Three trapped tigers

by G. Cabrera Infante | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330261339 Global Overview for this book
Registered by davemurray101 of Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 6/27/2011
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by davemurray101 from Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, June 27, 2011
Many of Cuba's intellectuals embraced the Castro regime, but Guillermo Cabrera Infante, who criticized it, was condemned as a traitor and forced into exile. From this bitter experience, which included his hospitalization for mental collapse, came the vivid sketches of Cuban life that made up the acclaimed "View of Dawn from the Tropics". In exile he revised this work into "Three Trapped Tigers", a savage comedy that catapulted him into the first rank of Latin American novelist.

Journal Entry 2 by davemurray101 at Valentine, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 27, 2011
A truly weird book I just keep coming back to. Shame that such brilliant cutting edge literature was snuffed out by the rise of Castro.

Journal Entry 3 by davemurray101 at Valentine, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, September 08, 2011
Three trapped Tigers is now a 1001 bookray....

The rules:
- Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
- When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
- Please try to finish it within six weeks
- When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
- Make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
- Make release notes to let everyone know that it's in the mail (cheapest shipping method is fine!)
- Send the book to the next person on the list
- Last person: Would you ray it forward?
If delayed make sure to let us know so that the ray will not stop.

Participants so far...

shovelmonkey1 - UK (prefers EU)
Icila - FRANCE (can post intl)
EmgeeNL NETHERLANDS (prefers EU)
okyrhoe GREECE (can post intl)
kingfan30 UK (prefers EU)
sintra GERMANY (prefers EU)
Danielle23 UK (Prefers EU)
katrinat UK (Prefers EU)
Lizzy-stardust UK (can post intl)

Tsjara THE NETHERLANDS (Prefers EU).
4evagreen UK (Prefers EU)
hazy_d IRELAND (prefers EU)
RonOren UK (can post intl)
*oppem USA - skip but leaving in bookring for memorial reasons
hawksgirl USA (prefers USA)

Journal Entry 4 by davemurray101 at to the next participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (9/21/2011 UTC) at to the next participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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posted to shovelmonkey1 of the UK.

Journal Entry 5 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
This book arrived while I was in Italy so apologies if it arrived weeks ago and you've been waiting for it to be journalled. Thanks to davemurray101 for posting this all the way from Australia and for another bookring. Three other rays to read first but am hoping it won't be long before this book is travelling again.

*Edit - just looked at davemurray101s release info for this book and clearly it made a super fast journey and has not been waiting around for too long!

Journal Entry 6 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Started reading this yesterday and have a lot of train commutes this week so hopefully will be munching through about fifty pages or so per day!

Journal Entry 7 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Friday, November 11, 2011
I'm not going to give this book a rating as it would be unfair! I didn't get very far into this at all as I just couldn't find a way to enjoy and get into the rhythm and style of the writing. In the interests of not being a ring-hog I'm sending this on to Icila... maybe I'll seek out another copy of this book some other time, but not now. Thanks to davemurray101 for including me in this one.

Journal Entry 8 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Friday, November 11, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/11/2011 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

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Now en route to Icila in France.

Journal Entry 9 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I got it yesterday and w'll read it soon. Thanks.

Journal Entry 10 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, December 17, 2011
I'm very sorry. The writing is too difficult for me.

Journal Entry 11 by wingIcilawing at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/20/2011 UTC) at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to EmgeeNL in the Netherlands.

Journal Entry 12 by EmgeeNL at Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, January 05, 2012
The book arrived. It's the first one on the stack!

Journal Entry 13 by EmgeeNL at Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, January 23, 2012
To start with, I found this a difficult book and can understand why some of the above readers didn't finish it. I managed to read the whole book, bu had problems understanding it now and then. There are a lot of references to other books and I don'tr think I got them all. I enjoyed some of the parts though. Especially the part where a trip is described in various ways.

I already have Okyrhoe's address and the book is wrapped to sent out. Now I only need a chance to go to the post office.

Journal Entry 14 by EmgeeNL at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/24/2012 UTC) at a Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on it's way to Greece

Journal Entry 15 by okyrhoe at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, February 03, 2012
Arrived in Athens. Thanks davemurray101 for including me in the ray, and EmgeeNL for posting the book to me!

Journal Entry 16 by okyrhoe at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, March 22, 2012
I so enjoyed reading this book; I loved the wordplay and I wish I was fluent in Spanish to have been able to read the original.
I will definitely be looking for my own permanent copy.
Abyssinia!

Journal Entry 17 by okyrhoe at bookray, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (3/22/2012 UTC) at bookray, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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On its way by post to kingfan30. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 18 by kingfan30 at Corby Glen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 26, 2012
Book has arrived safe and well, I will get to it as soon as I can, thanks for sharing :-)

24 April 2012 - On starting this book I wondered what on earth was going on. I then got to a point where I could follow the story although was still not sure what the book was all about. Then the book took another route and I could not work out if this was a new story with new characters of if I had just missed something and it was still the original characters. I got over three quarters of the way through before I gave up and just skimmed though the rest, I just did not have a clue what was going on.

Journal Entry 19 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/24/2012 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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On its way to sintra

Journal Entry 20 by sintra at Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, May 04, 2012
The book is here in Bonn now and will soon be read. Thanks a lot! :-)

Journal Entry 21 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, June 28, 2012
The book has arrived safely. I just hope I manage to read and enjoy it xx

Journal Entry 22 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Just a quick update.

I'm really struggling with this book but am about 250 pages through. I hope to get it finished this week once I lock myself in the library for some peace until it's finished. Sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 23 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Okay, I finally admit defeat. This is only the 2nd 1001 book I couldn't finish and after the parts with Mr and Mrs Campbell I decided I'd had enough. A PM has gone to katrinat and hopefully the book should be travelling again very soon.

Journal Entry 24 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (9/8/2012 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Off to Lizzy-stardust as katrinat asked to be skipped. I hope you enjoy it more than I did.

Journal Entry 25 by Lizzy-stardust at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
received in the post today. Thank you for shipping it to America, even though I orignally listed that I am in the UK. I have about half of my current read still to go and then another that I want to finish before the US presidential election, but hopefully will be able to start this in early November. Thanks for sharing it!

Journal Entry 26 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, January 03, 2013
The book arrived here safely. I had almost forgotten about it, so it was a nice surprise. Thanks for sending Lizzy-stardust. I will start this as soon as I have finished my current reads. Thanks for organizing the bookray davemurray101.


Update Feb 18th: Still reading this, taking me a bit longer than expected.

Journal Entry 27 by wingTsjarawing at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, February 25, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (2/25/2013 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Okay, I give up.. I liked the writing style, but it was too confusing trying to figure out what was going on and I just didn't feel like struggling on for so many pages.

So, the book is now in the post, on its way to 4evagreen.
I hope you'll enjoy it more than I did. :)


Journal Entry 28 by 4evagreen at High Peak, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 07, 2013
This book arrived safely with perfect timingas I had just finished my previous read so will be able to start straight away with it. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 29 by 4evagreen at High Peak, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, March 15, 2013

The story such as it is, is little more than a group of friends recalling anecdotes about their late night jaunts around a Havana's pre-Castro nightclubs. OK I get that it is full of puns, allusions and clever word-games but come the end of it I was no wiser than when I started it whilst much of the humour just passed me by. Not a book that will live long in the memory I fear.


Journal Entry 30 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 18, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (3/18/2013 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Put this in the post to RonOren earliar on today. Hope that you get more out of this than I did.

Journal Entry 31 by RonOren at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This just arrived; thanks for sending it through, 4evagreen. Reading through the earlier JEs, I'm getting a little anxious about this book, now - it sounds like it's pretty hard work... But I'll certainly give it a go!

I've just started another book, so won't get to read this one for a little while. As I'm just about to leave for a long weekend away, I'll bring it along - maybe I'll get to start this on the flight. Otherwise, I should be getting to it in a week or so.

Journal Entry 32 by RonOren at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 07, 2013
I'm afraid I have to agree with some of the earlier journalers about this book: I cannot get into it. I've struggled my way through 150 pages of it, but still cannot follow the story (in fact, am not sure there is a story) and have no idea who the characters are. This is hardly helped by the fact that the word "I" seems to migrate from character to character between chapters, often without any hint as to which character is narrating for a good few pages.

I don't do this very often, but I have to give up on the book; it's just not my thing at all. So I'll pass it on to hawksgirl soon, in the hope that she will appreciate this better.

I'm sorry I couldn't do this justice, but it's good to try at least; so thanks for sharing davemurray101!

Journal Entry 33 by RonOren at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 13, 2013
On its way to hawkgirl. Hope you'll enjoy this book!

Journal Entry 34 by hawksgirl at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Thursday, May 02, 2013
Received by post. I'm looking forward to reading this!

Journal Entry 35 by hawksgirl at Washington, District of Columbia USA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sorry this took me so long to finish. It was not a quick read! It wasn't really my kind of book, but I finished it anyway. I'll start trying to find someone to ray it forward to!

Journal Entry 36 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, February 26, 2016
This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing hawksgirl:)

If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the library bookshelf.

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