Big Fish

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Innocent abroad Stuart Ward becomes a backpacker in peril when he travels to French Polynesia and the island of Bora Bora as the first stop on a Round-the-World itinerary. Arriving hopeful of adventure and romance, instead Stuart is unwittingly drawn into a conspiracy and he quickly discovers that the beautiful paradise islands are no Eden as one by one his fellow travellers begin to disappear... More
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Review by: JaneofArch on Aug. 12, 2017 :
If you've a fondness for eccentrics I can recommend perusing this author's books. As with the associated works, Big Fish is a frustrating read, full of bizarre and quasi-bizarre characters, and with a weak-kneed hero. In fact, "observer" could well be substituted for "hero" as a description of the main character who stumbles through life and adventure with weak motivation and a lack of decisiveness that I found quite frustrating.

No real ending to the tale, and it would profit from the excision of fifty or more pages of pointless philosophizing. Still, I read to the end and consider the book well worth its price. I suspect that the author could be quite successful—even to the extent of getting readers to pay actual money for his books—if he were a tad more conventional. I give it a generous four stars.
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