Daniel Wallace
Big Fish
Book Review by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony

Having enjoyed the film so fully, I picked up the book. Predisposed to enjoying (and writing) surrealism as I am, this book filled that love. Though, I think the film feels far more surreal, while the book is much more like storytelling -- tall tale telling. The book also curls up the lip, and puts the tongue into the cheek, a bit more than the film. Both are likable. A father and son story where the father is dying and the son wants him for once to be serious and attend to the bond between them that feels so neglected. The son at the sick father's bed begs for that heart to heart conversation, and the father quiets, his eyes look longingly, seemingly into memory, into nostalgia, a word of wisdom perhaps, but instead, "Did I ever tell you the one about...?"

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Copyright © 1998-2016 Ross Anthony, Author - Speaker - Solo World Circumnavigator In addition to reviewing films and interviewing celebs at HollywoodReportCard.com, traveling the world, composing great music, motivational speaking, Mr. Anthony also runs his own publishing company in the Los Angeles area. While traversing the circumference of the planet writing books and shooting documentaries, Mr. Anthony has taught, presented for, worked &/or played with locals in over 30 countries & 100 cities (Nairobi to Nagasaki). He's bungee-jumped from a bridge near Victoria Falls, wrestled with lions in Zimbabwe, crashed a Vespa off a high mountain road in Taiwan, and ridden a dirt bike across the States (Washington State to Washington DC). To get signed books ("Rodney Appleseed" to "Jinshirou") or schedule Ross to speak check out: www.RossAnthony.com or call 1-800-767-7186. Check out his other sites too: Author*Illustrator*Speaker, Motobookothon 2009, M9, Write Triangle, TwT. Go into the world and inspire the people you meet with your love, kindness, and whatever it is you're really good at. Check out books by Ross Anthony. Rand() functions, Pho chicken soup, rollerblading, and frozen yogurt (w/ blueberries) also rock! (Btw, rand is short for random. It can also stand for "Really Awkward Nutty Dinosaurs" -- which is quite rand, isn't it?) Being alive is the miracle. Special thanks to Ken Kocanda, HAL, Jodie Keszek, Don Haderlein, Mom and Pops, my family, R. Foss, and many others by Ross Anthony. Galati-FE also deserves a shout out. And thanks to all of you for your interest and optimism. Enjoy great films, read stirring novels, grow.


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