Deaf Sentence

Registered by riffraff71 of Turriff , Scotland United Kingdom on 11/19/2019
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by riffraff71 from Turriff , Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Pinched from my mum because I've seen it on someones wishlist!

Journal Entry 2 by riffraff71 at Turriff , Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (11/21/2019 UTC) at Turriff , Scotland United Kingdom

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A Christmas gift, hope you like it!

Journal Entry 3 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, November 25, 2019
Received in the post today from riffraff71 as a RABCK. Thanks very much-I shall look forward to reading it asap.

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, March 9, 2020
REVIEW:-"An, at times, amusing tale touching on two subjects I'm very interested in: deafness and dementia. I must admit that some of the information regarding linguistics and unfamiliar terms to do with it proved a bit boring in the early chapters so I did skim the story a little early on. However after that I stuck with it and even found myself laughing out loud once or twice. The author also made me feel sad a few times with his account of his father's slow decline into dementia and also when he charted his own declining hearing.
I felt indignant on his behalf when he was told by his son that he should "go to Auschwitz" against his better judgement when he didn't really want to go. Altogether a very readable novel and I would definitely read other books by this author.

Reserved for another bookcrosser.


Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Tunstead, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Released 9 mos ago (8/11/2021 UTC) at Tunstead, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was given to Snoopy56 when we met today for our first catchup since before the pandemic.

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to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 6 by snoopy56 at Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, August 28, 2021
I have read and enjoyed other books by David Lodge and am currently reading his autobiography.

Journal Entry 7 by snoopy56 at Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 15, 2022
This is probably the most personal of David Lodge’s novels that I have read and the author acknowledges that that the main character’s deafness and interactions with his father are taken directly from his own experiences. I particularly liked the father and thought he was very sympathetically written. The plot was a bit hit and miss I thought. There were some funny passages but the weird student who was doing research into suicide notes was a bit odd.

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