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The Boat by Nam Le
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Oct 31, 2009

did not like it
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Read in October, 2009

I really liked the first story, but couldn't get into the other short stories following it. Ironically, in the first story, the main character is a Vietnamese author who struggles with a writing block. He claims he didn't want to take the cheap way out by writing about Vietnamese stories. He should just stick w/ writing Vietnamese stories. His first story about his conflicted feelings towards his Vietnamese dad has so much potential and is actually very good. I wished he had just written a whole book based on his first story instead of a collection of unbelievable short stories, where the only one that's actually any good is his Vietnamese short story.

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