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Big Fish - Daniel Wallace
Big Fish
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Throughout William's childhood, his much-absent father, Edward, regaled him with tall tales of his exploits as a young man. But now that his father is dying, William must get to know the real Edward Bloom, before it's all too late. Inspired by the fragments of stories he's gathered over the... show more
Throughout William's childhood, his much-absent father, Edward, regaled him with tall tales of his exploits as a young man. But now that his father is dying, William must get to know the real Edward Bloom, before it's all too late. Inspired by the fragments of stories he's gathered over the years, William recreates his father's life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand Edward Bloom's great feats - and great failings - at last finding a way to say goodbye.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743484251 (0743484258)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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3.5 Review | Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward B...
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4.0 Big Fish
He could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. He saved lives, tamed giants. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.Now, as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can't seem to stop telling jokes -or the tall tales...
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ellaminnowpea rated it
I loved the movie, and was excited when I saw in the credits that it was based on a novel. I didn't like this version of the story, though. It felt too disjointed and lacked a lot of the magic of the movie.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Daniel Wallace is a first-class storyteller, and apparently he's not the only one. Edward Bloom is a frequently-absent father, but when he's around he's full of stories and jokes and tall tales; the effect is rather bigger than life. How do you get to know a person like that? What can you know ab...
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