Labyrinth

by Kate Mosse | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0752860542 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Dreamer-kitty of Saanichton, British Columbia Canada on 3/27/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Dreamer-kitty from Saanichton, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 27, 2009
I do not usually read books that have a religious background to them, however this book greatly piqued my curiosity, so I bought it. As it turns out, it was a Fantastic book, full of suspense, and a bit of cultural history of France. I quite enjoyed it, and hope to start it on a Bookring for others to enjoy!

From the Publisher
When Dr Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons during an archaeological dig in southern France, she unearths a link with a horrific and brutal past. But it's not just the sight of the shattered bones that makes her uneasy; there's an overwhelming sense of evil in the tomb that Alice finds hard to shake off, even in the bright French sunshine. Puzzled by the words carved inside the chamber, Alice has an uneasy feeling that she has disturbed something which was meant to remain hidden...Eight hundred …+ read more
When Dr Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons during an archaeological dig in southern France, she unearths a link with a horrific and brutal past. But it's not just the sight of the shattered bones that makes her uneasy; there's an overwhelming sense of evil in the tomb that Alice finds hard to shake off, even in the bright French sunshine. Puzzled by the words carved inside the chamber, Alice has an uneasy feeling that she has disturbed something which was meant to remain hidden...

Eight hundred years ago, on the night before a brutal civil war ripped apart Languedoc, a book was entrusted to Alais, a young herbalist and healer. Although she cannot understand the symbols and diagrams the book contains, Alais knows her destiny lies in protecting their secret, at all costs.
Skilfully blending the lives of two women divided by centuries but united by a common destiny, LABYRINTH is a powerful story steeped in the atmosphere and history of southern France.

Part of a Bookring...

Shipping list (Finalized):


Dreamer-kitty (CDN- Int'l)
madnad (SP - EU ship pref.)
jneni (SING - ship Int'l)
LinusandLucy49 (AUS - ship int'l)
Parisfrance312 (US - ship US)<---- book is on it's way here
Maurean (US - ship)
Crossing-Guard (CDN)

Please could you all do five things:


1. Make a quick journal entry when you receive the book.
2. Read and send on within 3 weeks - or make a journal entry to let us know how you're getting on if you need longer.
3. Make a journal entry when you've finished.
4. Use the cheapest method of shipping available.
5. Include a postcard with a note about your home town - true - date recieved & date shipped out. When the book gets back here, it will have all sorts of stories to tell about the places it's visited.

Journal Entry 2 by Dreamer-kitty at on Saturday, April 18, 2009

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Mailed to Madnad yesterday by Air Mail. Should be there within 6-10 business days.

Sincerely,
Dreamer-kitty


Journal Entry 3 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Friday, April 24, 2009
This arrived today! Thanks, Dreamer-kitty, also for the postcard:) I will read this as soon as I've finished my current read.

Journal Entry 4 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Sunday, May 03, 2009
I really like historical fiction... but this book, in my opinion, was rubbish. I thought the story line was boring, I found some of the characters irritating (incl. Alice and the way her actions were described)... Sorry. I had high expectations for this book, as a really good friend recommended it, but I am very disappointed and many a times I felt like giving up, as I also felt it was unnecessarily long. Thank you for sharing, though. I hope the other readers will enjoy it much more than I did:)

I'll pass this on to jneni as soon as I get her address!

Journal Entry 5 by madnad from Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain on Tuesday, May 05, 2009
sent to jneni today!

Journal Entry 6 by jneni on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I got this in the mail today. Tomorrow I'm going on a holiday and I still have several bookrings with me. So, I'll try to get on to this asap :) Thank you for including me.

Journal Entry 7 by jneni on Monday, June 15, 2009
Can't say I enjoyed this very much. I've tried reading it a couple times and I never get to finish this. I felt that the writing was quite cumbersome in a sense that a lot of situations were way too much exaggerated and a lot of metaphors were wrongly used which makes the book ended up being longer than it was supposed to be. While the historical bit was interesting and I do appreciate the author's effort in the research that she took to write this book, I thought it could have been better if Alice was not as irritating as she was. Thank you for including me! I'll PM the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 8 by jneni at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Sorry I forgot to make a release note. I mailed this book to LinusandLucy49 last week. This was mailed out by surface mail as the book is too thick :) Thank you for including me! Have fun reading!

Journal Entry 9 by LinusandLucy49 on Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Received from jneni in Singapore - on the 26th June, and am currently just 100 or so pages into it. Interesting enough historically, and I'm a little concerned it'll be a "Da Vinci code-ish" type of book as I'm not enjoying Moss's writing style. Hope to make it to the end.

However, it's great to be involved in my first Bookring, & thanks for starting thid loop Dreamer-kitty.

I've much to do over ther next 2 weekends (off to my first visit to Singapore on the 16th), so may require an extra week to ? find the Grail at the end of (the) Labyrinth.
Cheers
15th July

I struggled, but did finish this book. Mosse is a poor storyteller I think.

I found it a rather cynical attempt to (? make money) and develop a quest plot line redolent of Yes, the Da Vinci Code conspiracy, but much less suspenseful than the latter but just about as ridiculous. I also felt the author somewhat calculated in resorting to the 'labyrinthe Walk Guide'. Again this follows Dan Brown and Carlos Ruiz Zafon's ("Shadow of the Wind")lead, and again, far less engagingly than the latter.

I found the characters two dimensional, the dialogue 'clunky', and the storyline?plotline stretched my credulity even more than Dan Brown's DVC. I was expecting more detail regarding the Cathars, and more content regarding the actual interrogation dialogue and 'verbal techniques' used by the Inquisitors.

I'm sending this on tomorrow to ParisFrance.... Bon Voyage Labyrinthe, I hope you find a better welcome in your next home.

However, DreamerKitty, thanks for starting this BR, it's an ill wind that blows no good, for my up-line bookringer jneni and Yours Truly are to meet in Singapore this weekend, and will share books and break bread together. Pics to follow !

Cheers to you all and especially to ParisFrance....



Journal Entry 10 by Parisfrance312 from Alcoa, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I got this book today. I am almost done reading another book, so I will start this one next. I will try very hard to read it within 3 weeks.

Thank you for including me.

Journal Entry 11 by Parisfrance312 from Alcoa, Tennessee USA on Saturday, August 15, 2009
I have finished the book! Very exciting. I thought that it was well written, though slightly confusing at times. I enjoyed it very much. The ending of the book was very exciting to me. I will be contacting the next person so that it can be passed on.

Journal Entry 12 by Parisfrance312 at Maryville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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I sent this book yesterday. I hope that the next person in line enjoys it as much as I did.

Welcome to Book Crossing! If you are reading this, then you have caught one of my books. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Please register the book and tell me what you thought about it. When you are done reading it, please release it again and we will see where it goes. If you decide to join BookCrossing, please put my name, ParisFrance312, in as your referring member.

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Journal Entry 13 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, August 31, 2009
Wow...this one's a *chunkster*, isn't it?! Luckily, I have just finished my 'current' read, and can get started on this one right away.

Thanks for sharin' it, Dreamer-Kitty, and I'll journal again once I'm through.

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