The Blind Assassin

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781860498800 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MartinaViola of Latina, Lazio Italy on 10/21/2009
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MartinaViola from Latina, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Blind Assassin opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge."
They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms.
Brilliantly weaving together such seemingly disparate elements, Atwood creates a world of astonishing vision and unforgettable impact.

Journal Entry 2 by MartinaViola from Latina, Lazio Italy on Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I decided to offer it up as a BOOKRING!

Some things every reader should do:

Make a quick journal entry when you receive the book;
Read and send on within two months - or send me a PM to let me know if you need longer;
Make a journal entry when you've finished, telling the name of the next reader;
You can write in pencil on the book to share your thoughts with me and the other readers;

I hope you enjoy it!

EmgeeNL - Rotterdam (EU)
Mizuchy - Cluj-Napoca [Romania] (EU)
Hayes13 - Rome (anywhere)
Elviraro - Bucharest (EU)
TraciR - Cardiff (anywhere)
Wendyv - Blind Bight [Australia] (anywhere)

If you want to join, PM me!

Journal Entry 3 by MartinaViola from Latina, Lazio Italy on Thursday, November 5, 2009
The book is on its way to Rotterdam!

Happy reading everybody!

Journal Entry 4 by EmgeeNL from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The book arrived. It's going on my tbr for now.

December 24th:
Finished reading the book earlier this week. I'm not sure how to rate this book. It is a pleasant read, but at the other hand I was easily distracted while reading the book, which is not a good sign for me. I guess I will kaap it at a seven. Not bad, but not really good either.

Journal Entry 5 by EmgeeNL at Romania, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 24, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (12/23/2009 UTC) at Romania, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases



The book is on it's way to the next reader in Romania.

Journal Entry 6 by Mizuchy from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium Romania on Thursday, January 14, 2010
Just got it from the post office!!
Can't wait to start reading it! Though I still have to read two more rings before this one. But come weekend, reading time looks plentiful!

Later edit:
Just PM-ed the next person on the list. As soon as I get their address, I will send the book onward.

Journal Entry 7 by Hayes13 from Roma, Lazio Italy on Saturday, February 27, 2010
Arrived this morning.

Journal Entry 8 by Hayes13 at București, Wallachia Romania on Monday, April 19, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (4/20/2010 UTC) at București, Wallachia Romania



Off it goes! I wasn't able to finish this. I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. I hope the other readers have better luck!

Forgive me! Life got in the way. I mailed it today May 5, 2010.

Journal Entry 9 by elviraro at București, Wallachia Romania on Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sorry for not being prompt... I've received, read and packed the book and I'll post it forward as soon as I receive the next participant's address.

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