The Heather Blazing

by Colm Toibin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330321250 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCassiopaeiawing of Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on 8/31/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland's high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon's relationships – with his father, his first 'girl', his wife and the children who barely know him. He gives us a family as minutely realized as any of John McGahern's and he writes about Eamon's affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, September 20, 2010
This felt like a sideways look at the personal life of a family maybe deeply involved or perhaps only on the periphery of Irish political life at a time of great change. Tóibín subtely incorporates many aspects of Irish life and landscape into his narrarive which although often quite slow and thoughtful is none the less absorbing.

Journal Entry 3 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Thanks so much for your donation Cassiopaeia!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

Journal Entry 4 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, March 14, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (3/15/2011 UTC) at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom

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On the way to katrinat, from the 1001-library VBB

Journal Entry 5 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thanks for sending this, looking forward to getting to it as I have been meaning to read this author for quite a while. Thanks

Journal Entry 6 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, May 21, 2011
I read this pretty much in the space of one day and it flew by, such an easy read. I enjoyed the way we saw Wanin at two contrasting moments in his life during alternate chapters. A beautiful softly spoken book. I'll certainly be searching out more from this author.
This book will either be sent out as part of the 1001 VBB or the 1001 stick or twist game. Thanks for sharing x

Journal Entry 7 by katrinat at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, June 06, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (6/8/2011 UTC) at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom

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Sending out as part of the 1001 Stick or Twist game, I hope you and the next person (I saw marsala stuck) both enjoy this one, good to see a 1001 book moving.

Journal Entry 8 by NICNIC2 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 08, 2011
Just started reading this, only a few pages in and I'm remembering how much I like Colm Toibin's writing. Will pass on as soon as I'm done.

Journal Entry 9 by NICNIC2 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I did like this, but mainly because I like Colm Toibin's writing, not because I loved the story. I guess I find it hard to relate to anything in the book. It was interesting to note how outwardly detached Eamon seemed from his life when actually he thought he was perfectly fine. His refusal to acknowledge a problem, draws back, refuses to face consequences - a charactersitic that fits well with his approach to his job.

Not my favourite novel by this author (try The Master if you're looking for something amazing).

Journal Entry 10 by NICNIC2 at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (7/26/2011 UTC) at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom

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On its way to Marsala in London as part of the 1001 stick/twist game!

Journal Entry 11 by marsala at Chiswick, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Arrived safely today, thank you!

As I had just finished a book I can dive straight in to it.

I must say I really enjoy Colm Toibin's writing aswell, it is beautiful.

Released 7 yrs ago (8/6/2011 UTC) at 1001-library request, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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Send on as part of the 1001 library stick or twist.

Journal Entry 13 by saskiasosmile at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thanks marsala, for posting this book to me!
I'm looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 14 by saskiasosmile at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
just finished this book. I liked it very much, my first book by this author. It gave me the feeling of being in Ireland, there witht he characters in the story. I did like Eamon, for in spite of all his shortcomings he is so human.

Journal Entry 15 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, January 26, 2012


This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing jsaskiasosmile:)

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Journal Entry 16 by saskiasosmile at Whitby, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Moving on now to, as tag for wish list tag game.
The next reader is also a member of the 1001-library.

Journal Entry 17 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Thanks so much for tagging me with this 1001 book which I look forward to reading...

Journal Entry 18 by elizardbreath at Pendleton, Oregon USA on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Oppem, the Bookcrosser who previously journalled this book, passed away on June 23, 2012. I had the privilege of meeting her dear family and "catching" her large collection of registered books. I will be releasing this one soon.

Sending, by request, to Vasha. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 20 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, July 19, 2012
This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing Vasha.

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