Wanting

by Richard Flanagan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781741666557 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tqd of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 5/13/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Generously donated to me to start the Miles Franklin Bookring challenge - this book has been short listed for the 2009 Miles Franklin Award, see DrCris' bookshelf for details of all the rings/rays. (I do have my own copy of this book, but got all a bit Inner Greedy Child about letting go of it, and then Jubby found another pristine copy, second hand. Hurrah for Jubby!)

Participants TBA...

Journal Entry 2 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Participants include (order not determined as yet, and, hey, we'll probably be flexible and just pass it along as it suits):

goodthinkingmax
Freepages
freelunch
livrecache
jubby
DrCris
bookseekerAT

Journal Entry 3 by tqd at Balmain, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (7/14/2009 UTC) at Balmain, New South Wales Australia

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Finally kickstarting this ray by passing it along to goodthinkingmax today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by goodthinkingmax from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thanks for a lovely lunch tqd and jubby. I will add this to my Bookring queue of about five.

Journal Entry 5 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wanting is here! Thanks GTM.
It joins the flood of bookrings that have arrived in August.

I can't resist saying this, "I've been really WANTING to read this". IT's my first Flanagan novel. I have 2 others waiting on the bookshelf for me but haven't quite got there yet.

I've read a couple of fictional variations on Dickens life this year Jack Maggs and the Girl in the Blue Dress. I've also, read Great Expectations, so it appears I'm having a bit of a Dickens of a year. I'm really interested to see how this matches up to the others.

Journal Entry 6 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, August 29, 2009
Read 28-30 August 2009
Pages: 252.

Well, the story about Mathinna was far more powerful then the Dickens part. In fact, I didn't feel that the Dickens parts were as well developed as in the other fictional accounts I've read this year. But the parts set in Tasmania more than make up for it.
Richard Flanagan has published some notes on the major characters on his website and I was interested to see a link to a drawing of Mathinna.
I'll also be interested to see if Breath is as good as this one.

I've also got Ice here to send to Dr Chris, so if it is ok with everyone else, I'll take up TQD's offer to pass it along as suits, and pass this along to Dr Chris next.

DrChris asked to be skipped for the moment, so it's back to the normal program and on to Freelunch next, as soon as I finish one other book so both books can travel in the same book baggie.

Journal Entry 7 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, October 05, 2009

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Wanting is, finally,off in the post to Freelunch today!

Enjoy.

:-)

Journal Entry 8 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Monday, October 12, 2009
received today, thanks FreePages (and thanks to tqd for making this book available)

I might sit on this one for a month or so as I owe books to a few people (again!) and I imagine livrecache is in a similar situation :)


Journal Entry 9 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Thursday, March 11, 2010
I started on this book today and it has failed the 50-page-test for me in a big way. everyone is too miserable for me.

my reading has tapered off in the past six months and in order to kick-start it I'm avoiding anything that might expand my horizons as a reader, its strictly comfort-zone material for me for the forseeable future..

sending this book on to livrecache today..

Journal Entry 10 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, April 10, 2010
I do apologise. I've had this book in my possession for quite some time – and even started reading it when I got it, but I'll have to start again, as it's too long ago now. I've been backing and forthing across Bass Strait, and trying to work things out for our eventual move to Hobart within the next couple of months, so I've been fairly distracted. I'm trying to catch up with a lot of things now, BC being among them.

Thanks for sharing TQD.

Journal Entry 11 by livrecache at Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Abject apologies for holding this book up for so long. I've PM'd jubby and will send it off today.

Journal Entry 12 by AlaskaJade at Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Friday, August 16, 2019
Not read. Taking to a book fair tomorrow in the hope that someone will appreciate it.

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