The Music of Chance

by Paul Auster | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571165265 Global Overview for this book
Registered by shovelmonkey1 of Crystal Palace, Greater London United Kingdom on 12/25/2009
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18 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by shovelmonkey1 from Crystal Palace, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, December 25, 2009
The final part of my paul auster collection. Thanks to my dad who spent a lot of time and effort trying to get second hand 1001 books from my christmas wish list! Will read and release soon.

Journal Entry 2 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Saturday, October 23, 2010
Started reading today and am loving it so far. Unlike other Auster novels and the protaganist is not a writer for once. Well done on the departure from the norm Mr Auster!

Journal Entry 3 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Sunday, October 24, 2010
The best Paul Auster book i've read so far. The suspensful story of Jim Nashe and Jack Pozzi is brilliantly written and true to form, Auster gives very little away, while maintaining the pace of the story and creating a real page turner. The story took a different turn to the one I was expecting and I am pretty sure that the final message in this book is that you come into this life with nothing and go out with nothing regardless of what you do in between.

This book is now on offer as an international *1001 books* bookray.

Journal Entry 4 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, November 01, 2010
This book is now heading out on an International bookray! Participants are as follows:

shovelmonkey1 - HOST
cat207 - Australia - Intl
Caroley UK - EU
pinkydinky - UK- EU
mafarrimond UK - EU
Kingfan30 UK - EU
simson-shilitoe EU - EU
sintra - EU - EU
symphonicca - EU - EU
caterinax - EU - EU
danielle23 - UK/EU
sarahbe1 - EU - US<-------- THIS BOOK IS NOW TRAVELLING HERE
allthesepieces - US - US
agrace - US/US
arugh48187 US/US
princessaurora - US/Intl
Sfogs - NZ/Intl
Please register this book once you receive it and always pm the next person in the line to ensure that they still wish to receive this book and be included in the bookray. Keep us up to date with your progress too, but no time limits are applied for reading this book... I know everyone is busy and everyone reads at their own pace.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, November 01, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (11/2/2010 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

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This book is now travelling to cat207 who is first in line for this bookray,. Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 6 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Arrived in today's mail. I do have a couple ahead.

Journal Entry 7 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Friday, November 26, 2010
I bumped this one up the queue as I knew it wouldn't take long to read.
Wow, what an ending. I felt like I was in it.
I've PM'd Caroley and will have this in Monday's mail. Thanks shovelmonkey1 for another off the '1001' list.

Journal Entry 8 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Received today thanks.


Journal Entry 9 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, December 09, 2010
Marvellous! I really enjoyed this. Loved the way the suspense built up at the end but was shocked by the last page. So not what I was expecting.

Thanks for sharing this Shovelmonkey1. I've already PMd the next on the list and have an address, so will get this moving on asap.

Journal Entry 10 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, December 12, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (12/12/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted 2nd class to pinkydinky

Journal Entry 11 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 17, 2010
Dropped through the letterbox today. Thank you.

Journal Entry 12 by pinkydinky at Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A fantastic book. Whilst I could see where the book was going at times, the end came as a surprise to me. I love a book with an ending that comes out of the blue. In parts the story was incredibly creepy. Two bits that stick out for me were the reference to work making you free and the collection of spectacles.

Will PM next in line but will not post until the new year.

Journal Entry 13 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Brilliant. Next book to be read!

Journal Entry 14 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Possibly the best Auster novel that I have read so far. The ending took me completely by surprise.

Journal Entry 15 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/19/2011 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Posting on to kingfan30. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 16 by kingfan30 at Corby Glen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 28, 2011
Book arrived safe and sound will be next book on the list once I have finished The Picture of Dorian Gray. Thanks for sharing x

2 Feb 11 - An unusual story which I enjoyed very much. I figurered out the ending about two pages before I got there! A good story I could not put down, in fact it only took me two evenings!!

Journal Entry 17 by kingfan30 at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/2/2011 UTC) at Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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On its way to simson-shilitoe

Journal Entry 18 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
The book arrived alongside with Jules Verne`s "Around The World In Eighty Days" in today`s mail and will be next book on the list.

Thank you very much for including me in this bookring, shovelmonkey1.

And thank you very much for posting, kingfan30.

Journal Entry 19 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Friday, February 18, 2011
There is something about "The Music of Chance" that makes the reader fall in love with Paul Auster. It could be the clarity of his prose and his real precision with language. It might be that he takes an idea, two men being forced to build a wall because they lost a poker game, and elevates it from the absurd to the brilliant. The novel speaks about chance - brief encounters with people and ideas. It is a well written novel.


Posting to "sintra" as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 20 by Simson-Shilitoe at Germersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, February 21, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/21/2011 UTC) at Germersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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Posted to the next person of the bookring in the late afternoon after finishing today`s work.

Happy journey and happy reading.

Journal Entry 21 by sintra at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, February 26, 2011
The book arrived yesterday and will be read after my current book. Thanks a lot!

And a special thanks for the nice surprise in the package - I love Ritter Sport! :-)

Journal Entry 22 by sintra at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, March 14, 2011
I really enjoyed this book! Although I'd seen the film adaptation before, the story and the end still had a great impact. There was an interesting parallel to my previous book, The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien - the question of the miniature model inside the miniature model.

Thanks a lot for sharing this book! It will be on its way again soon.

Edit, 23.03.: On its way to symphonicca now. Enjoy! :-)

This book is part of the 666 for 2011 Reading Challenge. It's my first book for North and Central America as the author is from the US where the book is set, too.

Journal Entry 23 by symphonicca at Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Saturday, March 26, 2011
Caught!

Thanks for the patience waiting for my address, sintra! I am very excited to read this book (loooooooooooooved Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster), and so will start reading very soon

Journal Entry 24 by symphonicca at Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, April 08, 2011
Great book! Plodding, exciting, simple, dedicated. A blind and somewhat dysfuntional commitment to commitment. Paul Auster is a great author--- there is a difference between writing and storytelling. He does both exceedingly well. Will contiue on my Auster odyssey. Thanks for allowing me the chance to add to the collection!

Will send along to the next reader when address is received.

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Mailed to the next on the list April 16th

Journal Entry 25 by caterinax at Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Arrived this morning and have already started it. Thanks symphonicca!

Journal Entry 26 by caterinax at Thessaloniki - Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloniki Greece on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Paul Auster never fails to impress me. The book is now on it's way to danielle23, posted it a couple of days ago.

Journal Entry 27 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The book arrived safely today, thank you. I will make it my current read as I have no other rings/rays with me at the moment xx

Journal Entry 28 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2011
Another great Auster. Slow yet compelling as the pace did not detract from the story for me. The suspense was great yet i found the ending too abrupt as there were far too many loose ends left lying around. Flower and Stone?? What happened there? And Pozzi too?

A great book through which will leave me thinking about it for a while yet. This was number 289 for me. Will get this into the post as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing Caz and for adding me so late in the day xx

Journal Entry 29 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, July 11, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (7/11/2011 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Off to the next in line, thanks for sharing xx

Thank you! will get to this as soon as possible! The first mail I recieved at my new house, btw! How's that for at good luck-wish?

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Finished it last night. As usual with Paul Auster's books, it left med with this eerie, nightmarish feeling, but it's still such an awesome read - thanks to his excellent writing.

Yes, a lot of loose ends, but I've come to expect nothing less from this author.

On to the next person as soon as I recieve an address.

Journal Entry 31 by wingDeepswampwing at Stockholm city, Södermanland Sweden on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Found Espressohouse
If it is à bookring I will let it continue its traven!

Journal Entry 32 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time to travel - It Will take a trip to Norway since nobody have avsked for it!

Happy Reading!
Happy christmas! The cover is for you!

Journal Entry 33 by wingMLAwing at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, December 30, 2013
Got this from Sweden as part of a Christmas gift game. Looks exciting. Thank you.

Journal Entry 34 by wingMLAwing at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, July 19, 2015
I have finally read this book, and for some reason this book wasn't "my cup of tea".

Well, the book is now available, and if the bookray is still on I can send it to the next on the list when I get the address.

Journal Entry 35 by wingMLAwing at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (8/12/2015 UTC) at OsloS-OBCZ in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway

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Released in the zone during our monthly meet up in the OsloS OBCZ.

Journal Entry 36 by wingOsloS-OBCZwing at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In the zone.

Journal Entry 37 by gunvor at Herlev, København Amt Denmark on Monday, August 24, 2015
This book has certainly travelled a bit! Found the BC zone while my kids were getting an ice cream on the way to the airport. Lucky me the zone had a Paul Auster book:-)

Journal Entry 38 by gunvor at Herlev, København Amt Denmark on Thursday, October 27, 2016
A brilliant book by Paul Auster! He really writes in a dark yet very simple style which I enjoy a lot. And also teaches you a lesson never to play poker! This book will be passed on to another Auster - fan, my sister, Haugtussa.

Journal Entry 39 by gunvor at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (10/31/2016 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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This book will travel from sister to sister by the help of our mother. I hope you haven't read this one yet Haugtussa, if not, you have something to look forward to.

Journal Entry 40 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, November 19, 2016
Got this well travelled book from my sister. Will get to it soonish, as Auster is one of my favourite authors.

Journal Entry 41 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, May 12, 2017
Sometimes I'm just very, very slow... I was well into the book before it dawned on me that I had read it before! To my excuse it is eight years ago. However, I enjoyed re-reading the book, even if I did remember the twists and turns. Auster is an author I never tire of, and now I know I can re-read his books with joy!

Journal Entry 42 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (5/24/2017 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

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A well-travelled gem. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 43 by ukcanaus at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thanks for this birthday RABCK, Haugtussa! It's been a while since I read a novel by Paul Auster, so look forward to reading this very well-travelled book soon.

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