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One Big Damn Puzzler PS Free download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free On a remote South Pacific island paradise an elderly tribesman is translating Hamlet into local Pidgin English Much to his annoyance his struggles with the Bard are interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor William Hardt is a young American lawyer he has Obsessive Compul. The description intrigued me on a South Pacific island the one man who can read and write is translating Hamlet into the island s patois a blend of native words and scrambled present tense English Is be or is not be is be one big damn puzzler Unfortunately this idea is subordinated to less compelling characters Lawyer William Hardt comes to the island in an effort to win reparations for the islanders who lost loved ones and limbs to the land mines left behind by the US military William never really comes alive his main characteristics seem to be naivete and OCD His efforts to find a woman who was raped by American soldiers threaten to disrupt the island s traditions which brings him into conflict with both Managua the Shakespeare afficionado and Lucy a British anthropologist with whom William has an affair that the author strenuously insists is a grand romance But in the end his efforts do bring millions in reparations William leaves the island and we move ahead six years to 2001 It s then that the book really goes off the rails William is on his way to the Twin Towers on a morning in early September when he bumps into his unpleasant childhood chum Sandy coincidentally the lawyer who represented the US in the reparations case Sandy reveals that Lucy has a daughter and that basic math strongly suggests she s William s daughter too Shaken William blows off his appointment to return to the island And by this chance William is spared when a plane crashes into the World Trade Center I m not in the camp that says it s too soon or not appropriate But this feels so tacked on and the story becomes so programmatic when William returns to the island Because his very American effort to Do Good has led to islanders than ever losing their limbs the influx of money has been spent on satellite dishes Coca Cola and fatty snacks leading to an epidemic of obesity and diabetes It s not that I disagree with where the author is coming from Does American interference abroad wreak catastrophe I ve read Noam Chomsky I read the newspaper But this feels again perfunctory and implausible The real nail in the coffin is this bit of clunky juvenile prose He thought how he d carried out his own September 11 on the island He had done far damage than any terrorist ever could

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One Big Damn Puzzler PS Free download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Logic strange notions about sex and addictive rendering of English to moments of aching sadness as much as life affirming farce this exuberantly original novel confirms John Harding as one of contemporary fiction's most entertaining and observant chroniclers of the human conditio. I was reading this book right before Zoe was born Actually I went into labor before I could finish it and we had to return it to the library About a month after she was born we went back to the library and my Kustav Klimt bookmark was still inside the book so I checked it out and finished the book It was one of those books that make you laugh out loud The characters are so interesting and different I highly recommend this book It about this man who happens to have a hilarious case of OCD who is in charge of investigating a crime that happened many years ago and repaying this small village back for the crime There is also an anthropologist who is not too happy that this guy has money to give to this island village and how it will change the way they live

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One Big Damn Puzzler PS Free download õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sive Disorder and he has come to help And from that moment on nothing will ever be the same For what and who he finds there will challenge both his and our values and our ideas about love life and even deathBursting with good things from the islanders themselves with their curious. It s not that I like everything I read I m just adding my faves The title of this one is a pidgin English translation of Shakespeare s that is the uestion If you ve ever read the essay Shakespeare in the Bush you ve already got a leg up on this book The Anglo Saxon bard meets a tutti fruitti world an obsessive compulsive American lawyer lands on a Pacific Island where not only the rules but also the whole playing board are different


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