The Baron in the Trees- BOOKRING
7 journalers for this copy...
Cosimo, a young italian nobleman of eigtheenth century, rebels against parental authorityby climbing into trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence - hunts, sows crops, plays games with earthbound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the age of Voltaire pass by and a new century dawn.
enjoy the book and i look forward to reading all your comments.
HOW TO USE MY BOOKRING
1. First of all, as soon as the book arrives, please make a journal entry to show it has arrived safely.
2. PM the person next in line in order to obtain his/her mailing address and to find out if he/she is prepared to receive the book in the near future. If the person is going away on vacation, please PM me and I will move him/her down the line (suggestions welcome).
3. After reading the book, make another entry and add your comments as you like, please do!
4. Make release note and mail the book to the next reader
AND just one more addition to the ring conditions:
PLEASE, please, do a new journal every 30-35 days so that we know what the status of the book is and well let us know if you want to keep the book more than 3 months, thanks all.
I loved it. (Sorry, reviews aren't my strong point, and anyway I don't want to give too much away!)
Went in the post to MrBones yesterday. I hope it gets there safely.
2nd September 2003.
But I´ll better wait with praise until I´ve finished it. Maybe it turns out to have a really bad ending. I doubt it, though! ;-)
Thanks to katayoun for starting this bookring and of course to kangaroo for sending it to me.
It reminded me a little of Coelho´s Alchemist; poetic, witty, wise and an absolute fascinating and adorable main character. Plus it´s brilliantly written. A fairy tale for grown ups.
I´ll hopefully manage to send it on tomorrow to letra in Portugal.
Regensburg, 9th of September
The Baron in the Trees is so far the most beautiful book I read this year. Like others have said, it's almost like a fairy tale.
I'm really sorry to have kept it for so long, but i had a very busy month with little time for reading.
Thanks Katayoun for sharing and MrBones for mailing.
But he would continuously change them around, according to his studies and tastes of the moment, for he considered books as rather like birds and it saddened him to see them caged or still.
[november 3rd: i've just mailed the book to MalachiConstant. Enjoy the envelope and stamps!]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This was a wonderful little book about a boy who decides to live his life in the trees. I especially enjoyed the cyclical nature of the book and the childhood memories it rekindled for me.
Many thanks to Katayoun for introducing this book to me, as I'd never heard of it before and will now have to get my own copy! I'll send it on as soon as I get an address.