The Angel Makers - BOOKRAY
12 journalers for this copy...
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):
Gealach (se, anywhere)
lauraloo29 (ca) - prefers NOT Canada
Donduckandy (us, prefer us, can do intl) <--
Mizuchy (ro, prefers Europe)
TheDunedan (uk, prefers Europe)
24-7-365Reader (uk, international)
hippolein (fi, prefers Europe)
caught at the may BCIE meetup
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.
Passed on to me at the Dublin monthly book crossing meet up
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.
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
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
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
on Tuesday, January 1, 2008
In the mail tomorrow, finally... happy travelling and a fantastic new year to all!!!
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
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.
The book is now on its way to Canada!
Arrived safe and sound today. I have a couple of rings before it, but I will keep it moving. Thanks!
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!
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.
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.
Journal Entry 17
A Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 4, 2008
Released 13 yrs ago (4/4/2008 UTC) at A Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Book is on its way to Romania.
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.
Thank you the book arrived this morning.
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.
I have posted this book to 24-7-365Reader this morning.
Book rec'd this week, I have started it already, will journal more when done
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.
On it's way to hippolein today.
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!