God's Fool: A Novel

God's Fool: A Novel

Mark Slouka / Sep 22, 2020
God s Fool A Novel Born attached at the chest Chang and Eng were considered a marvel an act of God By any standard theirs is a history of epic variety and drama Mark Slouka recounts their tumultuous story from the d
  • Title: God's Fool: A Novel
  • Author: Mark Slouka
  • ISBN: 9780393352641
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born attached at the chest, Chang and Eng were considered a marvel, an act of God By any standard, theirs is a history of epic variety and drama Mark Slouka recounts their tumultuous story, from the docks of Vietnam to American fame, with intimacy and compassion.A Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Dallas Morning News Best Book of the Year.
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      • Mark Slouka

        Mark Slouka is the author of four previous works of fiction including Lost Lake, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Visible World, a finalist for the British Book Award His 2011 essay collection, Essays from the Nick of Time, was the winner of the PEN Diamonstein Speilvogel Award A contributing editor at Harper s, Slouka s work has also appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and the PEN O Henry Prize Stories He lives in Brewster, New York.

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    1. The second recent novel I ve read in recent months based on the life of Chang Eng, the 19th century Siamese twins who became southern farmers after touring for a while with P T Barnum This one was narrated by the one who became a drinker the other by the one who became a Christian temperance advocate This one focused on their shared life the other on their individuality This one was probably introspective, so much so in a way that seemed out of character that it was not always believable But [...]


    2. I m writing this review because I m surprised there are none already posted I picked this book out rather randomly at the library because I was drawn to the cover design I m glad I did I didn t immediately take to it because the narrator s reminiscing at the beginning can be a bit confusing it lacks chronological order and mentions a lot of names without first explaining who the people are however, once a proper narration began, the story held my attention perhaps even so because I already had [...]


    3. Historical fiction story is based on the conjoined twins from whom the term Siamese twin was originally coined Chang and Eng had fascinating lives that stretched from Siam to Europe to the US Before I knew this was based on a true story, I actually believed the author asked the reader to take too many leaps in faith What worked Beautiful writing examples, especially of Siam and of Chang s relationship w his son Fascinating storyline Perfect example of the American Dream I would read Slouka s sho [...]


    4. I was initially a little wary of reading historical fiction about Chang and Eng Bunker, the most famous pair of conjoined twins On the one hand, one of my absolute favorite themes in fiction is brotherhood, which Chang and Eng literally embodied, and another of my favorite themes is interculturality, and Chang and Eng not only traveled extensively but also eventually settled in North Carolina, half a world away from their native Siam On the other hand, I didn t want to read a book about the wond [...]


    5. Great book It is about the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng,told from the point of view of Chang The cover has a excerpt from areview that is very true If you can read this novel without beingastonished and touched, then you d better check to see if your heartis made of stonemply brilliant A book of the year It is a very touching novel, as it is so hard to imagine going througha whole lifetime physically tied to a person Even sadder, as timegoes on, these two brothers drift apart mentally, [...]


    6. Two stars because this book was rather slow and boring at times This is the story of the original Siamese twins from China who were sold as a curiosity to be shown to kings and the like, and then escaping to freedom This should have been an exciting read but it just was not very gripping at all It picked up towards the end but not the way it needed to in order to hold one s attention


    7. I love knowing that any time I pick up a book by Mark Slouka that I will find something wonderful He is such a beautiful writer This story was not one that I would have thought could be done so beautifully, but it surprised me I definitely recommend him to all who enjoy language and storytelling.


    8. one of the most brilliant and memorable books I ve ever read I don t believe in plot summaries, so instead I will say that I was mesmerized.If you want to learn about life for Siamese twins during the Civil War in a way you never imagined, dive in


    9. I had a really hard time finishing this While good at first, the introspection of the main character narrator and the writing style just made the book tedious after a point The topic the original Siamese twins was interesting, but I think I ll end up getting a biography of them.


    10. I found that Chang s inner thoughts got in the way of the story Eng becomes a shadow, someone we never get to know, although he s always there His wife isn t even named Somehow, the characters didn t seem real.






    11. Once I got into it after a very confusing beginning , the story and its characters fascinated me and I couldn t put it down Lovely writing great characterisation.


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