The Forms of Water

by Andrea Barrett | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007114915 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Molyneux of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 12/4/2007
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by gingergeoff from Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I received this from Molyneux in a box at the Victoria Arms meet.

Journal Entry 2 by Molyneux from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Set in New England, The Forms of Water is a superb exploration of the complexities of family life, grief and the ties that continue to bind us to the past. At the age of 80, Brendan Auberon, a former monk, is now confined to a wheelchair in a nursing home. As a last wish, he is desperate to catch a final glimpse of the 200 acres of woodland on which once stood his parental home. Half a century ago, the owners of the land were evicted from their homes and the land was flooded to create a reservoir which would provide water for the big city. The Forms of Water is the story of what happens when Brendan convinces his staid nephew Henry to hijack the nursing home van to make this ancestral visit. What begins as a joke, becomes infinitely more complex as the family roles begin to rearrange themselves. A rich and absorbing look at the complexities of family life, at grief and at the ties that continue to bind us to the past.

Journal Entry 3 by gingergeoff at Great Expectations, London Road in Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (1/23/2008 UTC) at Great Expectations, London Road in Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom

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I am taking this to the BCUK BOSH meet tonight.

Journal Entry 4 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Picked up at the Reading meet at Great Expectations earlier this evening.

Journal Entry 5 by Rivercassini at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, March 08, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (3/10/2008 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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I don't like taking bookcrossing books and then re-releasing them without having read them but, with teetering bookshelves, a forthcoming house move and a husband mumbling (in the kindest possible way, of course) that it might be a good idea to reduce the number of books we have to move, I've been forced to have a cull of the shelves. So this one will be taken to the London meet up at the Camel and Artichoke on Tuesday night in the hopes that it will find another willing reader - and perhaps I might have it back afterwards or find another copy.

Journal Entry 6 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Picked up at the London Meetup tonight held at The Camel & Artichoke, Lower Marsh, Waterloo.

Will read (eventually) and take to a future meetup to satisfy Rivercassini's wish:-)

Journal Entry 7 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - a typical but interesting look at a dysfunctional family with an endearing quality. I worked out how it would end with Brendan quite early on but this didn't detract from my enjoyment as I was keen to discover the effects of his actions.

Will probably return to the Camel & Artichoke at the next meetup and will give Rivercassini first refusal;-)

Journal Entry 8 by Jinglefish at Woking Community Hospital in Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/15/2008 UTC) at Woking Community Hospital in Woking, Surrey United Kingdom

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Left on the book trolley, opposite the reception counter at the main entrance. (Be warned, the trolley has wheels, so goodness knows where it may end up!)

(Apologies to Rivercassini as I completely forgot to give her first refusal - I grabbed the book on the spur of the moment without too much thought!)

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