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Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman
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Aug 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read from August 10 to 14, 2012

Weird and wonderful. The cover art just made me buy this book and I was richly rewarded with a story that was part Life of Pi and part like the lives of Jacque Cousteau meets Temple Grandin. It also reminded me of another fanciful fish story that I read recently, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Karen is the autistic savant living in Mexico and the heir to a struggling tuna cannery. Thanks to her aunt she is finally treated like a person and she tells her life story of dealing with the world. It's funny at times, stark at times. Karen's communication skills with humans leave a lot to be desired. This book handles a lot of topics like declining resources and man's relationship with the animal world to name a few. It get you thinking for sure and you wonder who is manipulating who during the course of her tale.

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Reading Progress

08/10/2012 page 6
08/14/2012 page 181
71.0% "This is weird and wonderful. It's like the Life of Pi meets Jacques Cousteau meets Temple Grandin."

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