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Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies)
Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies)
by Kip Fulbeck
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.47
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars psycho man meets neurotic man, April 4, 2002
Read the reviews and checked out the book. What's wrong with the narrator? Since this is a "fictional" biography, the narrator can wiggle his way in and out of funky --I mean, funky situations. I sense a neurotic writer who is probably insecure and a bit on the "edge" (not cutting edge, but psycho-edge), who used this book as therapy. Yeah, the writer intrigues at a real elementary, base level. . . The hapa is represented in such a pathetic way, I was wondering if Fulbeck was resurrecting the tragic, neurotic,psycho mulatto (the main character of this book is reminiscent of Soaphead Church of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. . . Pathetic. Bad representation of hapas. Get over yourself! Please don't speak for all hapa guys, just your "fictional, biographical" self. Can we move into the 21st century with more realistic representations of hapas already!?


The Sum Of Our Parts: Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans (Asian American History & Cultu)
The Sum Of Our Parts: Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans (Asian American History & Cultu)
by Teresa Williams-Leon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $29.89
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6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, too academic, April 4, 2002
Academics are presumptuous. This is not for the everyday reader. Too bad. The topic is interesting (being mixed heritage Asian Americans). The book is boring --too academic. This is not for the average reader who wants to read something for fun. I would prefer What Are You? by Pearl Gaskins and the book, Half and Half (by biracial and bicultural writers) before I'd recommend this academic mumbo-jumbo. The book's title is misleading. It should be titled, "Academics Gotta Make a Project Out of Everyting, including hapas" The writings are presumptuous.


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