The Lost World

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Pets & Animals |
ISBN: 0199538794 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CityOfLit1 on 1/21/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by CityOfLit1 on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Journal Entry 2 by TheLostBook from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Welcome to The Lost World Read 2009!

You’ve got hold of a book that is part of the UK’s largest reading campaign. We’re celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle’s 150th birthday and Charles Darwin’s bicentenary by bringing people across the UK together to read a classic adventure tale of a lost plateau, discovery and dinosaurs - The Lost World.

Investigative journalist Ed Malone joins a band of explorers sent to South America to prove that deep in the jungle there is a forgotten world where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals still survive. What do they find - and will they make it home to tell the tale? It's the first Conan Doyle story featuring the larger-than-life Professor Challenger.

And, welcome to The Lost Book!

The Lost Book is a collaborative adventure in storytelling. It’s taking place online and anyone can join in. At its heart is an animated web series: the adventures of 21st century investigative journalist Aileen Adler.

There are loads of ways you can get involved and it won’t cost you anything. You can help us to write the story for the web series. You can join our special guest writer to reconstruct a stolen book in our weekly microstory competition. You can enter our soundtrack competition by creating your own music for the web series. You can produce your own animation.

And, you can read this book, tell us what you thought of it, give it away, and follow its journey. So join in, wherever you are, and have fun!

(Oh, and sometimes you’ll need a password to get into sections of Only people with a copy of this book will have the password, so these areas will be exclusive to you. The password is: the last word on page 150 of this book. Don’t forget!)

Journal Entry 3 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle :: Goodness me, just discovered this under a pile of rubble in my flat, undamaged thankfully. I discover I have two copies of this and this one is a BookCrossing registered copy that has not been journalled by me ~ oh dear and apologies! Clearly I received this at the UK Bookcrossing Unconvention in Edinburgh in July of this year, as it was until a few moments still in my fabulous goodie bag, which preserved it. After four continuous days of rain, a corner of my ceilings fallen into the living room and I have to clear access space fast, therefore it’s best for me to let this book go.

I’ve had a brainwave and thought of a great journey for this book and have decided this copy is to travel. I’ve started to read the other copy and when I’m done I’ll leave a review here.

Journal Entry 4 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (9/9/2009 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom



I plan ‘doing a controlled release’ with this book at as soon as possible, somewhere in Edinburgh. For fun I’ll keep this mysterious…

Added 19 October 2009 ~ OK just so there's a record if this gets "lost in space" I wanted this note:
~ I posted this around the 11 of September 2009 as a ‘Random Act of BC Kindness’ surprise! It's gone to wyyy in Aruba, as I've had one book successfully touch down with wyyy and to me as Aruba sounds like the most exotic far away place I couldn’t resist trying for another books successful arrival!

Also I’ll admit there was something in my head about a release location that might be on the same latitude and have the same background vegetation as The Lost World. I haven’t yet made a check in case of disappointment, but I expect a quick scan of an atlas may swiftly disabuse me of my ‘themed location’ release, fancy! LOL! Happy reading wyyy ;-)

Journal Entry 5 by wyyy on Monday, November 30, 2009
Wow! Another surprise book gift all the way down here to Aruba. I'm really starting to look forward to checking the PO Box these days... I'm proud to be one of the more far-flung participants of the "UK's Largest Reading Campaign".

This one will go in my (now-huge, thanks to the largess of bookcrossing strangers) TBR pile.

I also really liked the Edinburgh bookmark -- what a lovely city!

Journal Entry 6 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, December 04, 2009
ADDED 4 DEC 2009: Oh shoot I’ve come across my draft notes… incomplete and not entered in the journal entry, so eager was I to get this into the post. Here they are now, tinkered with a bit… but there are some wee spoilers here…

Book Cover: ‘…the ordinary laws of Nature are suspended. The various checks which influence the struggle for existence in the world at large are all neutralized or altered. Creatures survive which would otherwise disappear.’
Headed by the larger than life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a mysterious plateau in the Amazon rainforest. The adventurers find themselves trapped in a world lost in time, inhabited by dinosaurs and apemen. They too must take part in an ancient struggle for survival…
THE LOST WORLD is a classic tale of adventure and discovery that hs been enthralling readers since it first appeared in t1912. to celebrate Arthur Conan Doyle’s 150th birthday and Charles Darwin’s bicentenary, readers for Scotland, London, Shropshire, Hampshire and South West England are joining the Lost World Read 2009. Let’s read it together!
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This book is being distributed free as part of the Lost World Read 2009/ Once you have finished reading It please pass it on to someone lese.

This was a fascinating read in that it must have been a major contributory influence, a sort of blue print, for the twentieth century’s action-packed thriller and subsequently the blockbuster film!

We start with the youthful and eager new reporter, Jim Malone having a heavy time of it with the first woman he proposes to, when Gladys Hungerton, tells him, that she is in love with an ideal man! Someone, she elaborates, she could love because he is driven to heroic expression because he cannot help himself! Good grief! Also she would want to be attached to such a man, who had risked his life to please her, because then she could shine at his side, is his glory, others would look to her and be envious. Oh dear, how vapid and selfish of her! I hope this rather tongue-in-cheek representation of young womanhood was supposed to be a caricature, because if not I’d be miffed that Mr Doyle was taking huge and unfair advantage of authorship to take pot-shots at the fairer sex.

Anyhow, Malone, the young whipper-snapper was influenced, and so the poor boy sets off to find himself, just such a heroic task! And in the way of these things, from small to middling, to gigantic with teeth, drama’s just hurtle themselves round this guys neck, one each after the other… That Professor Challenger was such an arrogant and utterly pompous ass surprised me and I missed the significance of why he should be so…

Great drama though - and I have to say it was intriguing and brilliant to see that these characters, had character, and were not merely cardboard cut-outs. Also it was mightily engaging and also good to see that these chaps who had heavily engaged in desperate action did not come out of the adventure entirely unscathed. They’re a bit more world weary and bear injuries. Many modern books and films could take note!!! But the gung-ho boys adventure spirit and the dreadfully superior demeanour, accurate to it’s date, I assume, was never-the-less hard to stomach. Lets just shoot these huge beasts, it’s tremendous sport and we need specimens to prove we have seen what exists in this astounding place, that was distasteful! As was the interference in the lives of the two tribes, we see the determination and lack of hesitation that accompanied the resolution of our British hero’s, to go and exterminate the "apemen"!

Still, this on the whole, served for me as an introduction to the early world of boys-own action packed best sellers and was as such riveting reading.

*And wyyy* I’m pleased the Edinburgh bookmark was a success with you!!!

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