This is definitely a book that I would recommend. It’s full of real life stories that many people can relate to and lets you know that it’s okay for you to laugh at the negative in life. This book is a must read that will keep you laughing! Don’t say I didn’t warn
Jamiel Pittman Professor Williams English 111 FE 30 October 2013 In this paper I will draw the parallels of good villains and bad villains. Often we characterize the “bad guys” as characters whom are not liked and not appreciated. However they are more likely to be more interesting than the heroes or “good guys”. I believe “bad guys” make stories more intriguing for a bunch of reasons. The idea of incorporating a fictitious character in a story that goes to great lengths to be “destructive” is always suspenseful.
These subtleties poke out from beneath Fadiman's overlying theme's of acceptance and cultural relativism which blanket the novel. These overlying themes may be noble and heart warming, but they are also unrealistic as can be witnessed throughout the novel. If there is one thing the reader can take away from, The Spirit Catches You and you fall down, it is that there is a big difference between saying, "Can't we all just get along?" and actually getting along. Fadiman is constantly making cultural comparisons between the Hmong and American cultures.
K. L. Going’s Saint Iggy is a wonderful piece of young adult fiction that definitely kept my attention. It was just about the day to day life of a boy, but Going’s writing style made the book hard to put down. I would say it could easily be considered realistic fiction. More often than not, I do not find realistic fiction to be very grasping, but this book was certainly an easy read. All 272 pages were like being in the mind and life of someone else.
It just seems to unethical to me even though I can see how they would be useful. This novel made me think about many aspects of human life. Not only did I ponder how we as a people treat each other and people that are different than us, but I pondered our future and how realistic this novel’s plot can be. I am incredibly glad that I decided to read this book again because I missed out on so much the first time I read
One technique he certainly utilizes more than once is exaggeration. By embellishing the story, he heightens the enjoyment for his reader, and also gets his point across more clearly. Furthermore, satire and sarcasm help illustrate what Sedaris finds absurd, while still making it humorous. In “I Pledge Allegiance to the Bag,” Sedaris ridicules American tendencies by writing, “Trains don’t normally sneak up on people. Unless they’re derailed, you pretty much know where to find them…” (216).
However I enjoyed reading the book, because the main idea of”POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING” is very interesting and very different. I personally love such topics. With all his stories author has achieved his goal of educating his readers about the new way of thinking. I got learn many things from the book. Being in the hotel industry ill relate all of his examples and ideas in delighting my guests.
Nevertheless, this is the precisely the beauty of this anthology. The stories provide fresh and novel perspectives on common relationships found in all of the readers’ lives. Carver leaves every story slightly “up in the air”, in a way that is very thought-provoking. I found myself needing to put down the book several times and think about questions that had arisen, which was unexpected. His simplistic and to-the-point nature of writing allows the reader to focus truly on the important skeleton of the stories, avoiding wordiness and unnecessary details that are typical of some classic stories.
With much imagery. Its not to tell a story,but allow a story to be created. I love to keep the plot interesting, and leave them wanting new situations to pop up in each and every crack in the books. The style is complex yet loose at thesametime. It is not only my critisism, but at the same time, your very own.
At the same time, the readers are actually able to both enjoy and absorb the information the author is trying to communicate due to the comical approach. Satire is most often used through the following: irony, sarcasm, ridicule, and exaggeration. It is used to encourage