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Posted November 29, 2005
quick but excellent read
I picked up this book because of the title. I have recently become interested in the art of tattoos. This book is so well written and is told so eloquently that I could not stop reading it. I love the way the story is told through the tattoos. The meanings they have and what she went through.
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Posted October 29, 2007
Couldn't put it down
This is a great story about the life of a castaway who returns to the US after 30 years of living with an indigent tribe on a remote island. It's a great quick read for a busy person. It's thought provoking without veering off into darkness. It is very interesting to see how the protagonist is taken into the tribe and made into a member. She is transformed and yet remains different from the other tribesmen. My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more. If more of this story was told, the book might have been the type I'd never forget.
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Posted March 20, 2012
Jake Austin This book was a great, fun, quick read. I read it fo
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This book was a great, fun, quick read. I read it for a project I was doing for school but at the end I was reading it because I was enjoying. It was very interesting too because tattoos were not very widely accepted in the 70’s and definitely not in pre WWII era New York. One of the things I enjoyed very much about it was how an avant-garde artsy couple was marooned on a Pacific tribes island and how they made the vast transition and how the main character was eventually accepted into the culture. Another thing that was also helpful is how the main character viewed her tattoos and herself, a living tapestry. This helped me understand the reasons people get tattooed and the spiritual connection they have with it. Another thing that was interesting was how the culture the antagonist came from and ended up in couldn’t have been more different, but she adapted and was accepted. Overall a very fun and interesting read that I also found very helpful.
Posted August 11, 2009
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