Thursday, June 7, 2012
Odd. Readers need to like two things to enjoy Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes: Hawaii and her unique and quirky voice. This talented author can delight many readers with trenchant observation and wickedly funny prose. I found that my own interest in the transformation of Hawaii by American missionaries not strong enough to glide me across her pages of odd narration while I awaited a fine witticism which always arrived. If you like Hawaii, this is the book for you, since your guide presents the history of Hawaii with lively and entertaining writing. Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended) Click here to purchase Unfamiliar Fishes from amazon.com.