The Hours: A Novel

by Michael Cunningham | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312305060 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 7/25/2003
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, July 25, 2003
boo, hoo - my sparkling & incisive (and possibly Pulitzer prize-winning) journal/review has disappeared. I shall be watching bookcrossing.com very carefully for signs of database degradation!

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan at on Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Released on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at Sent to Bookcrossing friend by post in Cambridge, England United Kingdom.

Journal Entry 3 by swan-scot from Inverness, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, August 23, 2003
Just returned from a two week holiday to find this book waiting for me. Thank you, BookGroupMan

I'll write again after I've read the book.

Journal Entry 4 by swan-scot from Inverness, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 28, 2003
I enjoyed this beautifully written, if somewhat depressing, book. It explores the lives of three women as seen through their eyes as they struggle through one day in different generations. The final chapter reveals how their separate lives are shown to intertwined.

Journal Entry 5 by swan-scot from Inverness, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 28, 2003
Sending south to bookcrosser, psychjo, in Portsmouth.

Journal Entry 6 by psychjo from Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 02, 2003
This arrived in the post yesterday, thanks Swan-Scot. Looking forward to sittling down in the next couple of days (I'm on holiday) with Mrs Dalloway and then this. Enjoyed the film, so have high hopes.


Journal Entry 7 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Unfortunately, I watched the film before reading this, and I can’t really separate the 2 versions in my mind, especially as the film was so well done & faithful to the book (for the record, I much prefer reading the book-of-the-film first). Great performances from the Clarissa/Mrs. Dalloway (Meryl Streep), and the always watch-able Julianne Moore, although I thought Nicole ‘the nose’ Kidman was the weakest of the 3, despite the Oscar. Anyway, the book/film brilliantly interprets, updates and extends Virginia Woolf’s book, with the added threads of the author’s suicide and flaky convalescence in the London suburbs, and a depressed housewife in 1950’s California, as she copes with the pressures of a love-less marriage and suffocating mundane existence. It sounds like a nightmare to follow, but MC brings it off seamlessly. American novelists are so damn good at dialogue and evoking different times & places – maybe it comes from watching too much cinema & TV (I’m only jealous :O) Last, but not least, I would recommend reading both books to get all the nuances from the film.

Journal Entry 8 by psychjo from Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 29, 2003
Throroughly enjoyed this - and much lighter reading after 'Mrs Dalloway'. Lots of links between the lives of the three woman, and to Mrs Dalloway, and very well written in itself...

I will be sending both 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'The Hours' out together to carry on their bookcrossing journal as a pair, as discussed with Bookgroupman.

Journal Entry 9 by psychjo from Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 16, 2003
Ooops I forgot I'd planned to send this out in a pair with 'Mrs Dalloway' - but someone else asked for Mrs D, and thought it best to keep it moving.

I'm putting The Hours into the Tutti Frutti Bookbox organised by Lucycat, so it will keep moving anyway...

(Hope that's all OK with you Bookgroupman!)

Journal Entry 10 by Mamooo from -- Somewhere in Hertfordshire , Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 29, 2003
Just picked this out of the bookbox.
Wanted to read this after hearing people talking about it in the BCUK group.
Strange though... the two books i picked out of the box were both put there by PsychJo.
Thanks Jo!

Journal Entry 11 by Mamooo from -- Somewhere in Hertfordshire , Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 19, 2005
Decided this book would be better going to another bookcrosser at the moment as i seem unable to get into it.
If I read another copy at a later date i will amend this journal entry with my thoughts on the book.
Off to HeathWitch. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 12 by heathwitch from Glossop, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Received as a RABCK, and now on Mt TBR. Thanks!

Journal Entry 13 by heathwitch from Glossop, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Sending to safrolistics' OBCZ :)

Journal Entry 14 by Safrolistics from Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Am defo going to read this one before I release it to the OBCZ


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Journal Entry 15 by Safrolistics at RABCK, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (11/18/2009 UTC) at RABCK, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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This is being mailed out as part of my festive season RABCK... a little early I know, but there you go, I'm being organised!

Journal Entry 16 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thanks for the book (well two off my wish list!) it is much appreciated and for my first Christmas Card!!!!

22 Jan 10 - I really enjoyed this book, I loved the links between the three characters despite the fact they were from 3 different eras. I have not read Mrs Dalloway, but do have it on Mt TBR, so will hopefully get round to it soon. It was a very thought provoking book and I would like to read more by this author, Oh and also watch the film too!!

Journal Entry 17 by kingfan30 at New Delhi, Delhi India on Monday, January 25, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/25/2010 UTC) at New Delhi, Delhi India

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Sending to prachitulshan . Thanks for all the information on Delhi for our forthcoming trip, it really is appreciated. xx

Journal Entry 18 by prachitulshan from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Monday, April 05, 2010
Your book has finally turned up at my doorstep, kingfan30! I bet you're glad and I sure am too...was afraid this had been lost in the mail! Thank you so much for sendin me a wishlist book...this one sure has travelled! Can't wait to read it...have exams comin up next week, but will try to get to it as soon as I find time! I'm glad I could be of help for your forthcomin trip to Delhi, please don't hesitate to ask for any if there's anythin else u wanna know! :)

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