The Magdalene Scrolls

by Barbara Wood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0751517232 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghippoleinwing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/30/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 30, 2009
Warner Books 1996
272 pages

From the back cover:
Whilst deciphering the newly discovered Magdalene Scrolls, Benjamin Messer finds himself inexorably drawn into the past. Who was David Ben Jonah, the author of the Scrolls, and what was the dreadful secret that compelled him to write them? Above all, why does Benjamin find his task so compulsively and inescapably fascinating.

As Ben digs ever deeper, the riddle of the Scrolls becomes terrifyingly personal. He is haunted by the spirit of the first-century murderer who wrote them. Possessed by the past, Ben can only struggle to free his consciousness from the overpowering but deadly burden of David's guilt...

Released 9 yrs ago (11/27/2010 UTC) at -- Kampin terminaalin kierrätyshylly in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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The book can be found on the small bookshelf near the information point of the shopping mall and near the escalators down to the long distance busses.

Journal Entry 3 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 27, 2010
I saw this and many other bookcrossing books when I was at the Kamppi bookshelf, recycling some books and magazines. I decided to take The Magdalene Scrolls with me because it has been on my wishlist a long time. I then went to run my errands at Kamppi, and 3 hours later when I walked past the bookshelf again, I noticed almost all the books and magazines were already gone, including the ones I brought. Stuff is recycled truly quickly via the bookshelf in Kamppi!

Journal Entry 4 by CandyDarling at Arabian Katufestivaali in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/12/2012 UTC) at Arabian Katufestivaali in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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At the bookcrossing table at Arabian katufestivaali.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, June 03, 2012
No luck at the street festival, let's see if somebody at the BC Summer Meeting would be interested.
Edit: Noticed that this is on somebody's wishlist, suggesting a swap. Or is it swop?

Journal Entry 6 by wingkirjakkowing at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (6/8/2012 UTC) at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands

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Off to dutch-flybabe for a swap to James Herriot's Animal Stories (audiobook). Thanks a bunch and enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 7 by dutch-flybabe at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, June 17, 2012
This book arrived safely at my house yesterday with this neat card in it (which I will use as a bookmark while reading it). I finished a book this morning so I started reading this book straight away. Thanks for trading kirjakko!

Journal Entry 8 by dutch-flybabe at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, June 22, 2012
Just finished reading this book. I'm I the first to read this book by the way? You sure missed out on a great story! I don't know if this story is based on true history, but I sure did find it interesting to read more about early Judaism and Christianity (and I do not even believe in a deity myself). Yep, I definately want to read more books by this author!

Journal Entry 9 by dutch-flybabe at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, November 02, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (11/2/2012 UTC) at Ede, Gelderland Netherlands

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I mailing this book to Moriquen today in trade for The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell.
Thanks for trading and happy reading!

Journal Entry 10 by wingMoriquenwing at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
You are fast ... or maybe I'm just very slow. I received the Magdalene Scrolls today, but I have yet to send you 'The Last Kingdom'. ;) But it is coming your way!! Thanks for sending me the book, I think this might just be right up my alley!

Journal Entry 11 by wingMoriquenwing at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Sunday, February 04, 2018
I don't know why I left this book lying around for so long. I think that around the time I received this book, I was really into this kind of stories and perhaps I had had a bit of an overdose.
The beginning of this book reminded me again why I like this 'genre' (if you can call it that) so much. I was immediately immersed in the lives of Ben Messer and David Ben Jonah. I was really hoping for new scrolls together with them. However somewhere in the second half of the book my enthousiasm lessened a bit. Ben's obsession with David became just a bit too much for me, especially later on in the story. And that kind of killed it for me a little. The ending left me wondering, but not in a good way. (More in a bored kind of way, not believing that this was the complete explanation for all Ben's irratic behaviour.)

Journal Entry 12 by wingMoriquenwing at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/22/2018 UTC) at Broechem, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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Handed this book to an interested collegue at work. Happy travels little book!

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