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Posted November 26, 2011
"Where do I begin my story?
I was borne in a tiny seaside town, Onoura, Japan. My father was a very honest man..."
This is an engaging opening paragraph and set the narrator's voice instantly. There is an intimacy and a connection created from the first sentence, the kind perfectly suited for a first person narrative. There is sometning innocent and authentic about this clean and unflashy opening, soothing readers will like and appreciate. The opening and the first chapter are engaging and set the voice of the piece well. The first chapter continues this throughtout and will hold insterest of the reader.
Based on a true story, well reserched.
I believe that this book will make a dramatic movie for all ages.
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Posted November 27, 2011
I thought I would never read a book written in English. But when I started reading "The Three Sailors", I felt happy as many names are so familiar-Iwa-san, Yuki, Genji...and soon I was drawn into this story. I smiled, learned a lot of historical and spiritual things, and at the end I cried. In Japan, English text boks are not interesting, but if "The Three Sailors" would have been used as an English textbook in Japan, I definitely would have loved English. Midori Bamba is a story teller. Many books made me sleepy after three pages, but I read this book up to eighty stright. Pages after pages---I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read her next book! I am also viewing a movie adventure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.