Big Fish A Novel of Mythic Proportions Author:Daniel Wallace In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. Or at least that's what he told his son. Faced with the prospect of his father's death, William Bloom sets about to discover who the man really is. Daniel Wallace's magical first novel, Big Fish, is told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts that William knows. Thro... more »ugh these tall tales-hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous-William begins to understand his elusive father's great feats and great failings.« less
Tall tales and family myths lead a man to discover the man behind the legend: his father. Heartwarming, a sad and funny novel that will have you thinking about the family stories that structured your life.
If you like mythical and literary allusions, you will enjoy this book as much as I did. If you don't care for fantasy or magical realism, you may not fall for the tall tales that the father tells his son, but you may recognize the type of person who loves to exaggerate and who has a vivid imagination.