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The Boat

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The production uality art direction sound design and every other thoughtful decision That Went Into Crafting went into crafting interactive web comic is what pushes this every other thoughtful decision that went into crafting this interactive web comic is what pushes this to 5 stars I think if I had comic is what pushes this story to 5 stars I think if I had this story in a traditional format with just the text I would have No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History rated it 3 stars because the short length and choppy writing don t provide much context for the historical setting or enough to make me emotionally connected to the characters However the craft truly enhanced the story to make it feel visceral and immersive and from my POV as an art director I m impressed enough with the work on a technical level to give it the full 5 stars I appreciate how the music and sound effects create a claustrophobic atmosphere and that there were so many little details like having the comic panels tilt around the screen when the boat isocking around The emotional beats were executed well such as showing starvation through art that diminishes as you scroll down These nuances make it clear that there was a lot of time care and thought put into this I totally get why people might Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 rate this 3 stars due to lack of historical context provided and not having much of an emotional connection but I think if you come from a design background you will appreciate the craft and if you are of Vietnamese heritage it ll be a sobering story to think about sigh Where do I even begin with what went wrong with this book It started off so well Certain scenes are so well described that I waseally invested as a Berlayar di Pamor Badik reader However I hate the way he ends each story orather doesn t The first story felt like a good introduction chapter to a novel except it s not a novel it was just a short story on its own In turn it made the story have a horrible ending with a uick sum up of what the character understood from the events in a few sentences It s an interesting book because it asks the uestion of whether or not anybody can write a story about a time place culture language etc that is not their own I think it s possible because he does it decently in. A stunningly inventive deeply moving fiction debut stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea in a masterly display of literary virtuosity and feeling In the magnificent opening story Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice a young writer is urged by his friends to mine his father. ,

Twothree of the stories However the est were crap I didn t believe them They lacked a certain insight of someone who has lived that life or lived in that place or understood that culture Write what you know should be plastered across his computer screen or above his typewriter The stories were like the Hollywood version of certain stories No wonder certain critics were giving such high praise of it These stories were stories that were clearly imagined about other places and other times while the author of it These stories were stories that were clearly imagined about other places These stories were stories that were clearly imagined about other places other times while the author comfortably in a pampered lifestyle thousands of miles from the actual locations So looking at other eviews for this book it was clearly a love or hate book and unfortunately I am far close to the hate end of the scale the an the love endThis is a collection of seven short stories by a Vietnamese Australian author The first story and the last titular story are autobiographical in some shape or form the others take place in a Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality range of places the USA Iran Colombia and JapanFor me the stories didn tead well They were awkward or clunky in their transitions in time mostly or emained unresolved and for me therefore pointless or just didn t feel believable or legitimate Perhaps it was a stretch to write in the voice of people of different nationalities although in some cases the settings were fairly easonably describedUltimately I had to skim the last
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stories as previous ones had made it too unlikely that I would sustain a careful The Pink Pearl read of this book2 stars I have to admit I am still ten pages from finishing this book but I can t do it any With the exception of the first story this book bored me to tears I give it two starts instead of one because Le is a great writer At fear of sounding like a literary agent I will still say that I couldn telate to any of these characters or their lives And this is because the writer didn t make it easy for me to elate to them Le is an excellent writer but a horrilbe story teller He never drew me in for a second and I m not one to easily get bored with book. 's experiences in Vietnam and what seems at first a satire of turning one's life into literary commerce becomes a transcendent exploration of homeland and the ties between father and son Cartagena provides a visceral glimpse of life in Colombia as it enters the mind of a fourteen year old hit man facing the ultimate test In Meeting Elise an aging New York painter mourns his body's decline as he prepares to meet his daughter on the eve of her Carnegie. .
S One of the writers uoted in the back of the book says The Boat will be ead as long as people The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi read books Good God I hope not whicheally is sad because this could Ve Been A Really Good Book Given been a eally good book given s talent but it comes off forcedit s no surprise his friends tell him he needs to write about his family "s life in Vietnam instead of old rich men in Manhattan To get a taste of Le s men in Manhattan To get a taste of Le s without "life in Vietnam instead of old ich men in Manhattan To get a taste of Le s talent without to Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction read the whole thingead the New York Times book Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception review andead the excerpt from the first story Faulkner you know my friend said over the sueals he said we should write the old verities Love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrificeThis uote is planted suare in the middle of Nam Le s opening story a metafictional conceit that allows the author to address the Octavio's Journey reader directly about how ethnicity and the immigrant experience can both confer a special status on an author while also becoming a crutch hobbling his imaginationThat s precisely what I admire so much about this collection Nam Le shows an impressiveeach in the Philosophy in Social Work range of these stories The most successful the opening story Halfhead Bay and Meeting Elise are grounded by sympathetic characters and some sizzling prose The least successful don t fail because Nam Le wasn t writing about what he knows as some othereviews on this site have indicated They fall flat from an overexposure to one too many writing workshops Fearing melodrama Le strips any emotional arc from stories like Hiroshima or Tehran Calling Characters are mired in their own ennui Here the preachings of a literary culture that mistrusts Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story redemption and epiphany and grace lead to stories that fail to moveSuch blemishes in an otherwise stirring collection are just fine with thiseader Write what you know is one of the most wearisome cliches of the workshop I m glad that Le has chosen instead to each for the Other while still daring to explore his own complex heritage The esult makes for a Organizing Power rich stew of stories overall one that introduces a writer who shows great promise. Hall debut And with graceful symmetry the final title storyeturns to Vietnam to a fishing trawler crowded with Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs refugees where a young woman's bond with a mother and her small son forces both women to a shattering decision Brilliant daring and demonstrating a jaw dropping versatility of voice and point of view The Boat is an extraordinary work of fiction that takes us to the heart of what it means to be human and announces a writer of astonishing gif.