Man and Boy

by Tony Parsons | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by cmsong of Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on 6/18/2009
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by cmsong from Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Thursday, June 18, 2009
an interesting read ... can be detailed in some parts.

Released 13 yrs ago (8/1/2009 UTC) at 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia

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Planned release on Sat, 1 Aug.

Journal Entry 3 by nigel-vivian from Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Sunday, August 2, 2009
Picked this up from the little white bookshelf at 1Utama while releasing some books myself ^^ Around 5.15pm earlier today. It was my 1st visit to an OBCZ despite having been a bookcrosser for years already. So that's the OBCZ? That's it? *sigh*

Lots of teen fiction and romance novels there. Nothing caught my eye and i thought i'll be leaving empty handed until i spotted this!

Got through the first few chapters during my ride back home. This'll do as light reading between some heavier ones :)

Journal Entry 4 by nigel-vivian from Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Like i expected, it was a pretty decent light reading material. Finished it in one go on a rainy afternoon, like, 10 minutes ago.

I love how the author depicts the ups and downs of life in a manner which do not demand the reader to conclude anything about life. At least that's my comprehension of it. Life's just that, and all we can do is make the best out of it. There's no preaching of "life is crap" or "life is great", just that life's a big messy entanglement of relationships. That the modern concept of family is no longer of getting married and raising kids, but of getting along with your partner for as long as possible.

Single parents are now flooding the streets, and talk of divorce no longer evokes large rounded eyes accompanied with "You what? No way!"

And no matter how hard you try to avoid it, its the kids who'll suffer most. The kids can act tough or seem like all they care in the world is Star Wars and Barbie dolls, but it's common practice to overestimate their ability to cope.

The best part about the book is, its not all that depressing as i made it sound like. The anecdotes and bits and parts of it made me lol more than a couple of times, until the later part in the book, in which i took in distorted wavy texts because of liquid in my eyes. And finally towards the very very end, a satisfying smile on my face that marks closure, and moving on to the next book!

Journal Entry 5 by nigel-vivian at Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Monday, August 16, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (8/16/2010 UTC) at Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia

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On its way to fellow bookcrosser kairulizwan. Happy bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 6 by kairulizwan at Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Saturday, August 21, 2010
Received the book from nigel-vivian [via post] together with 7 other books on Wednesday, 18th August 2010 [Thanks Vivian] :D

To be read later. Will update the journal soon after I've finished reading ;)

Journal Entry 7 by kairulizwan at Shah Alam, Sultanate of Selangor (Shah Alam) Malaysia on Thursday, September 2, 2010
Just finished reading the book 15 minutes ago. I think this is a very touching + funny novel, a novel that should be read by all fathers in the world.

It's touching because this novel tells us how a single mistake can changed the father's [Harry] life forever. How the mistake forced Harry to learn about love the hard way. It teaches us that we can only know how much we love someone when they are not with us anymore.

This novel is also funny as there are some dialogues that can tickle us as the writer had wrote it in a simple but funny way.

Yes, for me this is a very nice novel where we can learn more about human relationship than we had ever known before. Some parts will make you wanna laugh while some will make you wanna cry. The writer [Tony Parsons] had done a good job writing a novel that instil family values.

One quotation that I will always remember from the novel:

"Love means knowing when to let go..." :)

-This book is reserved for my friend in UiTM [Akmal]-

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