On Chesil Beach

by Ian McEwan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780099512790 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Wattgirl of Spiekeroog, Niedersachsen Germany on 4/29/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Wattgirl from Spiekeroog, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come....

Journal Entry 2 by Wattgirl at Spiekeroog, Niedersachsen Germany on Monday, May 04, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (5/4/2009 UTC) at Spiekeroog, Niedersachsen Germany



Ich schicke das Buch als Book Ray auf die Reise - Erste station ist Mysticcat in Wien.Noch angemeldet haben sich: Qantaga, Urfin, erinacea und Sheepseeker. Danach kann es nach eigene Belieben frohlich durch die Welt sausen!

I'm sending this book to Mysticcat in Vienna as a book ray. When it gets to sheepseeker, it's up to her to decide if she wants to release it, or send it on around the world!

Journal Entry 3 by mysticcat from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Danke - dieses Buch ist gestern gut bei mir gangekommen - allerdings war das Kuvert geöffnet und der Sticker mit "Büchersendung" heruntergerissen - dem Buch ist aber nichts passiert. Ich hoffe, dass es nicht schlimm ist, wenn es bis Pfingsten dauern könnte, bis ich es gelesen habe.

Journal Entry 4 by mysticcat from Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Monday, May 18, 2009
Thank you very much for sendig this book as a bookray. I just finished it (a little later than I hoped to do so). I enjoyed the beginning of the book, but in the middle (after the first backflash) I think the story got a bit boring, and just started making sense on the last two pages.

After all (and after 160 pages) I started thinking about decision making in life - what chances do I let pass by because of doing nothing at all?

Not among my favourites or best reads ever - but quiet okay! Thank you very much for this ray.

RESERVED for Qantaga (got her adress already - thank you)and will send the book tomorrow

Released 9 yrs ago (5/19/2009 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria



Der RAY hat sich auf dem Weg zur nächsten Station gemacht. Vielen lieben Dank für's Mitlesen lassen.

Journal Entry 6 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Monday, May 25, 2009
The book arrived safely :). I'll get started right away. Thanks for offering this as a bookring (and also thanks for sending)!

Journal Entry 7 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Thursday, June 11, 2009
I'm not sure what to say about this book. At first, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to finish it at all because I just couldn't relate to the characters and I found their stories quite dull. But then I was glad I persevered - the second part was a lot better and I really liked the ending.
Thanks a lot for sharing this! Will travel on to Urfin tomorrow.

Journal Entry 8 by wingUrfinwing from Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thank you, the book has arrived. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 9 by wingUrfinwing from Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, July 21, 2009
After Atonement, Saturday, and Enduring Love, this is my fourth McEwan.
It is certainly better than the latter, which I'd rather unlearn again... but it is somewhat different than the above three.
I'm astonished how very convincingly (male) McEwan writes the female character. Florence is totally believable.
I read the first four parts so far but not part five, so I don't now yet how the situation will resolve (if it resolves at all... as I hope...) but here is one nice paragraph:
"He was discovering that being in love was not a steady state, but a matter of fresh surges and waves, and he was experiencing one now." (p.125)

Too bad they were too young and proud to talk :o(

Journal Entry 10 by wingUrfinwing at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, July 24, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (7/24/2009 UTC) at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany



Ok, I finished it yesterday, and will put it in the mailbox now, for Sheepseeker.

Journal Entry 11 by Sheepseeker from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Heute eingetroffen - vielen Dank!

Journal Entry 12 by Sheepseeker from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, August 08, 2009
Hm, on the one hand I liked the story. Like the topic and the structure, changing in years and view. The ending is just brilliant...

On the other hand I would have liked even more background on Edward and Florence. I always felt there was something missing. Maybe, it's because I'm usually not into short stories.

Thanks for sharing the book with us, Wattgirl! As I'm the last reader of the ray, I'll take it with me tomorrow and see if someone at the Bonn-Rheinauen-Picknick is interested in it...

Journal Entry 13 by Sheepseeker at Rheinaue in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, August 09, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/9/2009 UTC) at Rheinaue in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany



Hängt rund um den Rosengarten!


Lieber Finder,

dieses Buch wurde nicht verloren, sondern absichtlich hinterlassen, um gefunden zu werden. Du kannst (musst aber nicht!) es lesen und dann wieder frei lassen, damit es seine Reise um die Welt fortsetzen kann.

Das deutschsprachige Forum findest Du hier und die deutsche Support-Seite ist auch sehr hilfreich.

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Vielen Dank für Deinen Eintrag und viel Spaß mit dem Buch und vielleicht auch bei Bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 14 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, September 13, 2009
it´`s a summer book


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