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TracyW 11 yrs ago
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I can see why Jane Austen appreciated it, even though she laughed at it. The characters are stimulating, particularly the grotesques, and the hero is definitely heroic in …

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 1 replies
On the whole, I found the structure of this book very good, but I found the details often dull. Lord Henry was a very boring character, Oscar Wilde continually had him expressing paradoxical opinions, which came across a…

TracyW 11 yrs ago
I wasn't particularly impressed with this book. I found both Elena and Insarov rather dull and one-dimensional, and couldn't really be convinced that they had fallen so deeply for each other - Hardy did this sort of love…




TracyW 11 yrs ago | 1 replies
Yes please, I'm in the UK as well, and am happy to post internationally.

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 18 replies
EU-only virtual mystery-detection bookbox I posted a few weeks ago at http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/6765261 about an EU-only mystery bookbox, and several people suggested a virtual bookbox. Life intervened, pa…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 1 replies
I enjoyed this one far more than I was expecting. The language is beautiful, and James Joyce well presents the growing complexity of his hero's (or his own) mind. The later parts, when Stephen is a university student and…

TracyW 11 yrs ago
I'm game for a virtual bookbox. I'm new to bookcrossing so I've been looking at past virtual boxes and I get the concept of passing around a list, but the rules seem to vary a bit. So any advice on a good set of rules fo…



TracyW 11 yrs ago | 11 replies
I'm starting a mystery/detection bookbox for Europe, maybe about 10 books, I have a mix ranging from the famous Dorothy Sayers to the somewhat obscure Guillermo Martinez. I am thinking of a couple of rules: - All t…

TracyW 11 yrs ago
I'm interested in: - First Among Sequels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7242079 - Nursery Crimes 1: The Big Over Easy (currently in the USA) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7184549 I've read the other books and…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 1 replies
Not a whole book, but I read a passage from one of de Sade's works. I wish I hadn't, the images are unscrubbable from my mind.

TracyW 11 yrs ago
I'm glad you enjoy it. I agree with what you mean about the amazing sprawling nature of the novel and all the different issues it covers. I'm amazed at Dvostesky's ability to make characters making long speeches about mo…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 2 replies
I've read it - what a sad sad story. With some funny bits of course, but oh dear, Maisie's terrible parents, and the poor wastrel Sir Claude, I'm guessing a guy not brought up to have to do any work, and Miss Overbury th…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 3 replies
I've read this book now. I wonder why it was on the 1001 books list, I'm sure it was very impressive back in 1971, but the main thrust of the story, the innocence of the Rosenbergs (who are represented fictionally as the…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 4 replies
Halfway, on my plans for the year, definitely not on the 1001 books though. Short and sweet, but charmingly cynical. The take on the situation - that fear dominates over good and evil, was quite refreshing. And the c…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 5 replies
This was a 1001 library book from a bookcrosser, so I'm rather disappointed to say that I found this an awfully depressing read, probably in part due to reading it directly after Anna Karenin. Indeed, I went off promptly…

TracyW 11 yrs ago | 12 replies
This book was a surprise, I was expecting it to be more focused on Anna Karenina's affair, but instead it was sort of soap-operaish, like War and Peace in all its entwinning characters' lives, although I was expecting Wa…

TracyW 11 yrs ago
I sent mine today, after having some trouble choosing which book and winding up ordering one. The arrival of my package from keeta1 was the prompt to get my act together. My gift from keeta1 was Temples of Delight by…

TracyW 11 yrs ago
Welcome aboard, and we're off! I've posted to wickedlazy this morning.


TracyW 11 yrs ago | 18 replies
I found this book delightful, even though I haven't read any of the works it parodies. They are, however, the sort of works you pick up on without having needed to have read it, and much of the language that Stella Gibbo…

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