Chicken with Plums

by Marjane Satrapi | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0375424156 Global Overview for this book
Registered by D-face of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 8/29/2010
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by D-face from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, November 27, 2010
A lovely book, I think I enjoyed this more than Persepolis and Embroideries. It looks at what makes a life worth living. It tells the story of Satrapi's great uncle who decides it is not worth living after his wife deliberately breaks his musical instrument and he cannot find any other to match it. Over the eight days it takes for him to die there are flash backs over his history and glimpses into the future of his children and those around him.

Purchased for the Canberra Book Crossing Secret Santa Challenge of 2010 - "Food Glorious Food"

Released 9 yrs ago (11/27/2010 UTC) at National Library of Australia in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Canberra Book Crossing meet up

Journal Entry 3 by wingRosieCanberrawing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, November 27, 2010
Picked up today at the Canberra monthly meet-up of bookcrossers. This was the solution to the 'Food Glorious Food' category and Chriss unwrapped it. I enjoyed Persopolis although I am not very experienced with graphic novels I am looking forward to this one as well. Will bring to the next meet up in early January :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingRosieCanberrawing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, December 02, 2010
OMG! I love this book, I couldn't put it down - lucky it is short :)
Very moving, very powerful, great read.
Thanks Mark for sharing, just wonderful.
Will pass on to Mick to read then to Chris at the January meeting.

Journal Entry 5 by wingoozy67wing at Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, December 02, 2010
From rmjwold

Journal Entry 6 by wingoozy67wing at Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, December 03, 2010
Was ok but not appeal to everyone's taste. Will take to Elddau1 at the next bookcrossing meet up.

Journal Entry 7 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, January 08, 2011
From Stephanie Plum to Chicken and Plums - picked up at todays meet-up.
I haven't read Persepolis, but have heard of it from "the 1001 list". Also, I think this was mentioned on Jennifer Byrnes "Graphic Novels" special on the ABC.
Looking forward to it.
Thanks everyone for passing it on.

Journal Entry 8 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, July 15, 2011
Very interesting!
Looking forward to reading Persepolis all the more now.
I've had it way too long so I'm hoping to pass it onto someone to take to the July meet-up, since I wont be able to make a meet-up until at least September, with kids winter sports taking up all Saturday afternoon.
:)

Journal Entry 9 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, July 22, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/21/2011 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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I dropped this off, on my way home from work, with Goldenwattle to pass to Elddau at the next Canberra meet-up.
We had a fun chat after I surprised her by backing up her driveway to drop the books on her back step :)
Thanks for the read and have fun at the meet-up :)

Journal Entry 10 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, July 23, 2011
Yes, it was a surprise to see your car backing up my driveway. I was expecting the plumber, but your car didn't look like a typical plumber's vehicle. It was great to catch up.
I will pass the book onto Elddau1 at the next Canberra BookCrossing meet.

Journal Entry 11 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/30/2011 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Passed the book to Elddau1 at the BC meetup at Adoretea café, Federation Square, Nicholls, ACT.

This book is released for:
2011 Keep Them Moving Challenge

Journal Entry 12 by Elddau1 at Yass, New South Wales Australia on Friday, October 14, 2011
Thanks FreePages (*waving*) and goldenwattle for passing on.

Rating: 7.5*
I was looking forward to another graphic book by the author of Persepolis and Embroideries. I am glad to have read more of Satrapi’s work. I enjoyed learning more of her Iranian culture. As always Satrapi’s drawings convey so much.
This story was sad and grim. The storyline in this book was more complicated, going into the past and the future. Though for me it didn’t have as much impact as the previous books. I guess nothing is as powerful as the story of Satrapi leaving Iran and starting a new life in the West.
Thanks D-face for the wonderful opportunity to read this.

Journal Entry 13 by Elddau1 at Yass, New South Wales Australia on Friday, November 25, 2011
I will take this to the 2011 Christmas get-together to see if any one in the Canberra groups wants to read it before I send it on its way...
that means it will have come full-circle! (from the Secret Santa Challenge from D-face last year at the Nat Library lunch.)

I have someone in mind who would probably like to read it - the wonderful bookcrosser who introduced us all to Satrapi in the first place, Carole888. So give back to me when you're done and I'll send it to her.

Journal Entry 14 by Elddau1 at Yass, New South Wales Australia on Friday, December 02, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (12/5/2011 UTC) at Yass, New South Wales Australia

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Sending to Carole888 as a holiday surprise. I thought you might like to read Satrapi's latest graphic book.

with Jingle Cheers and a Merry Christmas
across the Plain
*<|8-)}

Journal Entry 15 by Carole888 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hoorayyyy! Thank you for sending this lovely Christmas surprise!! I enjoyed both Persepolis and Embroideries. Satrapi's graphic novels are so good!! How will I put this aside for I want to read it now ..... I am right in the middle of Christmas baking ..... Every year I leave everything till the last minute .... (sigh!) :)

Journal Entry 16 by Carole888 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Friday, January 20, 2012
Happy New Year everyone!! We have just come back from a quick trip to Busselton, down South. (The picture is one that I took of Busselton's famous jetty) ... We had a little break, just to have a change of scenery. I'm reading my journal entry above with a big grin for I had one of those Christmas cakes left after the festive season and accidently left it behind in the holiday chalet that we stayed in ... (I had drenched it in sherry ... having overcooked it slightly ... in an effort to disguise the slight taste of burnt cake on the palette ..... Sherry works in mysterious ways and we are missing that cake!) Nothing to do with this book, but I thought I'd share. :)
Now to this lovely book .... Satrapi did not disappoint. It is amazing how she manages to bring her characters to life with drawings that create so much impact with minimal words. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I felt for both sides ... with so many things left unsaid .... Thank you so much for sending it across Elddau1. It was a wonderful surprise and it was so kind of you to think of me!! I loved reading everyone's journal entries too. Thanks to D-face for originally releasing this book. I have put the book into Round 28 of the OZVBB and am about to release it now.

Journal Entry 17 by Carole888 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Friday, January 20, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/20/2012 UTC) at Perth City, Western Australia Australia

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Posting this off today and it is heading down South to a special someone who lives in Balingup, one of the a most beautiful places in Western Australia. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 18 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thanks very much, Carole. I enjoyed Persepolis, so there's a good chance this one will impress too. I'll try to read it fairly soon and keep it moving. The book is in remarkably good condition for having been through so many readers' hands already! :-)

Journal Entry 19 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Unfortunately didn't enjoy this one as much as Persepolis. Satrapi is undoubtedly very talented, and as Nasser Ali Khan was her great uncle, I can understand why she wrote the book. But despite her talent in conveying much with very few words, and with her characteristicly bold black and white and seemingly simple but quite complex figures, it just didn't grab me.

Had some humour here and there, but overall the depiction of all the characters was very unsympathetic. Nasser Ali Khan was a selfish and generally unlikeable character. The clever addition at the end which added some depth of meaning to his inability to play music to his satisfaction did pull it up another half a star . . . but overall it was, for me, disturbingly shallow. They all needed to "get over themselves" a bit.

Obviously I'm in the minority here, which is a good thing... ;-)


Journal Entry 20 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Monday, August 20, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (8/20/2012 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Sending to jeniwren along with a VBB book.

Journal Entry 21 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I LOVED reading all of these journal entries and always special to receive a book that has been read by many before me. I too enjoyed Persepolis in both print and film and look forward to discovering another story from this author. Thankyou crimson-tide for passing this on and for the lovely parcel of books that arrived today.

Journal Entry 22 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 14, 2013
I enjoyed this very much and now reserving for the OZVBB.

Journal Entry 23 by jeniwren at Maroubra, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/18/2013 UTC) at Maroubra, New South Wales Australia

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No interest from the OZVBB so I have listed on Bookmooch and has been requested today. In the post in the next few days.

Journal Entry 24 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Maroubra, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have not generally been drawn to graphic novels, but this was a satisfying experience of the genre.

The book is now travelling to San Francisco.

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