The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060512822 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing of San Ramon, California USA on 3/15/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing from San Ramon, California USA on Monday, March 15, 2010
I LOVE THIS NOVEL!!!! It is one of my all time favorites. There is so much going on in this novel--- It's like peeling away layers of an onion. Loved reading the various chapters from the perspective of each of the five women in this novel. Barbara Kingsolver is an awesome writer.

I'll be mailing it off as part of the 2010 International Women's Day Book Exchange I've organized.

Journal Entry 2 by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (3/17/2010 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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I am releasing this novel for the International Women's Day Book Exchange. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 26, 2010
I read this book several years ago and absolutely loved it--it's one of my all-time favourites. I've been meaning to reread it for years, so now I will! A perfect choice for International Women's Day. Thank you so much, FeistyPom2Love!


Journal Entry 4 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (3/12/2011 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Thank you, FeistyPom, for the chance to revisit a much-loved book.

Offered in Annimanni's All About Africa VBB. Sent by surface mail to ApoloniaX today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Just received it, along with a wishlist book and tea!
Thanks a lot, jumpingin!

Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Friday, April 27, 2012
Haven't read it yet, but got my own copy in the meantime. And this one will travel to Bloedengel soon - either by post or handed over personally (I hope for the latter...).

ETA: Read it in the meantime. Brilliant novel that combines a family saga with Congo's history. All I knew about it beforehand was that it's about some missionary family in Africa - and I hoped that it wouldn't be some annoying tale about proselytising the "heathens". Far from it, it's rather about the destructive forces of missionary zeal. In the end the preacher didn't even convert his own family but goes wandering into the heart of darkness. I was often reminded of Theroux's novel "The Mosquito Coast".
I found the characters well-depicted, but still a bit one-dimensional - they didn't come alive emotionally for me, instead they sometimes seemed more like caricatures. I enjoyed the portayal of the Congolese village though, and the descriptions of the daughters' slowly growing awareness to African realities. The writing is beautiful, and the technique of rotating viewpoints good. However, in the end "things fall apart, the centre cannot hold..." and I mean the novel (not the Congo or Achebe), the narrative becomes a bit tedious.

Journal Entry 7 by wingApoloniaXwing at Wishlist Tag Game, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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This is one third of a triple tag.
Off to Bloedengel.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Monday, May 07, 2012
It's impossible to find a copy over here, so I'm very happy that I can now read yours :-)
I'll pass it on afterwards.
It's not only part of the 1001-list, it is part of Belgiums shameful colonial history and I feel it is therefor necessary our youngsters read and get to know about this.
Not that I am that young anymore LOL

Journal Entry 9 by wingbloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, February 15, 2013
Gripping, surprising, often 'deep'. I liked this book - a lot. I finally found myself my own copy to reread later.


Journal Entry 10 by wingbloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, February 15, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (2/15/2013 UTC) at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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Of to Finland in the wishlist tag game, enjoy !

Journal Entry 11 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thank you very much for this wishlist book! I look forward to reading it:)

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