Rut

by Scott Phillips | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780981782447 Global Overview for this book
Registered by fee_gee of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 11/11/2010
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by fee_gee from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is a free book from Concord free press.... as my book arrived on Remembrance Day i will be making a donation to the Poppy Appeal .......

Concorde 'We publish great books and give them away. All we ask is that you make a voluntary donation to a charity or someone in need. Tell us about it. Then pass your book along so others can give. It’s a new kind of publishing, one based purely on generosity, and it’s changing the way people think about books

Rut, a wild and original novel from Scott Phillips, takes readers to the Rocky Mountains circa 2050, where the once thriving burg of Gower is about to become a 21st-century ghost town. Thanks to extreme weather and plenty of toxic waste, the skiers and celebrities are gone, along with the money and the veneer of civilization. What’s left? Old-time religion and brand-new pharmaceuticals, bad food and warm beer, mutated animals and small-town gossip. Can the town survive? We’ll see.


Journal Entry 2 by fee_gee at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, November 13, 2010

a quick read at just over 200 pages but this was a great little look into the future with humour, believable characters and a sense of irony!!!

i will now pass this book on for someone else to enjoy x

Journal Entry 3 by fee_gee at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 04, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (12/4/2010 UTC) at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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sent on it's way at the start of a very small bookring hehe!

Participants are
mafarrimond
Lydiasbooks
Simson-Shilitoe
Bloedengel
Starflash
abigailann
karen07814
vampirequeen

ETA: I should have stated in my initial post that I would like the book to be passed on to the next participant within 4-6 weeks if that is OK due to the charitable nature of the book and the fact that there are a few more people on the list... it was my mistake for not stating this so I do apologise and will understand if there are a few people who can't keep to that timeline but hopefully most will be able to keep this book moving, thanks x

Journal Entry 4 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, December 12, 2010
The book has arrived safely, thank you.

Journal Entry 5 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A wonderful idea and a wonderful book. I am making a donation to the RNIB.

I really enjoyed the storyline; loved the characters and the humour.

Journal Entry 6 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 09, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (1/10/2011 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Posting onto Lydiasbooks. Enjoy!

Received this. I look forward to reading it. Not sure what to donate to yet - probably either AYME or Prostate UK. I love the idea of this publishing initiative and hope to read more of their books in future.

Journal Entry 8 by Lydiasbooks at Tottenham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, May 02, 2011
Sorry I've taken so long. Couldn't really get into this book though I did try. It was too dystopian for me, somehow. It is a shame, because I like the idea of the Concord Free Press and would like to be able to say that I'd enjoyed this book. I hope the rest of you will like it. I'll get the next person's address and post it ASAP.

Journal Entry 9 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Saturday, June 04, 2011
The book arrived safe and sound in today`s mail.

At the moment I am reading "The Rights of the Readers" a bookring started by "hakkalina". Then it will be "Cheese" by Willem Elsschott.

So I hope to start with "RUT" soon.

Thank you "fee_gee" for sharing and including me in this bookring.

Thank you "Lydiasbooks" for posting and the coloured and informative postcards.

Journal Entry 10 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
It's almost impossible to describe RUT and still sound sane. So here goes. Take some crystal meth. Now drink a bottle of tequila. And now imagine a post-apocalyptic novel but without the apocalypse. See what I mean? It's set in a dystopian near-future where wine is traded on the black market, religious fundamentalism is a must, toxic waste hasn't had a positive effect on the wildlife and Big Brother is most definitely watching. RUT is quirky, witty and funny but also thought-provoking and slightly unsettling.

Donation: I did a donation for RENOVABIS a charitable organization of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany at the weekend.

Posting to "bloedengel" in Belgium as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 11 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/16/2011 UTC) at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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RUT is now travelling to Belgium. Happy journey and happy reading, Bloedengel.

.... Oh, and here is another colourful fairy ....

Journal Entry 12 by wingbloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Monday, June 20, 2011
Oh well, why not. All the sweepstakes participated in, and all the rings arriving at once. But I will manage to forward this timely and I can allready tell the 'good cause' I'll be donating to will be the national cancer cause. I hope that 'll be a nice pick. There are so many important things to support.

And simson, thanks for the beautiful fairy-picture. You always know what I like :-)
Strawberrychocolate for instance, thankyouthankyouthankyou !

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Journal Entry 13 by wingbloedengelwing at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/7/2011 UTC) at Turnhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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This was a very strange read.
A good one though.
The first pages I was completely confused. Then I got into it , and liked it.
I still don't know where the title comes from though, I thought that would become clearer after finishing the book, which it didn't. That could also be due to my ignorance :-)
The genre is a new one, I think. It's too nearby , too real to be science fiction, then again, it's good that it 's so real, it's not over-fantasized like some sf is.
It 's more like near-future-fiction.
It's not the read of my life, but it was worth it.
I did a small donation to the cancer fund (because you are supposed to pay something forward , that idea comes with this book) and I decided to add a wishlist-rabck to the next person in line. Guess that fixes my guilt :)

Journal Entry 14 by starflash at Crawley, West Sussex United Kingdom on Thursday, July 14, 2011
arrived today, thank you. I made my donation to a friend last week as I knew the book was on its way to me-my friend took part in the Oxford Moonlight Stroll for the Michael Sobel House Hospice

This is the second ring to arrive in three days, I will get to it and move it on as soon as I can xx

3.8.11-finished my 650 page read, starting the ring before this one today, shouldn't take long

16.8.11-started this today

Journal Entry 15 by starflash at Crawley, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/28/2011 UTC) at Crawley, West Sussex United Kingdom

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PMd abigailann for address, will send on as soon as I have it.

I thought this was an OK read (I kept reading!) but felt the plot could have developed more. I wasn't sure what the focus of the story was: character, plot, community, toxic waste, it all floundered around in the mix. I would read more by this author though.

Journal Entry 16 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 08, 2011

Arrived in the mail today. Not sure who I'll be making my donation to yet, possibly Christian Aid or Oxfam

Journal Entry 17 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I loved the concept behind the publication of this book- a book that is passed around free in return for its readers making a donation to a charity of their choice. However, the fact that this was a free book showed in the quality of the reading experience.

The setting was good, a future world similar to ours but different enough to make an interesting world. Unfortunatly there seemed to be s much happening that it was hard to find a clear plot amongst all the different characters. Every time I became intrigued by one set of events a new set would appear to take everything off briefly in a different direction, before returning back again. This made the book confusing at points and it took me a while to get used to the characters.

In summary this was an OK read, but not one that I would have paid for to experience.



Now contacting the next reader

Journal Entry 18 by abigailann at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/23/2011 UTC) at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Will be passing onto the next person at the UKUnconvention

Journal Entry 19 by karen07814 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2011
My turn thanks for bringing it

Journal Entry 20 by vampirequeen at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sorry! I got this a while back, and apparently didn't journal it. Well I'm nearly finished now and I plan to donate some money to CLAPA, a charity close to my own heart.

I've also noticed I'm last on the list, am I gonna ray-it-forward, or does the original owner want it back? (I'll PM fee_gee too anyway)

Journal Entry 21 by fee_gee at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Arrived back home....thanks to all who took part x

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