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Memoirs of a Polar Bear Kindle Edition
About the Author
Paul Woodson holds a BFA in acting from Boston University and has been acting and singing since the age of thirteen. He has recorded close to 150 audiobooks in many different genres--including romance, fiction, history, biography, and mystery-and has performed in over 100 stage productions across the USA and Europe.
The narrator of over 150 audiobooks, Christa Lewis is a 2019 Voice Arts Award-winning narrator, a 2018 Audie Award finalist, and a 2018 Listener's Choice finalist. She has been featured in AudioFile magazine and earned multiple Earphones Awards for recordings that have become Audible bestsellers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B01E9EHWZS
- Publisher : New Directions (November 8, 2016)
- Publication date : November 8, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 5603 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 288 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #335,343 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Tawada, through each part, explores themes of identity, belonging, love, trust, loneliness and freedom. She challenges you in such a gentle manner through emotional story-telling, but also through deploying subtle humour, to fully engage your thoughts and leave you feeling reflective.
For me, what really let this novel down, was the complete inconsistency of style, and lack of commitment of the author to the basic principles on which the novel is based. Each part was told from different perspectives (polar bear vs human), each with different principles and ambiguities (particularly surrounding the abilities of the polar bear to communicate), leaving each part feeling slightly disjointed and confused. Considering it is only a short (250 pages) novel, I felt that I spent far too much time settling into frequently changing writing styles and principles, and this just lost the impact of all of the power and wonderful potential this book had.
If you are considering reading this book, I would recommend treating as a collection of three different stories, rather than a novel of three parts.
And, of the three parts, I was glad that the final part was actually my favourite, and could stand alone as it’s own short story. It was beautifully told, with all of the best elements from the first two parts combined.
I could not recommend it to anyone because it's convoluted, puzzling, jumping all over the place in time, etc. etc.etc.
So Polar Bear fan you have to be. I didn't know what to make of it even at the end. Enjoy.