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  • Gould's Book Of Fish
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    In the hands of madmen Gould's Book of Fish Richard Flanagan 404 pp, Atlantic Books Richard Flanagan's third novel has divided opinion in the author's native Tasmania, between those whose swoon at its audacity and the excess of its imagination, and those who complain of its capacity to flummox and disorientate and, frankly, its pretentiousness. One critic denounced it as "a monstrosity of a book", and suggested that its vast range of reference and style amounts to little more than heavy-handed p...
  • Book's Narrative Hierarchy
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    By: Jason K. I enjoy reading Fae Myenne Ng's Bone. I find her novel easy to read and understand. Although she included some phrases the Chinese use, I find no difficulty in understanding them, as I'm Chinese myself. The novel Bone is written in a circular narrative form, in which the story doesn't follow the linear format where the suspense slowly builds up and finally reaches a climax stage. Rather the story's time sequence is thrown back and forth. I find this format of writing brings greater ...
  • Cubans Desire
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    Latin American Societies Book report The Cuban Mile The Cuban Mile, written by Cuban native Alejandro Hernandez Diaz, is a story about two Cubans who set sea for Miami in hopes of finding more successful lives. The author writes as if he was one of the refugees, and we are reading his journal entries. The journey lasts seven days, with obviously many entries per day. The entries are categorized by how many miles these two men have traveled by that point. The narrator and his brother in law are o...
  • Narrator The Stories
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    The novel, Reading in the Dark, is written by Seamus Deanne. This book is written from the viewpoint of a little boy who explains the episodes of his life as he grows up. Apparently, Deanne said in an interview with the Irish Times, that the accounts in the story are taken from his own family along with the other families in his neighborhood in Derry, Northern Ireland. As I read the book, I didn't think it was a true story, but presumed it was fictional. I think I thought this because it was all...
  • Maxim From Rebecca
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    The second Mrs. de Winter the story in the form of a flashback. In her younger years, she served as a companion to as woman named Mrs. Van Hopper. During her stay at Monte Carlo, Mrs. Van Hopper introduces there to Maxim de Winter. At tea, he seems quite rude and indifferent, but he alter apologizes to the narrator. When Mrs. Van Hopper falls ill, the narrator begins frequently seeing Maxim for lunch. When questioned about her absence, the narrator lies and says that she is taking tennis lessons...
  • Knowledge Of The Third Dimension To Square
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    FLATLAND, by Edwin A. Abbott The main idea of this book, as I see it, is if your ideas are too progressive society may not be ready to accept them and you may be punished for them. There is also the theme that there may be more to life than what you can actually see. This story takes place on the eve of the millenium in the year 1999. The basic setting is in a land called Flatland with travels to Lineland and Spaceland. Basically, these are worlds with different dimensions; first, second and thi...
  • Place Around The Narrator
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    This book was written in the middle to late twentieth century. Generally, this book dealt with Indians living in East Africa. The book is set in native Tanzania where Vassanji was raised after his family moved from his birthplace Nairobi. This book is a collection of short stories that chronically move from the narrators early childhood until he returns to his homeland years later to find that much has changed from his childhood. There are many issues that are intertwined into the text that Vass...

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