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Song of the Oceanides

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  5 reviews
J.G. Zymbalist's debut is a quirky but poignant coming-of-age tale about children, Martians, freaky Martian hummingbird moths, and alluring sea nymphs.
     The first thread relates the suspenseful tale of a Martian girl, Emmylou, stranded in Maine where she is relentlessly pursued by the Pinkerton Detective Agency's Extraterrestrial-Enigma Service.  The second thread conce
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Kindle Edition, 574 pages
Published January 13th 2016
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Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
For a first published book, this shows a lot of depth, potential and is very gripping. It is one of those books you read to connect with in more ways than one. You don't just feel and see the story unfolding, you become part of it. You connect yourself and your life to the happenings and it really makes you think.

I found the characters exceptional. They contained a lot of depth and personality, which I would expect from a book with this level of detail and attention to the little things. Each c
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Majanka
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I had no expectations coming in and reading Song of the Oceanides – the combination of Martians, Martian hummingbird moths, sea nymphs, and artists, seemed like it could either go extremely wrong or extremely right. It certainly didn’t sound like any books I had ever read before. Turns out, it all worked out rather well, and even if the combination of all those different characters sounds implausible, it’s actually a
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Danielle Urban
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Song of the Oceanides by J.G. Źymbalist is a powerful fictional read. Instantly readers are hooked by the emotional attachment that J.G. Źymbalist creates throughout his writing. From the beginning, readers will feel sympathy, loss, and fear. We can easily put ourselves into the first character' shoes. It's never easy to lose someone, especially one's parent. The character's agony from hearing the Song of the Oceanides...feels so real that it becomes the reader's own fear. Then as the story unfo ...more
Lynn Demsky
I didn’t care for this book, at all --- mostly I was frustrated because the author put a poem in the beginning in German, I think. I spent four days looking for a translation and there wasn’t one in the book and I couldn’t find on the internet --- so why put it in? I really truly tried to enjoy the book but at over 763 pages there was no place you could read it and be comfortable and way too heavy to lug around any place ---- so sorry but, it just was NOT my type of reading --- and at the end I ...more
Marlys
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was given this book by author Buzz for a review. This book starts on page 135, which confused me, because I thought some pages were missing. Another person that reviewed this book said that there was a poem at the beginning of the book in German. I did not see that poem in my book. This book had several characters that were not completely described and the book was difficult to follow.
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J.G. Źymbalist began writing Song of the Oceanides as a child when his family summered in Castine, Maine where they rented out Robert Lowell’s house.

The author returned to the piece while working for the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, May-September, 2005. He completed the full draft in Ellsworth, Maine later that year.

He wrote the original draft of his other experimental work,Hymn to the Ni
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