Birdman

by Mo Hayder | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0533812653 Global Overview for this book
Registered by platypussj of Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on 11/27/2004
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, November 27, 2004
Chilling.

Journal Entry 2 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Sent out to StoryChaser today.

Journal Entry 3 by StoryChaser from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 18, 2006
Arrived safe and sound. Thank you so much for this platypussi, I have been looking forward to reading this for a long time now:)

Journal Entry 4 by StoryChaser from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 3, 2006
Wow....! What a read. Mo Hayder; I just love her stuff. It's very hard-hitting and pretty gross in places, but you just can't put it down. The characters are so well portrayed and the plot so twisty, I was quite literally on the edge of my seat. Brilliant..in the lead now for best book this year. It'll be a hard one to beat.

Lending it out to my parents who are also avid Mo Hayder fans and then I will move it on.

Thank you so much platypussi for sending me this:)

Journal Entry 5 by StoryChaser from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Reserved for a bookray.



Synopsis
This story is set in Greenwich, south-east London. The Met's crack murder squad, AMIP, is called out by nervous CID detectives to a grim discovery: five bodies, all young women, all ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Dome. As each post-mortem reveals a singular, horrific signature linking the victims, officers realize that they are on the trail of that most dangerous offender: a sexual serial killer. Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - faces both hostility within the force and echoes of his past in this, his first case with AMIP. Haunted by the memory of a death long ago, he employs every weapon forensic science can offer - for he knows it is only a matter of time before this chaotic, sadistic killer strikes again. In this astonishing debut, Mo Hayder has written a novel of frightening and raw intensity which ranks alongside the very best in the genre.

Participants so far:

4orty7even - UK
Realiz64 - UK
Tanamo - UK
brunton11 - UK
Fifna - Netherlands
acountkel - USA
perryfran - USA
totoroandmei - Japan <-- It's here


26/11/06
Off on its travels today.

Journal Entry 6 by 4orty7even from Kingston upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, November 27, 2006
Arrived today - many thanks. Got a couple in front of this one, so could be a short while before I start it ;o)

Waiting for Rillaith's address to send this onwards.

Journal Entry 7 by 4orty7even at on Monday, April 16, 2007

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Enjoyed this book. Plenty of tension, a bit gruesome but in keeping with the theme. Will certainly look out for more by this author.

On it's way to raeliz64.

Journal Entry 8 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Received today, thanks very much.

Journal Entry 9 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, 2007
Very good page-turning thriller.

Journal Entry 10 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 3, 2007
Posted to Tanamo today.

Journal Entry 11 by wingTanamowing from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Received from raeliz64 today. Got another ring book in front of this one but I'm going on holiday soon so may take them both with me and try to relax and get them read.

Journal Entry 12 by wingTanamowing from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 13, 2007
Been laid up with a heavy summer cold so finished my other ring book in double quick time and have nearly finished this one too. It's a great if somewhat gruesome read and the first I've read by Mo Hayder. I'll definitely look out for more by this author. As soon as I get an address for brunton11 it will be on its way.

Journal Entry 13 by wingTanamowing from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, May 14, 2007
Mailed to brunton11 today.

Journal Entry 14 by wingbrunton11wing from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Arrived today - Looking forward to reading this one.

Journal Entry 15 by wingbrunton11wing from Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 4, 2007
I enjoyed this book despite it being a little graphic at times. It was full of twists and turns and it really was a page turner.

Will pop it in the post to fifna tomorrow.

Journal Entry 16 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, June 11, 2007
Arrived safely, thanks brunton11!

Journal Entry 17 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, August 5, 2007
Pretty gruesome stuff, but a great read! Thanks for sharing, StoryChaser, will send it on asap.

Journal Entry 18 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Finally sent it on its way today, sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 19 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Received today.
Looking forward to reading this.
Thank you Storychaser for including me.

Journal Entry 20 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Monday, September 17, 2007
This novel is definitely full of action and suspense. The fact that the reader gets in the killer’s head and knows who it is before the protagonist, is interesting and unique. Hayder’s style is successful, however, I don’t think she is in the Deaver, George or Connelly league. I think the character development was a bit weak. Seeing as this was Hayder’s debut, I would be inclined to try another to see if she improves with experience.

Thank you Storychaser for including me in the ring.
Sending to perryfran in the morning.

Journal Entry 21 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Thursday, September 20, 2007
Received today in the mail. Looking forward to reading this but I have a couple of books in front of it. Will read ASAP and pass on. Thanks for including me in this bookray!

Journal Entry 22 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Just finished this - what a story! When I first started reading, I found it a little hard going -- mainly because of the use of London vernacular -- but as I got into the story, I got used to the language and found myself anxious to get on with the story. A real thriller with one of the most dispicable, vile bad guys I have ever encountered! Often times, the details were very disturbing and gory, but I could not put the book down. I would highly recommend this to any reader of hard-core crime stories. I was also surprised that this was written by a woman. I have another book by Mo Hayder - "The Treatment" which I will be moving up in my TBR pile!

Thanks StoryChaser for including me in this bookray! I have totoroandmei's address and will get this in the mail tomorrow.

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Will be winging its way to totoroandmei in Japan in the morning. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 24 by totoroandmei from Fukuoka / 福岡市, Fukuoka-ken Japan on Friday, November 9, 2007
Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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