The Blue Fox

by Sjón | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781846590375 Global Overview for this book
Registered by VeganMedusa of Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on 7/23/2010
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Friday, July 23, 2010
Product Description

“The Blue Fox is a magical novel.”—Bjork

The year is 1883, and the stark Icelandic landscape is the backdrop for this spellbinding fable that is part mystery, part fairy tale. The fates of a priest, a naturalist, and a young woman with Down syndrome are intrinsically bound and gradually, surprisingly unraveled.

"Sjon's fable...describes its world with brilliant, precise, concrete colour and detail while at the same time making things and people mysterious and ungraspable...The world of 19th-century Iceland is brilliantly and economically present: the bareness of the dwellings, the roughness of the churches and congregations, the meager food...The novel is a parable, comic, and lyrical about the nature of things."—A.S. Byatt for The Times

Sjon was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1962. A novelist, playwright, lyricist, and poet, he wrote the lyrics to Bjork’s hit songs “Isobel,” “Joga,” and “Bachelorette” and was nominated for an Academy Award for his lyrics to the music for the film Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier.

Reserved for Everybook VBB.

Journal Entry 2 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Posted today to azuki.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sorry I somehow thought it has been journaled already. This has arrived at least two weeks ago.
Hmm, maybe I can use it for the Read-a-thon? Or that's too much a cheat?
Thanks vegan!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Monday, April 11, 2011
Read this at the Read-a-thon today. In some way, I probably wasted the experience, as this is more a story that deserved to be slowly read and the magical moments savored and pondered. I have to say this is a very different style from what I usually read.

This will go to DC's BookCrossing's 10th Anniversary convention. I will release it at the zoo. Wonder if they have a blue fox there?

Journal Entry 5 by wingAzukiwing at National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia USA on Monday, April 18, 2011

Released 11 yrs ago (4/17/2011 UTC) at National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia USA


This book was released in celebration of BookCrossing's 10th anniversary, which was held at Washington DC.

Released at the prairie dog exhibit.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at -- Parks (regional and national), District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I found the book on the wall around the prairie dog island. I have not read it yet but i will once i get back home.

Journal Entry 7 by tlyoder1274 at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
book found near praire dog cage.

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