The Double

by Jose Sarmago | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 009946165x Global Overview for this book
Registered by blackwidow1971 of Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on 3/8/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by blackwidow1971 from Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 08, 2008
A man watching a video one night is horrified to see a bit part actor who is his doppelganger.

The premise of this book was intriguing, but the style of writing made me feel like I was wading through treacle. And without giving anything away, I thought the ending was a cop-out. It was the kind of ending I used to give stories when I wrote them at school (and that's not a good thing) - how to end a book when you don't know how to end the story!

Counts as Portugal for the Olympic Challenge. Also in 1001 Books To Read Before You Die.

Journal Entry 2 by Rivercassini from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, May 17, 2008
Snaffled from the table at the meet up at The Cherry Tree, Steventon, Oxfordshire, earlier today. I would add it to my to-be-read pile, but there are so many books in front of it that I can't reach it!

Journal Entry 3 by Rivercassini at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, September 20, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (9/20/2008 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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Mount to-be-read has got out of control again, so I'm being very strong minded and passing on a few
which, realistically, are not going to get read any time soon if they stay with me.

Dear Finder of this book,

I'm so glad it has found a home with you. I hope you enjoy reading it and that you might take a few moments to jot down here what you thought about the book, or about finding it, or about bookcrossing.

You don't have to join or sign up to bookcrossing to leave a comment here but if you do join, you will receive emails to alert you when others make a journal entry for this book and track its travels across the world. If you decide to join bookcrossing, now that you have discovered the site, I'd be delighted if you would mention me - Rivercassini - as the person who introduced you to the site.

Happy reading

Rivercassini

Journal Entry 4 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Picked up from the table today at the lunchtime meetup.

Journal Entry 5 by Jinglefish from Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Finally got round to reading this and it was a bit of a struggle which surprised me. One one hand there were moments when I started to enjoy it and others when I found my mind wandering off. I think the themes of identity in general and the possibility of there being doubles out there has great potential (I'm sure there are lots of SF books on the subject if I looked into it) but I don't buy the idea that even the wife didn't recognise her husband .... there are just too many external factors that go into forming who we are and how we act. And yes, the ending was far too tidy - I would have preferred an much uglier emotional conclusion opening up further possibilities concerning choice and debate.

Will release shortly in the hope the book finds a more appreciative reader.

Journal Entry 6 by Jinglefish at University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, February 28, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/28/2009 UTC) at University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom

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Left on the ground floor foyer table in the Teaching Block.

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