8 journalers for this copy...
This book ist part of a triple RAY. The follwoing Bookcrossers read along:
"megami-no-ushi" from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"kizmiaz" from Lisboa, Belém, Portugal (EU preferred)
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To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at the Joshua Tree Cafe on Edmonton Trail. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!
I'm really curious about this author.
The characters are the major difference, in this story the characters are dynamic and engaging and make you care about them, in Ring this didn't really happened for me.
The plot also seems tighter and smoother, no events seem forced, it's like the author really wanted to draw the reader into the story, instead of being just a bystander.
I really enjoyed the description of the city life, how Ando has to catch trains and change trains all over Tokyo, the description of the buildings and the settings in general, I feel the author was more focussed and inspired in this second novel of the trilogy and he really does a great job with the virus in order to keep the story interesting and moving.
A good thriller, scary at times that leaves you thinking about how can this story possibly ever end on a good note?
Now moving on to Loop.
- I think a month per book is time enough for you to read this trilogy if you think you won't make it no problem, just let me know so I can post a little warning to the following BC'er, it's all a matter of courtesy;
- Please do not forget to make a JE when you get it and when you send it on to the next, that way we'll all know where the book is;
- There is no limit to people on this BRay, the more the merrier;
- I'll organize this by country so it won't be too pricey for anyone;
- Because life's hard for a lot of us, please feel free to ship by surface mail;
- The last person on the BRay is free to do with the books as he pleases, you might even want to help it continuing its journey.
- vcrazygirl - Portugal
- salvami - Ireland
- BoekenTrol - Netherlands
- LilyKlip - Germany
- biisbsw - USA<--It's Here!
- Rrrcaron - USA
I promise it will continue his journey this month! :D
Thanks for sending them out to me, salvami and for starting this ray, kizmiaz! Look forward to reading them. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
And again, for me it wasn't a GREAT book. I'm still looking for the mixture of Haruki Murakami and Stephen King, since I like both writers a lot. Okay, there are some supernatural / surrealistic / horror things to this book, but nothing that made my hair stand up straight (like some books of King do) or have my head shake in disbelief / amazament about what Murakami made up and wrote down (like it was every day business).
The fact that this book was written as an independant entity, but still more or less a sequel, made it neccessary to add somewhere in the book more information about what had happened in Ring. I didn't like that. To me that felt like, excuse me, but I'm still writing it down, cheap filling of pages. Like in the books of Jean M. Auel, where in later works many pages are filled with things that have happened in earlier times. I think one should either make it a real trilogy (then the writer wouldn't have to repeat himself) or make it a seperate book. The way it turned out here, I think I would have chosen the latter.
Nevertheless, despite all the comment above, I kept reading and liking the new parts that I read. A person gets a puzzle that he wants to solve at all costs. Not realizing it at first, but slowly but steadily sinking deaper into the whole story. Putting aside all initial disbelief and thoughts of impossibilities, again a pair of 'investigators' get on thenext part of the trail that was started when 4 teenagers watched a videotape. This new turn in the story is well constructed and well told.
Since the last part is also here, I will continue reading that one now. I do hope that that one is not repeating a lot from book 1 and 2...
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I hope they arrive safe and soon.
After reading this book I do not feel like I want to read book number 3 and will pass on the trilogy to the next person as soon as I have an address.
Thank you for sharing the books!