think for an instant that he would change any of it. It was also so good to read this sort of novel where an animal doesn't die just to highlight some aspects of the character's state of mind! Thanks for sharing - this will be on its way soon.

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Esme-Weatherwax no longer wanted this, so I have skipped to the next person. On its way today.

Journal Entry 81 by Duskdreamer at Exeter, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, March 07, 2011
Received today thank you :)

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