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  • By BPOTS
    Oct 24, 2011
    The novel really is a wonderful, touching tale of how the human spirit overcomes adversity. In the style of Hemingway, the author Con Cú has mastered the art of simplicity and economy of words, without forgoing the occasional stroke of poetic genius. I particularly liked the character of Minh Chau. Her child-like charm endures into her adult life enchanting everyone around her, even if it only to mask the deep scars that she bears within her. Love and love-making in this novel is truly refreshing. Although somewhat graphic at times, it clearly brings out the joy of two people finding each other in a synergy of the physical and spiritual. In that sense, it introduces a sense of realism about human sexuality and emotions that is often absent in modern literature. If the author has made one error, it is in making the character of Mathieu Hibou too ideal, too pure of thought and action. Or perhaps, there really are some Mathieu Hibous in this world, hidden behind their soft-spoken... More > and stoic manners. The character of Quan reveals that of the modern man - violent but with a cause, faithless from the inadequacy to completely love and fearless in self-sacrifice. For some Quan will be seen as a rogue, albeit a loveable one. For most readers, Quan's failings will be filtered out by the lense of his childhood tragedy and courageous behaviour. While Con Cú's style is promising, especially for a first-time author, his use of dialogue lacks imagination and the last third of the novel seems at times rushed compared to the very strong chapters in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Quebec City. Still, I did enjoy the chapter in my home community of Cultus Lake. Con Cú managed to capture the beauty of our beautiful lake community nestled between the mountains and the Douglas fir forests. All told, Soldier, Lily, Peace and Pearls is a good read with perhaps the trappings of an enduring and endearing tale that merits a wide readership.< Less
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Product Details

First Edition
Deux Voiliers Publishing
November 5, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.51 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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