Larry's Party

by Carol Shields | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1857027051 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AbPh of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 4/2/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by AbPh from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 2, 2005
A well written and moving book that deals with the reality of modern life in an unusual and quirky manner.

Ordinary, lovable Larry, made extraordinary by his passion for mazes, is a wonderful creation. I'm interested that a woman has written what to me seems a truly believable portrait of the modern male. But then I'm a woman... any men out there want to comment?

Definately one to be re-read and enjoyed again before I pass it on.

Journal Entry 2 by AbPh from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Am taking to bookcrossers' meeting, Sheffield, on 9th April.

Journal Entry 3 by kittiwake on Saturday, April 9, 2005
Picked up at the Sheffield meet-up.

Journal Entry 4 by kittiwake on Sunday, April 17, 2005
Twenty years in the life of florist turned maze designer Larry Wells. I liked the way this novel was structured and it was an improvement over "Unless", but I don't think I'll be reading any more of Carol Shields' novels, as I find them curiously uninvolving.

Journal Entry 5 by kittiwake at on Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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At Saturday's Nottingham Book Crossing meet-up.

Journal Entry 6 by deborama52 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Saturday, May 21, 2005
I got this at the Nottingham Bookcrossers' Meet-up today. I am looking forward to reading it right away. I have read one Carol Shields book before - Unless - which I thought was excellent.

Journal Entry 7 by deborama52 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, June 7, 2005
I liked it a lot. I persuaded my husband to read it after me; he claims he "doesn't like female authors" and indeed the two books by women I have forced him to start before (one was The Witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble, one of my favourite authors, but I don't remember the other) he abandoned unfinished. But - hey - he liked Larry's Party, at least a little bit. Maybe I can even get him to journal it, so we can get that much-sought man's perspective ;)

Journal Entry 8 by deborama52 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Sunday, June 12, 2005
My husband read it now, and he liked it too. Who's next?

Journal Entry 9 by angellica from Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 17, 2005
Picked up at the Nottingham meet yesterday

Journal Entry 10 by angellica at Somewhere in Worksop in Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/23/2013 UTC) at Somewhere in Worksop in Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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