Story of the Eye

by Georges Bataille | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780872862098 Global Overview for this book
Registered by flewry of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 7/9/2011
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by flewry from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Saturday, July 09, 2011
Purchased from as a possible replacement to this bookray:

which was sent to me four months ago but has not arrived. I am still hopeful that the original will show up. It would be a shame if such a well-traveled book had been eaten by the post office gremlins. But since that does seem most likely at this point, at least the story can continue its journey, even if the physical book cannot.

Journal Entry 2 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Thursday, July 21, 2011
Finished last night. I actually liked it and thought it was worth reading, but I completely understand those who thought otherwise. It was so over the top that I didn't even consider it to be offensive, somehow.

Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is a replacement for my bookray which was lost. See this JE for prior entries. Thanks flewry for replacing the book so it can continue on its journey. Bookray will remain open until last person has the book. Please PM if you would like to join.

Remaining participants:

. brunton11 from UK (EU preferred)
. dutch-book from Netherlands (EU preferred)
. kizmiaz from Portugal (EU preferred)
. lucy-lemon from UK (UK preferred)<----Skipped
. mafarrimond from UK (International)<----Book is here 2/18/12
. hereticcoy from New Jersey, USA (US/Canada only)<----Asked to be skipped

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookray works:
* 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
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to get it out to next reader within a couple of months)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available), make release notes (Controlled Release) or journal entry to let everyone know that it's in the mail
* Last person on the ray: Please either donate the book to the 1001-library or pass it on to another bookcrosser as a RABCK, or wild release.

Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions

Bookray is now complete. Thanks everyone for participating!

Journal Entry 4 by flewry at St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This is now heading to Brunton11! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, August 11, 2011
Arrived today. Many thanks flewry for resurrecting this one. Hopefully this will give me the push I need to finish reading Catch-22!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Saturday, August 27, 2011
Not much to add really from previous journal entries. No more offensive I would have said than 'Crash'. Another 1001 book down and yet another that will be forgotten very quickly.

I have an address for dutch-book so will get this in the post on Tuesday after the Bank Holiday.

Thanks perryfran and flewry for sharing.

Journal Entry 7 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Friday, September 02, 2011
Arrived today and well... maybe I should check what a book is about, before saying I want to be part of a ring. I must have been led on by the fact that it's a 1001-book. Luckily enough this book has not been sent for nothing, because I'm always interested in those kind of books. Seeing the fact that I've read 120 days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade when I was about 17/18. I was fascinated... (let's put it at that.) From what I've read so far, this book is a lot less worse, and I probably will stomach it a lot better. (For those persons who haven't read 120 days of Sodom by de Sade.. it's about getting sexual satisfaction out of cutting of body parts, and after that the most horrible abuse leading to death.)

Journal Entry 8 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
My sincere apologies to flewry and kimiaz for keeping this book so long with me. I just didn't feel like reading this book. I now finally did and was glad it was a short read. It wouldn't have kept my attention much longer. I have respect for those people who can look at such books with a professional eye.

Journal Entry 9 by dutch-book at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/4/2012 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands


Traveling to kizmiaz.

Journal Entry 10 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, January 06, 2012
Just got it, thanks dautch-book and perryfran.
It'll have to wait until I finsh the one I'm currently reading.

Journal Entry 11 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Well, what can I say?
Is this really one of the 1001 books you should read before kickin' the bucket? Really??? Maybe the list should be cut to an even 1000.
I didn't enjoy it. It's not that I'm a puritan or anything like that but the whole thing was very dull.
I'll be sending it along soon.
Feb. 2 - lucy-lemon is not responding to PM's, I'll try the next in line.

Journal Entry 12 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, February 18, 2012
The book has arrived safely. I will read and send on.

Journal Entry 13 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, February 26, 2012
I do wonder sometimes just who selects books for th 1001 list. I think someone on the panel likes books that shock!

I did't even find this particularly well written! Still I can cross another off the list.

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