Anagrams

by Lorrie Moore | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0571233864 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingwyldetwowing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/5/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwyldetwowing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, July 05, 2007
This was a 99p offer in Waterstones recently.

From the back of the book:
Benna Carpenter makes anagrams out of words - but also out of life. Changing the fact, she invents new roles - night club singer, aerobics teacher, poet; and new people - a daughter, a lover, a friend. In Anagrams Lorrie Moore deftly weaves a complex plot with sensitivity and razor sharp wit.

Journal Entry 2 by wingwyldetwowing at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 22, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (9/22/2007 UTC) at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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I've never got round to reading this, so I'm bringing it to this afternoon's meet-up to find a new reader!

Journal Entry 3 by Karen-H at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, March 26, 2011
And I didn't get around to reading it either, so back to today's meetup in Birmingham.

Journal Entry 4 by Caterinaanna at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, March 26, 2011
From where it was picked up by me. To pass on, of course. But I may need to read it myself first ...

Journal Entry 5 by Caterinaanna at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 05, 2013
Interesting set of short stories plus novella linked by characters who share names and aspects of their lives, or, perhaps, life. The conceit is one which is less confusing than it might appear on paper: the initial tales act as an amuse bouche for the longer history and each is echoed in the story of what one comes to think of as the real Benna and Gerard. I'm not altogether sure it belongs on the 1001 list (I discovered it was there long after I read it), but it is very clever, enjoyable in a melancholy way and certainly has some lovely lines. One of my favourite: How can you trust a word whose first letter you don't even pronounce?

Released 1 yr ago (9/22/2017 UTC) at BCUK UnConvention 2017 in Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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Was keeping for the sake of the title to pass on to a fellow crossword aficionado. But kept forgetting to take it along to appropriate meet-ups. Maybe it will find a suitable reader here. (NB It doesn't actually have anything to do with crosswords - or Countdown!)

Journal Entry 7 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wishlist book! Yoink! And now it's back in Birmingham :)

Journal Entry 8 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
I LOVE Lorrie Moore! I read this bit on like the second page and knew I'd be in safe hands for the rest of the book:
'"Yes," he said, realizing that faced with the large questions of life and not finding large answers, one must then settle for makeshift, little answers, just as on any given day a person must at least eat *something*, even if it was not marvelous and huge.'
AVL for now.

Journal Entry 9 by wingshnedwardswing at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/20/2018 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Journal Entry 10 by LeishaCamden at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, May 01, 2018
I'm trying to read all the 1001 Books so I couldn't resist when I found this at the book buffet. :-)

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