The Angel Makers - BOOKRAY

by Jessica Gregson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780955109461 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nut of Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny Ireland on 5/22/2007
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by nut from Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny Ireland on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I just flew through this. Couldn't put it down.

It's about a young woman who doesn't quite fit into the village she lives in in pre-war Hungary. This doesn't sound terribly exciting, but I'm afraid to give away too much, as I think not knowing what to expect added to my enjoyment of it.

I have another copy, so I'm making this a ray. Be nice to it - it's signed by the author, with a bookcrossing friendly message.

Participants so far (PM me with shipping preferences to join):
Wyvernfriend (ie)
Kiwiinengland (ie)
Killimengri (ie)
YowlYY (it)
Gealach (se, anywhere)
lauraloo29 (ca) - prefers NOT Canada
Donduckandy (us, prefer us, can do intl) <--
Angeltorcida85 (us)
Mizuchy (ro, prefers Europe)
TheDunedan (uk, prefers Europe)
24-7-365Reader (uk, international)
hippolein (fi, prefers Europe)

Journal Entry 2 by wyvernfriend from Lucan, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
caught at the may BCIE meetup

Journal Entry 3 by wyvernfriend from Lucan, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 25, 2007
Sari is an outcaste and her father is the local taltos or wiseman. Sari is painted as something similar by the locals, particularly as her mother is dead and she helps her father. When he dies she goes to live and work with the local hedgewitch and midwife Judit. At 16 she's affianced to Ferenec and plan to marry when she's 18. Then the war takes Ferenec away and delivers some Italian prisoners.

When Ferenec and the other men return the women as well as the men are changed. Although the men want things to return to normal, the women have chaged a bit too much.

The changes lead to events that make things a bit more sinister.

This is a very fluid read, although not a short book it is engaging and interesting. I enjoyed it a lot and would look for more by this author.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Passed on to me at the Dublin monthly book crossing meet up

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The way the women in this book changed due to the indepence offered to them by a war which strips the village of men was really interesting to read. And I enjoyed the way the book covered around 14 years.

I found keeping track of the secondary characters difficult - was this the woman who mourned her husband killed in the war, or the gossip from the first chapter, or???

I think the title is too obvious.

Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Posted this afternoon to Killimengri.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Thanks nut for starting the ray.

Have been emailed by Killimengri stating she has received the book (mid Sept)

Killimengri contacted me via email to make contact with the next person on the list as the internet access is on the blink. (20 Nov 07)

Journal Entry 7 by Killimengri on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I received this in a ray & enjoyed it. I'm passing it on YowlYY now that kiwiin england helped me to get the next address ~ the chickens have been working to rule in powering my internet connection & I haven't been able to access the site. Thank you blue pebble for getting me into the site finally.

Journal Entry 8 by YowlYY on Thursday, December 27, 2007
I must humbly apologize for not having made a JE until now!! This book arrived here on the 5th of December, and I was all set to do my JE but then forgot :( I've finished reading this a week ago and loved it, it made my top ten of 2007!
I have the address of the next reader, but will not ship the book until the 2nd of January. Thanks for sharing, and apologies again for being such a bad bookcrosser! :(

Journal Entry 9 by YowlYY on Tuesday, January 1, 2008
In the mail tomorrow, finally... happy travelling and a fantastic new year to all!!!

Journal Entry 10 by Gealach from Nacka, Södermanland Sweden on Monday, January 7, 2008
The book arrived today! I'll start as soon as I've finished correcting a bunch of test papers for my pupils (that should take a couple of hours, and if I tell myself that I can't start reading the book until after I'm done, I should finish even faster! :-D ) It looks like a really interesting book...

And thanks for the lovely postcard, YowlYY. Ninus says hello! :-D

Journal Entry 11 by Gealach from Nacka, Södermanland Sweden on Sunday, January 13, 2008
I finished the book yesterday. I'm not sure exactly what I think about it. I like the story, even though it wasn't exactly what I'd expected. Anyway, I probably wouldn't have found this book on my own, and I'm glad I joined this bookray.

About the language - the book seems to have been poorly proof-read, lots of mistakes ("and" instead of "an", "she" instead of "he", etc.). The author also seems to be a little too fond of the "f-word". ;-)

I agree with KiwiinEngland that the title is a bit obvious.

As soon as I have lauraloo29's address, the book will go to Canada.

Journal Entry 12 by Gealach from Nacka, Södermanland Sweden on Sunday, January 13, 2008
The book is now on its way to Canada!

Journal Entry 13 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Arrived safe and sound today. I have a couple of rings before it, but I will keep it moving. Thanks!

Journal Entry 14 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 23, 2008
I read most of the book during a 5 hour car ride to my sister's house. An okay read. Not my favorite. I had trouble keeping all the characters straight.

I will be home again tomorrow, and I hope to get the book all wrapped up for a trip to the post office Monday. I will get it out by Thursday for sure. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 15 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, March 8, 2008
This arrived in the mail today. It will be the 4th in my pile of bookrings/rays TBR. Will get it moving as fast as possible. Thanks for sending this book along my way.

Journal Entry 16 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, March 17, 2008
A very intriguing true story written about the war years of Hungary. War does change people. Both men and women. What they do about can change everone's lives. An unputtable down read. Thanks for sending this book out.

Released 13 yrs ago (4/4/2008 UTC) at A Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases



Book is on its way to Romania.

Journal Entry 18 by Mizuchy from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Monday, April 28, 2008
Just finished reading it. Wonderful. Must say thought that I found the first part of the book kinda slow.... But then again, the atmosphere fits in the general outline of the action.
One other thing to point out. I appreciate the thorough research the author put into this, but there are quite a few innacuracies (being myself rather familiar with this part of the continent) especially in what the choice of words is concerned.

Otherwise, a really really nice book to read.
Just PMed the next on the list. As soon as I get their address, I will send the book forward.

Journal Entry 19 by TheDunedan from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 7, 2008
Thank you the book arrived this morning.

Journal Entry 20 by TheDunedan from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 20, 2008
I finished this book this morning. I enjoyed it and I am glad I took part in this ray. I found it hard to put down at times especially towards the end.
I will post off to the next on the list once I have their address.

Journal Entry 21 by TheDunedan from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 26, 2008
I have posted this book to 24-7-365Reader this morning.

Journal Entry 22 by 24-7-365Reader on Thursday, July 31, 2008
Book rec'd this week, I have started it already, will journal more when done

Journal Entry 23 by 24-7-365Reader on Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thank God - my reading bug has made a come back - I really enjoyed this book, the story was different to anything I have read in a long time. It kept me hooked all the way through, that last half of the book I read in 1 day.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Have PM'd the next person.

Journal Entry 24 by 24-7-365Reader on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
On it's way to hippolein today.

Journal Entry 25 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, August 25, 2008
this wonderful book arrived today in Helsinki.
Thank you so much nut from Dublin for making a ray out of the book and a very special thank you to 24-7-365Reader for sending this heavy hardcover book all the way to Finland.
Looking forward to reading it!

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