In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

by Daniyal Mueenuddin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1408801043 Global Overview for this book
Registered by redfox5 of Camberley, Surrey United Kingdom on 11/10/2010
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by redfox5 from Camberley, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
For a christmas gift :)

Journal Entry 2 by redfox5 at Gift Giving, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (11/23/2010 UTC) at Gift Giving, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Christmas. :D

Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I'm so sorry: I didn't obey the instructions... "Put it under the tree." Which tree? The neighbour's birch in the backyard? I don't have any tree in my flat, and I didn't want to wild release a gift-wrapped book... So I just HAD to open it :-) And I don't regret it, I'm so delighted... Just a few days ago I came across this book again, in a newspaper article where journalists listed their favourite books of the year (the German translation came out in 2010) - and I thought I should really read it soon - and here it comes. Thank you so much, redfox5, for the chocolate too!!!

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A compelling read. There are eight short stories, each stands for itself, but they are all interwoven, all somehow revolve around the Pakistani landowner K.K. Harouni, each focuses on somebody else – servants, family members, peasants etc. They are all set somewhere between feudalism and modernity, in a hierarchical, patriarchal society. Corruption and power structures are strong themes in most stories, and none is a very happy tale, but told without any sentimentality. I would only criticise that giving some of the female protagonists a bit more integrity would have been fair.
Reserved for a VBB.

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at South Asian VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, January 09, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (1/10/2011 UTC) at South Asian VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Chosen from the South Asian VBB
by sing-on-a-star.

Journal Entry 6 by sing-on-a-star at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thanks for sending this to me. I want to read it straight away so I've decided that I'll read a story a day while unil I've finished the book I'm currently reading. :)

Journal Entry 7 by sing-on-a-star at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What a wonderful book! I enjoyed this very much and it was so engaging. I liked that although it was a series of short stories that could be read in their own right, they were also linked.

I'm reserving this to return to the 2nd round of the VBB as I think others will really like it.

Released 10 yrs ago (4/30/2011 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Chosen from ApoloniaX' S Asian VBB.....enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Safely arrived with me in Dublin (via my office in Manchester). Thanks for sending this to me sing-on-a-star, and what a great book label redfox5!

Journal Entry 10 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, August 15, 2011
Gosh, I found these short stories frustrating...both because some left me hanging for more about the characters and also most of the characters seemed trapped in unhappy situations. These was especially true of the female characters.

I had to read another more irreverent book inbetween the short stories so I didn't get bogged down by the sadness.

The underlying cultural norms of Pakistan were interesting.

Journal Entry 11 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/26/2011 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posting to oppem as part of the wishlist tag game. I hope you enjoy these short stories.

Journal Entry 12 by wingoppemwing at Hermiston, Oregon USA on Thursday, September 01, 2011
Book arrived in todays post - many thanks for tagging me & sending me this wishlist book. I look forward to the read.

Journal Entry 13 by elizardbreath at Pendleton, Oregon USA on Monday, July 02, 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.

Journal Entry 14 by elizardbreath at Pendleton Book Company in Pendleton, Oregon USA on Sunday, September 16, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (9/16/2012 UTC) at Pendleton Book Company in Pendleton, Oregon USA

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Releasing to the Pendleton Book Company in a trade.

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