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The Swallowed Man

by Edward Carey

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This is a bitter-sweat continuation of the Pinocchio story. Pinocchio's "father, Geppetto, is trapped in the belly of a giant fish where he is able to find shelter, a box of candles, and provisions within a small ship the fish had also swallowed. While trapped, he keeps busy with his memories of Pinocchio as well as the creation of new art. ( )
  M_Clark | Sep 7, 2021 |
audiobook - imaginative fiction - as written by a character trapped inside a giant sea monster, some of which is fantastical, and other parts of which are quite delusional. Features a skillfully animated narration provided by the author himself, which at times was quite frantic and intense - not a peaceful/relaxing story, but one that is sure to make your commute hours skip along much more quickly. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Edward Carey's The Swallowed man is a highly originally deeply-strange all-engrossing novel-art-book. The Swallowed man follows the time that Geppetto spends in the belly of the Great Fish. Totally unputdownable and thoroughly rewarding. ( )
  modioperandi | Feb 4, 2021 |
Adjectives that come to my mind when trying to describe this book? Odd and strange are the first to come to mind. Carey has written the memoir of Geppetto, the creator of Pinocchio, as Geppetto lives his life in the belly of the huge fish that has swallowed him. Luckily, there is a ship which also has been swallowed in the fish’s belly for Geppetto to live on. This fish exile gives him a chance to ponder his treatment of his wooden son. There is humor but basically it is a dark story about the responsibility of fathers. ( )
  brangwinn | Jan 26, 2021 |
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