Death and the Penguin

by Andreĭ Kurkov | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1860469450 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooktwitcherwing of Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on 12/27/2022
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbooktwitcherwing from Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Ukrainian satire

Journal Entry 2 by wingbooktwitcherwing at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, May 25, 2023

Released 4 mos ago (5/26/2023 UTC) at Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom


Into the mixed fiction bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Taken from the Mixed Fiction Bookbox. I chose it as I remember it being on "Between the Covers" but to be honest the cover quote "In today's Ukraine all that stands between one man & murder by the mafia is a penguin" . How could you not be tempted by that... 😂

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 4, 2023
A strange book that had me smiling wryly ... & I'll freely admit that on occasions I wondered just what was going on - it is, to be fair, rather a bizarre tale - but who could fail to be charmed by Misha the penguin?

One thing I have to say is a spoiler so if you've not read the book yet be warned - don't highlight this next bit!
When it's discovered that Misha is sick I was so worried he would die!! Nervous about the outcome I read on to find he needed a heart transplant. However, that created a new concern as Viktor was told that ..."the heart of a three or four-year-old child would would serve." Now I couldn't recall Sonya's age (probably a few years older) but I felt SO uneasy & had such a bad feeling about what might be about to occur. But of course, I'm not going to tell you what happens....

Overall, a slightly surreal tale that was a little disjointed at times but that maybe down to being translated. Apparently there's a sequel but I won't bother reading it...

Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 3, 2023
Taking to Norfolk later this month to release as part of the "YOU'RE SUCH AN ANIMAL" Challenge.
If you're reading this, please let me know where you found it!

Journal Entry 6 by wingPlum-crazywing at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham , Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Released 1 wk ago (9/14/2023 UTC) at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham , Norfolk United Kingdom


Added to the bookshelves in the seated area....after finally meeting up with daffodil-2 😊

Released as part of the 2023 YOU'RE SUCH AN ANIMAL CHALLENGE (#49)

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