Big Fish

Big Fish

A Novel of Mythic Proportions

Book - 1998
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Edward Bloom is dying, and his son William doesn't know him; he knows things about him, but not who he really is. Sitting by his father's deathbed, William recreates his father's life through a series of tales, legends and myths.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998
ISBN: 9781565122178
Characteristics: 180 p. ; 19 cm


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Jan 20, 2018

It's not often where I suggest skipping the book in preference to the movie. This is one of the few cases where the movie is much better.

Jun 25, 2016

I go the point that we all use myths to explain our lives and that our lives are full of stories and characters, some real, some that we think are real and some plain fabricated. But I did not like the Dad in this story enough to even want to learn about him. I felt the same way about the movie. I just read this in preparation for the show coming to Hamilton in Fall 2016. I trust it will be better.

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