Crocodile Soup: A Novel

by Julia Darling | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060196025 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglove2cookwing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 8/27/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by winglove2cookwing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Friday, August 27, 2010
Gert Hardcastle is thirty-something and unlucky in love. She is also estranged from her mother, Jean. As Crocodile Soup opens, she thinks she has found "the one" - the enigmatic Eva, who serves coffee in the cafeteria in the museum where Gert works as a curator cataloging Egyptian artifacts. As Gert embarks on here hilarious and poignant pursuit of Eva, she looks back on her eccentric childhood and her relationship with Jean through a series of vivid and surreal flashbacks.

As she revisits her past, Gert brings to life the bizarre and endearing members of her family: her obsessive twin, Frank, with whom she commuicates telepathically; her father, George, who vanishes to Africa to salvage the family crocodile farm; her vain, neglectful mother, Jean; and the family ghost - a Victorian poet who haunts the attic. Gert's story is punctuated by terse, intriguing letters from Jean to which she does not respond, and ambiguous encounters with Eva.

In her struggle to come to terms with her mother, Gert opens up to Eva, and begins to understand more about her past. Is Gert destined to remain the scaffolding for those around her or will she find her savior? In a lyrical narrative studded with relentless humor and giddy self-deprecation, Julia Darling introduces an irresistible cast of characters whose shared story is unforgettable.

Journal Entry 2 by winglove2cookwing at Pearland, Texas USA on Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is a strange story. Very hard to read and understand. I kept trying to figure it out. I gave it a 1 only because I thought I should rate it. Maybe a 0 would be better.

Journal Entry 3 by winglove2cookwing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (11/4/2010 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Oklahoma USA

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Journal Entry 4 by winglove2cookwing at Pearland, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Including this book in the Morphing Romance Bookbox. On it's way to Aramena.............Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, December 13, 2010
Taking out of Citychc's Morphing Romance Bookbox.

Check out this book cover! With a cover like that I had to take a chance on reading it. It looks interesting!

Journal Entry 6 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, May 23, 2016
Mt. TBR is out of control, so I have decided to let this book go without reading it.

Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, May 26, 2016
Putting into the 16th round of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 8 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This book hasn't been chosen in a couple of rounds, so I'm taking it out of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.


Journal Entry 9 by JennyC1230 at Little Free Library in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/11/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library in Woodstock, Georgia USA

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