Mr.Potter

by Jamaica Kincaid | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0701173726 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingsoffitta1wing of Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on 4/6/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingsoffitta1wing from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Monday, April 06, 2009
Got from Bookmooch.

Mr. Potter's life, from a long line of unacknowledged children, to not acknowledging his own daughter. An interesting look at life on the island as well as a good story. It is told in a very oral style, with repetitions, just as though you were at Kincaid's knee listening to her.

Taking this to the Portuguese Convention 2009.

Journal Entry 2 by wingsoffitta1wing at First Portuguese BC convention in Maceda, Aveiro Portugal on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/9/2009 UTC) at First Portuguese BC convention in Maceda, Aveiro Portugal

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Taken to the 2009 Convention, Portugal.

Journal Entry 3 by wingArvoreswing from Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Saturday, May 09, 2009
Caught in the Portuguese Convention. My first book by this author.
Thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 4 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This book is written in a peculiar way. If you read it loud, it will sound like a song or a nursery rhyme. I've found this interesting in the beginning, but it became a bit annoying or boring by the second half of the book.
Anyway, I kept on reading and finished it. Close to the end, I've found a paragraph that made me think (and still resonates):

"Because I learned how to read and how to write, only so is Mr Potter's life known, his smallness becomes large, his anonymity is stripped away, his silence broken. Mr Potter himself says nothing, nothing at all. How sad it is never to hear your voice again and sadder still never to have had a voice to begin with."

The book was sent today to the winner of the "Authors from unusual countries sweepstake". Funny that I have met the winner at the first Portuguese BC Convention, where I caught this book :-)

Happy travels! And happy readings :-)

Journal Entry 5 by conto at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, July 28, 2017
Got it today! A book from Antigua and Barbuda. Couldn't get more unusual than that! You win in the category, Mr. Arvores :)
Thanks so very much for all this. For putting up this sweepstake, for the invitation at the portuguese forum and, of course, for sending out this book to me.
I'm really pleased with winning this sweeps, what an amazing experience it's been!

Journal Entry 6 by conto at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The genre of this book is very difficult to define: is it a memoir? is it prose or is it poetry? difficult to say as they are so intertwined... Like it's said in previous JEs, it's a very oral writing and it does make one remember old nursery rhimes.
The author narrates the story in a circular way, so that time and space are all blurred; at first it seems to be the story of her father, but then we realize it is her own story.
It is a very nice story, but it does get veeeeeery boring, it's like we're fishing, we have to be patient and at times something can get caught.
Anyway, it was nice getting into Antigua by the hand of Mr. Potter's Daughter :)

Weird to think that between receiving this book and now, more precisely in September 2017, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 95% of Barbuda's buildings and infrastructure, everyone on the island having to be evacuated to Antigua! :(

Available now for whoever wants to read it.

Journal Entry 7 by conto at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/30/2018 UTC) at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal

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It didn't stick long to my shelf, after all...
Decided to make it move along, for the purpose of the new year's unusual countries sweepstake.
It'll go surfacemail though, so I guess it'll take some time to arrive to it's destiny...
Have fun, lucky winner! :)

Journal Entry 8 by wingJ4shawwing at Boise, Idaho USA on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thank you Conto for this book for the Authors from unusual countries sweepstakes - January 2018.

Thanks also go to Sakirmo for organising the Sweeps.
Who knows, maybe this will be the year I manage to complete the 666 - an around the world reading challenge.

Journal Entry 9 by wingJ4shawwing at Little Free Library - The Emrick Family in Boise, Idaho USA on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (9/11/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library - The Emrick Family in Boise, Idaho USA

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Releasing this book at the The Emrick Family Little Free Library as need to cull before leaving the country.

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