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Top Customer Reviews: Pattaya: 30 Days of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 1 ratings
4 / 5
Related to this book. A lot of info so that partorisca expect with Thai daughters and the one who the travesía quite long could be like. Begun the little slow but then could do not dipping down. The desire could write like this type. Sure it maintain it my attention but some histories could have helped also. They are surprising!!

Top Customer Reviews: Lonely Planet ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 31 ratings
4 / 5
Alive the third of my time in the LUCIDO ASIA, based in Saigon and has done partorisca in the decade. As because I require the tourist book? Simply because that bolt in a city is not one same like those visit a city: there have it always a 'next time' attitude roughly exiting that it sees a zone. The bad 'never'. When it Visits of guests partorisca the week and see more than a region that has in a lot of years, is now of partorisca discover that I lacking and take that it goes! A prime minister has not been partorisca read books like this drive of Solitary Planet to a zone, as it can see the one who the tourists are suppositions partorisca see !

A book is very dipped was with an introduction in a zone and culture, separate sections in the each one of some countries (with breakdowns for cities and district), the on shabby sections and lunches, as well as you drive global partorisca be the sure tourist (sure in every respect). A book is very written and that interests the sections of sample. When I have read by means of a section of Saigon, the city knows a lot well, be in accordance with the majority of some recommendations and suggestions, although the few things are a lot of overrated or underrated. Still, ossia true with the majority of books of travesía.

Has chosen on books in a last pair of years in the LUCIDO ASIA, planning travesías of weekend, and one drives of Solitary Planet is one of a better some. It is not like this strongly illustrated likes some, but a trade was is words partorisca pictures, and the words are more effective that stirs it of touristy shots without enough of detail. Of this book covers the main zone that the book on, said, Vietnam he, there there is slightly less detail in some cities and of the zones that the book has consecrated, but the plan visits some casualidades of the zone is will see more than a country in all the chance. Good book!
5 / 5
I have found a very useful book, a lot of information eats: Where to remain , that and where to eat, that any to drink (local water), that injects will require, and recommendations that to see and do.
4 / 5
Slightly outdated information. Lost the interior my first week of backpacking
5 / 5
like all the pounds of Solitary Planet, this one he full of information, very useful!
4 / 5
Drives excellent to a region.. No like this thorough so that it drive of countries but still book of well of Typical Solitary
5 / 5
Alive the third of my time in the LUCIDO ASIA, based in Saigon and has done partorisca to the long of the decade. As because I require the tourist book? Simply because that bolt in a city is not one same like those visit a city: there have it always a 'next time' attitude roughly exiting that it sees a zone. The bad 'never'. When it Visits of guests partorisca the week and see more than a region that has in a lot of years, is now of partorisca discover that I lacking and take that it goes! A prime minister has not been partorisca read books like this drive of Solitary Planet to a zone, as it could see the one who the tourists are suppositions partorisca see !

A book is very dipped was with an introduction in a zone and culture, separate sections in the each one of some countries (with breakdowns for cities and district), the on shabby sections and lunches, as well as you drive global partorisca be the sure tourist (sure in every respect). A book is very written and that interests the sections of sample. When I have read by means of a section of Saigon, the city knows a lot well, be in accordance with the majority of some recommendations and suggestions, although the few things are a lot of overrated or underrated. Still, ossia true with the majority of books of travesía.

Has chosen on books in a last pair of years in the LUCIDO ASIA, planning travesías of weekend, and one drives of Solitary Planet is one of a better some. It is not like this strongly illustrated likes some, but a trade was is words partorisca pictures, and the words are more effective that stirs it of touristy shots without enough of detail. Of this book covers the main zone that the book on, said, Vietnam he, there there is slightly less detail in some cities and of the zones that the book has consecrated, but the plan visits some casualidades of the zone is will see more than a country in all the chance. Some of an information is slightly was-of-date (as of late 2019) but a lot significantly so much. In general, the good book!
3 / 5
Has found a very useful book, a lot of information eats: Where to remain , that and where to eat, that any to drink (local water), that injects will require, and recommendations that to see and do.
5 / 5
Drives excellent to a region.. No like this thorough so that it drive of countries but good closings
4 / 5
has DONE SO ONLY the travesía & of Cambogia of Vietnam and has to that say some of some suggested 'pristine' the zones have not been like this pristine anymore -&62; thats mainly to súper fast & for real projects intense developer for Chinese Investors those who casinos of build & of hotels everywhere Cambogia and rib down the jungles & ruin a last pristine beaches p. p.ej. In Sinhoukville or in several Cambodians of National Parks.
5 / 5
The maps are indistinct ashes and clicks on anything and begins was the internet and has an internet there is much more complete and current available on-line. And you can any one really anything is gone in some calm maps so that it will require an internet (or something) in all the chance.

Quite incomplete p. p.ej. House - charges more listed calm so that you take so only the small sample. Restaurants - ask - in your hostel and take far better info that a very limited cast in this book.

Is not the disaster but confidence in the and will lose vast quantities to see like this far better to use other free sources (some desquels is downloadable and available off-line)
5 / 5
I have bought this just before travelling to a region. In the first place, it is add partorisca me that directs in Thailandia North (I supposition some islands require the separated a). As, one drives has resupplied excellent coverage further of things partorisca do in a region. I found it the bit partorisca be missing of on house ( has a lot of suggestions, but HostelWorld was better partorisca me). I have tried his activities (agriculture of rice, the elephant that bathes, ziplining, cooking classes, visit), was utmost, and guesses it would be much more be last partorisca find them without east. Excellent election in general, to good sure would recommend!
4 / 5
The solitary planet is always drives of travesía good, maintain them up to date and say you more than precise things know. A niggle in of the this is covers the plot of places/of the countries in a reservation, as no like this detailed like calm usually volume when one drives is directed in a country the time. As I have thought a travelling and eating and the hotels was all quite well, but some things to do were the bit to be missing of.
5 / 5
The information adds, very researched and a lot of gain in my travesía to Asia. Background info is interesting, the logistics was good bet was and in the good quantity of detail. Has has used recommendations for house, travesías, spas and drive them independent and I is not never state there is disappointed. I have begun with drive different how was useless for comparison. The solitary planet is one has found more.
4 / 5
The value that takes , but the joint read, on information in the first place , then so only use your telephone , so that he the value that shabby , calm of the one idea and then can help yes stray , would recommend
4 / 5
This book is fantastic!! I have been to travel around east Asia of the sud and this book gave me to us the utmost overview of each city has visited in everything of these countries!! It was able to plan my travesía of this book and I used it when it has travelled to discover quirky restaurants and things to do!
4 / 5
Is the present navideño for my edges. The books of solitary planet am a lot informative and my edges is going to Vietnam and Thailandia next year and all the world requires the book of solitary planet when travelling .....
4 / 5
His drive good. I have had a leading version in paperback, which was much easier to use, taking around and maintain clue of. One 'and-version' is not like this useful and was a lot, a lot expensive thus Kindle version! Or it would recommend a paperback version.
5 / 5
Has used like the pre-cursor to go to Asia but Covid place and final to this. In general it drives gain and gain.
4 / 5
Has been impressed by others drive of travesía of Solitary Planet. Been due to of the this has bought the to be die like this present.
4 / 5
Information very useful and used it enough to plot to read up in some countries have visited. Although no material used it enough to warrant one £ seal of prize at the same time of compraventa.
5 / 5
Fund more up to date and better info on-line. Some waste of money.
4 / 5
Rids really useful, found the a lot of gain when travelling so only to Vietnam. You sell the plot in still such the small volume.
5 / 5
Another essential part of our plans of world-wide recognition, the receipts in condition adds like usual of Amazon.
4 / 5
A detailed and the user drives friendly. It would recommend.
5 / 5
Utmost overview of a zone-could do with slightly more intuitively place out of maps, but gave an excellent intro to the part of a world there is almost any knowledge of, like the base for travesías to plan
4 / 5
drives Adds. Expecting it will give a info requires.
5 / 5
The well has underlined points of some four countries. No like this detailed but useful to plan and taking around. You can use his 'Drive' free application or another web of places/of applications for has detailed descriptions in of the different cities.
5 / 5
Bought like the present partorisca the fellow the one who is planning in travelling to this region. It has loved that.
5 / 5
Like usual of Solitary Planet the good book has presented . Only drawback is spent 4 country and no quite go the like this detail like some editions of alone country
5 / 5
informative book Well, has purchased to follow the good descriptions & are happy with a compraventa.
5 / 5
It drives fresh but no very detailed. If pass partorisca visit so only one or two of this calm country perhaps would owe that purchase one has consecrated reservation.

Top Customer Reviews: Catfish and ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 48 ratings
4 / 5
Prepping Partorisca The travesía of month in Viet Nam has chosen them this book on, and found it to them writing very good and an easy bed but does like this inteligently with load of idea to some lives and the past culture for forward to a modern present. In breaking of heart of the time and gut wrenching the surreal and beautiful. A melon-collie memoir of emotional (and literal) arrive and downs in the man that looks for, his culture, his identity. So only I can it assume so only it lines a surface of a true vietnamese the identity but gives the look adds in a mentality and of the motives of the little of these hard working and giving endures culture. One a lot powerful bed and a lot of writing.
5 / 5
An excellent read. A book was in the nave and the utmost condition was punctual.
4 / 5
My woman and I have read this book to the equal that visit Vietnam during one 40th anniversary of Day of Emission. I have helped partorisca confirm our impressions of Vietnam and situate them in context.
5 / 5
One can also ronchonchon in Gender of edges, opinions étonamment obtus, but his facts are exciting
5 / 5
Catfish and Mandala is in the travesía of an author in Vietnam partorisca go in touch with his roots. Andrew is the Vietnamese-American this there is immigrated in some the EUA shortly after the reunification of Vietnam. "Mandala" You mean The wheel of bicycle, like the travesía of Andrew is undertaken on bicycle. His histories of Vietnam of modern day is interdispersed with the memories of his mother and his own memories of his infancy to Vietnam and some the EUA. This history is alcohol -broadening -- I am surprised in some experiences of difficult tests in such the young age. Andrew also has to that come on hire purchase with his incredible regime when compared the people although alive in Vietnam. Viet-Khieu - Vietnameses-American - is not received always warmly to Vietnam.
A time although Catfish and Mandala develops truth roughly Vietnam that any Westerner would not discover never, he also said in a racism in society of EUA that many of us never experience. I have been impacted partorisca read in a thin and frankly racism that is the part of his life in some the EUA. A same time, an author maintains the amour partorisca the United States, the only facts stronger for his recognition his fatherland.
A writing is fantastic. Some descriptions are vivid, employing all five sense. Have enjoyed one has has invented words - combinations of two English words - that Pham used partorisca express concepts in Vietnameses. I am learning Vietnamese, as it can appreciate that it tries to translate. They say that when you learn the tongue, learns more in his culture and of the people. Andrew Pham bridges of the empty partorisca speakers any Vietnamese. To Words likes them "Brother-Fellow" and "Near-Relative" it expresses some reports among Vietnamese people. In Vietnamese, use different words according to an age, state, and intimacy of the report among you and another person. Andrew explains this punctual in a book, and like his sense of mark of the sentences.
Catfish And Mandala, like this far, is one of some better books has read this year, perhaps a better. 24 hours with which began it, had finalised the. A writing is hilarious, tragic, vivid, visceral. I can see some beggars, smell a rain-humid air, visualise an author is changing the report with his homeland likes immerses of him in him. This rids to good sure deserves all some prizes and accolades has received already and then some. They are of the alcohol to exit and buy he for all the world know.
For a past two days, am coming house of work, seated in a couch to read it, and any moved for several hours. Not even win it could interrupt me. I have tried included to read he in a car, during these lights of long traffic. Such is a grip that this book takes control, having the sense of when to relieve a history with the histories of cultural misunderstandings have contrasted with some intense histories of his family.
4 / 5
This book will live with you for ever. My interest is has come from/come from the Viet Namese partner the one who has emigrated here with his family in a 90 east. Thuy Suggestion to read this book intrigued me, and of some first pages have comprised thoroughly which means for an urgency in his suggestion.
Ossia The history of the familiar exasperated to leave an oppression and disillusionment that has followed one North Viet Namese victory in a long fight to be free of external colonists. It ensued Was the nightmare of proportions of epic. It is so only now that the influence of Saigon is returning to open a country until a possibility to locate with the life in any one classifies of way alentadora.
This in spite of, like this history recounts, ossia the almost "killing Fields" Viet Nam. A perils and tragedies that this family suffers to obtain his liberty will break your heart, inspire you and defy you the never believe any version has sanctioned officially formal of history, any one imports the one who he the writing.
Has the law of work familiarised here also, and will not give was a history. You will find this impossible book to dip down. Andrew also has the enormous sense of humour, which saves and enlightens the like this done a backside of travesía spiritual his homeland.
My partner thinks that this acurately taken a dialectic to be a expatriate, this in spite of like this emotionally connected to an earth of one is heritage. Anything your own fund, if you have invested any time in uncovering a history of your family, will connect with this book immediately. I have purchased this book three times. One first copy there is circled a ball once among friends, a second is doing his way by means of my friends and of the relative by means of Canada, and a third is by train to remain with me.
Positively, absolutely, ossia one of a plus end memoirs never writing. Ossia The classical in world-wide literature. Any of then Peter Mathiessen "A Leopard of Nieve" has has read the book like this deeply moving like this "Catfish and Mandela".
4 / 5
Has taken inflated with these novels on some authors facing enormous hardships and after going against a grain, to another side of a victorious tunnel. Of course, his quite done hips the container of royalty to share his feats with some readers. Well, for some young generations, was bit it cynical and the life is complicated more than concealed. We could very possibly relate or emphatise with these authors have mentioned earlier like his feats were simply also two dimensional or perhaps, too good to be true. This novel was the add find, & could comprehend in his voicing to try to establish his identity. When Caucasians there is remarked to go house, where has been has supposed to go when EUA has been his house for the majority of part of his life in all the chance? One same applied to the partner of the my the one who has faced a closing predicament. It is born in EUA & tongue so only English & English but because of a colour of a skin, has been treated differently. Then, it is in a complexity to get along with some members familiarised when the generations of youngster & of new action currency very different. An elderly would think that spanking his boys would be good to some youngsters when this was an only mechanism is spent on his parents & some parents before him. For a new country this in spite of, spanking is considered to be counterproductive & so only would have a young generation that rebels against an old. Then, it is a travesía , a travesía to see a world, & a travesía to discover our own self. When we Take to our so much-the homeland has called, that has been supposition to be the turn is resulted anti-climatic when we would not relate to the some locals at all was although his all look & to speak in the like. This novel is also a version unplugged of a Solitary Planet, Vietnam of fate. I have been to give the glimpse of a more & some worse appearances of a country. In time, some histories have been funny, in time, reflective, & in odd time, disturbing & heart-felt. So only like life, laugh, cry, tended, we enthused with the adventures of an author & misadventures & has given sigh it of relief when finally it finalise a round trips the survivor, albeit bit it shaken by a whole ordeal. A concept of flashbacks & going back in timing & to a present has had the readers that begs for more. To good sure that the interest read & highly recommended
4 / 5
Catfish and Mandala is in the travesía of an author in Vietnam to go in touch with his roots. Andrew is the Vietnamese-American this there is immigrated in some the EUA shortly after the reunification of Vietnam. "Mandala" You mean The wheel of bicycle, like the travesía of Andrew is undertaken on bicycle. His histories of Vietnam of modern day is interdispersed with the memories of his mother and his own memories of his infancy to Vietnam and some the EUA. This history is alcohol -broadening -- I am surprised in some experiences of difficult tests in such the young age. Andrew also has to that come on hire purchase with his incredible regime when compared the people although alive in Vietnam. Viet-Khieu - Vietnameses-American - is not received always warmly to Vietnam.
A time although Catfish and Mandala develops truth roughly Vietnam that any Westerner would not discover never, he also said in a racism in society of EUA that many of us never experience. I have been impacted to read in a thin and frankly racism that is the part of his life in some the EUA. A same time, an author maintains the amour for the United States, the only facts stronger for his recognition his fatherland.
Catfish And Mandala, like this far, is one of some better books has read this year, perhaps a better. 24 hours with which began it, had finalised the. A writing is hilarious, tragic, vivid, visceral. I can see some beggars, smell a rain-humid air, visualise an author is changing the report with his homeland likes immerses of him in him. This rids to good sure deserves all some prizes and accolades has received already and then some. They are of the alcohol to exit and buy he for all the world know.
For a past two days, am coming house of work, seated in a couch to read it, and any moved for several hours. Not even win it could interrupt me. I have tried included to read he in a car, during these lights of long traffic. Such is a grip that this book takes control, having the sense of when to relieve a history with the histories of cultural misunderstandings have contrasted with some difficult histories of his family.
5 / 5
Where In the American writing cease partorisca be classical copycats and take on a mantel of an American Writer? Hemingway Has contested to be Mark Twain Huckleberry Finnish, which has identified an American novel and that particular fashion or writing for the now informed character to writers like this American.
Andrew Pham, combines both the sense of journalistic licence with some stylistic American writing in Catfish and Mandala. Which attacked like this quite interesting. Looking for his roots, the sense of self, the one who and where coming from/come from all cumulated of his capacity and sense of an American literary fashion.
Gentleman Pham can disagree after all, is his fashion to write , but ossia mine that fish . Personally, it finds his very good fashion -- captivating me to start with to finalise.
Other descriptions in this habladuría to reserve on some chances of a history, prefers to examine a fashion of this work. Again, Andrew Pham has fulfilled that the import breakthrough in his career to write with east a. It is read in of the universities, clubs of book, for bicyclists, travesía buffs and tourists -- just to appoint the little. His fashionable flows during a work... But a final of just class of raisin. I have thought perhaps an additional 100 pages or to the equal that can have moved a history of a travesía and an experience of introspection to the long of the smoothest street. As when finalising just class of past and is remained the little perplexed... It classifies of as an end of the Clapton song -- any 'another' just 'blat' and is on.
For some interest of readers to please notes that this work has been very received for both one 2000 Whiting Reward of Writers and one 1999 Kiriyama (Pacific prize of Book of the Rim). Thank you Ladies Pham. Thank you.
5 / 5
Ossia The new book for the Vietnamese youngster-American the one who revisits an evasion of homeland in 1977 with his family in an age of 10. It travels for bicycle, and some rigours of his personal discomfort as well as his memories are eye opening like this expensive some realities that is to be Vietnamese today, both in Amsterdam and to Vietnam.
A book totally is involving, pulling a reader in a world of Andrew Pham, of some games of touch of infancy with his sister, to a horrific evasion to bounce where he and his family were thumbs out of dead persons, the Vietnamese culture in California. A writer is brutally sincere, saving neither his family, Amsterdam neither a Vietnamese of frank description. His ideas are immediately startling, frescos and vivid and some of his images a lot the time will pursue imagination of mine.
Some people in Vietnam are poor. There is filth everywhere and mosquitoes and bugs and rats. Constantly it is overcharged and all the world has his hands was, especially some police. When it Looks in his prime the one who attack with as the boy, @gives that his life could be so only be as it sweats if his family had not escaped.
A flashbacks t his infancy in Vietnam is interspersed with his flashbacks with life in Amsterdam and has a lot of exploitation that can call it his dysfunctional family. Among other things, he so that has familiar secrets that his rasgue all averts.
One a weakness of a book is that some things are not fully has explained. A bit sweet modifying active proded a writer to dip more information in the some of some segments and leave out of some boring details outsides.
This in spite of, has loved a book. I have loved a fact that took to him to places knows little roughly, both in some geographic as well as the inner landscape typical of an author. It is the modern update of an experience of Vietnam of the very only point of view. And it directs on Vietnam how is today.
Recommended
5 / 5
A 25th anniversary of a Fall of Saigon approached, as it was the conference in NYC Society of Asia in Vietnameses of American authors, as I have purchased this book for the partner. But before it has given a book was, has begun to read a preface. And it was like this hooked like the grandson taken in the propeller. I gorged I in the tongue of this book. It is like this poetic, has has wanted to deconstruct some sentence to see that Pham built them. Like This pound has not won the Prize of National Book can a lot of fathom. (Although it was honored with a Kiriyama Pacific prize of Book of the Rim). How it has been said in some descriptions on and down, Pham the book is a book of adventure like worthy like any history of External Magazine, the memoir, and a long test in cultural identity, immigration, guilt, and familiar dynamics. A metaphor has fill, flowing the chapters alternate among his travesía of current bicycle, an immigrant experience, and the flight of his family of Vietnam two decades. A book is sincere, humorous (to the equal that in when it relates his Dilbert-as the experiences that reads like an aerospace engineer in California, or when the promised of his brother offers the supermarket of armaments for street biking protect), psychologically complex (the duty of some first edges, a guilt in the suicide), those frights (when relating some experiences of his father in the estaca-War Vietnamese Prison, to his evasion likes to bounce he-of people, finding storing in a house that that can be a mental patient escaped), gutsy (that finds the street of bicycle of Narita Airport), sensual, exhilarating, sad, deep, and thin (can save each beggar, can marry each poor Vietnamese woman). Simply that the must has read.
4 / 5
Andrew Pham familiar escaped of Vietnam when you are the boy , solving in the first place in Louisiana, later California. In east captivating memoir, returns in Vietnam to discover again a country of his birth in the more on-next-and-personal (and American) way-in the bicycle. If Andrew has loved to discover like this is like another Vietnamese, chooses one more one-Vietnamese way for the , of the moment that bicycle of trace for amused is not something a lot of fact in this country. Pham Wants to see familiar places and loved in his past, while these help to comprise that it is spent his family in a present.
Has two narrative currents, so equally strong. A prime minister is Pham travesía and experiences in his leading house; a second is a history of a Pham the flight of the familiar to some the EUA and his sometimes pleasant, sometimes harrowing adaptation to his new country. "Catfish And Mandala" works in both levels, that offers both rich travelogue and thrilling familiarised history.
For readers those who have had little interaction with Vietnameses-American, this book is the terrific introduction the some people those who are having an increasing influence in of the parts of United States. For readers like this one, those who has on grown in a flange of Saigon Petit (which now is like this big has his sign of own start in a motorway) "Catfish and Mandala" clues in that that could be go in in some lives of these polite and mysterious neighbours.
-Candace Siegle
5 / 5
Catfish And Mandala is a lot of things. It is an adventure of travesía classical to an exotic earth. It is the bit of history and culture in his description of modern Vietnam. It is the look in familiar and life in Vietnam and in Amsterdam. And it is the book roughly that extracted a loss of has wanted to it one. And in the each thing this book is the masterpiece.
Some leading descriptions are well in a money. Of a moment you choose on this calm book can do not dipping down. I found reading this book each moment has had. In a library, in a porch forward, while while to diner to finalise cookery, included while students of mine has taken the test. Although it can so only read the page or two has done.
I recently read the terrible book in modern Vietnam has has called Shadows and Wind. After reading that it rids, no active the averages a sense that is likes in modern Vietnam to the equal that have done of Catfish and Mandala. I am going to Vietnam this summer and am happy has read this book before I have been.
Does not want to give anything has been concealed raisin in this book. So only I can say that you are looking for the book adds. A book adds that you take to the far was earth. Read this book. It is the travesía classical in a level of Iron and Silk, a Lady and a Fray, and a River in a Centre of a World.
One adds and has thought to cause read roughly Vietnam, family, and life.
4 / 5
When being the Vietnamese-American the one who has taught and lived in estaca-1975 Vietnam, has been waiting for plot when I have chosen this book on the vendor of book of the footpath in Saigon the few years done. That can say? Pham The swipe. There is no Vietnamese characters of any depths in this memoir, but, like this memoir the field and some looks to stage to dictate today, looks to be the literary excuse for a writer to exorcise personal demons while maintaining the prestress the art. As the one who memoirs go, ossia one of one more self-indulgent of the have still to read. It is memoir works in a sense that Pham is an ideal of all I aversion in Vietnamese insurance-American; they go in an external cost is self dignity, easy to complain while lacking of a sensibility to do included some smaller concessions, and self-of entities to a point likewise a lot that gives that his admission of his presumption is an acceptance so only in of the words. Some quite a lot of things Pham tries to say in this book, a lush descriptions and sweet poesy, is just fluff. His actions speak stronger that words. It paints superficial caricatures of just roughly all the world fulfils in a street, of his some descriptions of paragraph of sound ... buddies In Saigon (that does not take never to know, although they look some the majority of interesting characters in a book), to the each soldato fulfils in a street, the included a daughter of bar Kim, the one who Pham arrived to use (in the literary sense, although I am sure he has had his fun) likes a bit class of convenient stereotypical soyaquejar-promised of interest of mandate of amour. There are some descriptions and of the fine sentences in this work, but like the whole, he whines far too much. It has had points in a history when he so only begged Pham to contest a point, marks a connection, but he always failed to create a subtext, and he all is exited finally like the superficial representation of the complex country and people. Perhaps this was his point , to contrast his own lack of sympathetic and empathy for Vietnam, taken how is among two worlds. But if ossia a chance , does not help like an author, reason then forces a reader to look elsewhere for a true history. In an end, after his buddy Cuong wake his own lack of awareness in his straddling of two cultures, Pham spear was, using it like this he all more in this book to esave expensive.' Always it retains his nobility of character. That stirs it of [material]. It tries the little too hard, a model soyodel-minority.' A good writer integrates a landscape and memory in the way that gives them importance rivaling that of his the majority of real characters (I I I I'm sorry, but a last pair of chapters finalises to be typical memoir mush - superfluous, self-gratifying reflected), but as there is at all yard further of paper outs for people in this book, and his questions of self-the identity has been plumbed and writing on much more eloquently and deeply for a lot of other Asians-American authors, 'Catfish and Mandala' looks the prostitution of ideas. It is although Vietnamese-the Americans of his generation are writing, and Pham looks to have stylistic talents that it could do he partorisca very better of literature if finally it can learn an artistic sensibility any based in cliché pandering and exoticism. We are still in the moment to a Vietnamese utmost prime minister-American author. And please, no more memoirs!
4 / 5
Among a harrowing postward existence and eventual evasion of Vietnam (when you are ten) and some traumas of the acculturation of his family in Amsterdam, Andrew Pham has not REQUIRED to go in of the expeditions of dangerous bicycle to take material! But fact and hanged in the only travelogue has given readers the rich, multilayered, a lot moving, and very fulfilled the book that combines to pursue the history familiarised with histories to trip a lot rough, and reflected on when be considered so the crazy alien to Vietnam and Amsterdam (and Giappone). Pham Is obviously a lot of resilient, so physically and emotionally and something lovely add of painful personal history and travesía difficult.

Although a book is unlikely to promote visitatore (especially Vietnamese American some) to Vietnam, Pham travesía to some multiple traumas of the ideas of harvest of the experience of his family of universal weight. This fantastically writing and painfully self-developing the book deservedly has won one 1999 Kiriyama prize. It is hard to imagine the reader the one who would not learn of a book and I would not want to fulfil any the one who is not moved by his emotional force!
5 / 5
Andrew Pham to narrative plot by means of several subjects to be Asian-American, escaping Vietnam, cultural identity, sexual identity, racism, capitalism, etc., But that mark CATFISH he abonos read is that it is so only the a lot of involving history. Pham HAS the fashion to write that I took the moment to take covered to, but writes with humour and emphathy, and he candor that it mark memoirs lovely reading.
Against any one another reviewers, does not think is so only to expect that Pham pound to be that it writes so much can learn in a country of Vietnam and his people for your own purposes. If ossia that loves, take drives of Solitary Planet. Besides, it says to plot in a country and his people, albeit by means of his biased, 'Viet-kieu' eyes. And it is for this that have read memoirs-- is personal.
Pham Deserves some praise to be quite crazy the bicycle of San Francisco to Seattle, throughout Giappone, and of Saigon to Hanoi and behind. And his portrait of poverty and transmission, of an ugliness amena to some people loves amour, is enough to recommend this book.
4 / 5
Has taken like the collection of travelogue viñetas, is the good yarn, enough well has said. Has think that a fashion to write was the little uninspired. Pham Deploys the technician to attack substantive-verbs that founds to distract after the moment. But ossia way of just surface ... A book stirred to plot of murky has has submerged feelings in me. When being half-Asian I, there is natural parallels. It likes Pham, has thought frequently in a character of identity here in "the United States". Further that, it is an intriguing glimpse of the country and people in that a typical reader in some the EUA probably has, taste, of a lot of errors.
Together with 'Catfish and Mandala', also could consider Anne Fadiman is 'A calm Alcohol Take and fall', which chronic a collision of Hmong culture and Western medicine as embodied by some doctors of a hospital of county in Gracia, CA. A Hmong was mountain tribesmen the one who has been used for a CIA to struggle the war of shadow in Laos, and a lot of later wound on here. An analogy to a Viet-kieu is obvious -- that the book also has it casualidad well of significantly developing your consciousness of (Asian-)American of cultural subjects, and a writing, organisation, and the investigation is in the first place-has imposed.
5 / 5
In preparation for my month-travesías slow in Vietnam in Jan-Feb '03, am spent enough some time on Amazon, and has discovered this jewel of the book! I am appreciated more to leading readers of 'Catfish and Mandala' those who has estimated this he 5-star read, and the one who influenced to purchase a book; they were a lot of - is 5-stars all a way!!!
Travelling with Andrew is an unforgettable experience ! You break up in a scene, then has that dry the tear in another. Calm can not expect take to a next chapter! It is an author that have hooked - wants to read all is written!
Although I circumnavigated a ball some 20 years done, and saw it everything, the all, his histories instill some fear in me roughly in that he he again (in 51, are I too old partorisca east?). Still, I think that that I can be brave once again. Those some 20 years , agrees to scare to a bone so only looking in a map of where was (Egitto, India, Thailandia, Nepal...), But taking breathes it deep likes the plan has left a tarmac of Montreal, thought 'That that will be, will be', has behind dipped, finally enjoying a More adds them 8 month of my life!
These 8 months me do fault very on some last 20 years. Some histories have shared with clients on some years, be they of Indiana, Giordania, Egitto, Taiwan or Israele, helped forms view balanced of a world, and in fact contributed to fill mine coffers.
Like this here go once again! Yes, I will face it a time of plus, scared like this never! And that it will be, it will be. A risk (and compatible fear) are more add east times around, with my woman and 3 young girls waiting for my turn. I trust that I will live to say a history by other 20 years...!
And that comprises a history will know concealed to travel, to risk, to experience a world, and to savor all his beauty and bounty, ossia wealth !!
Thank you, Andrew, to give me a value a time of plus!
Highly recommended reading, included if you are not going to Vietnam.
5 / 5
Pham The book is the facinating has spent partorisca cover read. An incomplete fight partorisca comprise he, his familiar and his two countries. In Amsterdam, Pham finds no quite American. No quite comprised, neither comprising. It is the fight that has touched was for his sister. It thinks that that a response is of tower to Vietnam of the as he and his familiar escaped after a fall of Saigon.
To Vietnam, finds that it does not comprise a Vietnamese, neither comprise or his motives. His travesía in Vietnam is rewarding but a lot totally that satisfies -- creating like this a lot questions like this answered.
Especially of of the this, Catfish and Mandala is the facinating travelogue. A travesía of bicycle by means of the country, time and society.
Leaves desire to give Andrew the hug and pat in a backside.
-Mike
5 / 5
Pham, the one who bicycles around Vietnam, travels behind to his roots and takes his readers with him. Pham Takes the travesía his life to Vietnam like the boy, as he and his familiar escaped to start with his life in Amsterdam that says histories to the long of a way. If you are interested to learn more roughly Vietnam, ossia a book for you. Pham Takes calm by means of small cities to Vietnam and he present still some readers to some very interesting dishes, that after finalising a calm book almost leave homesick. A lot especially Pham has described his meetings in both to Amsterdam and Vietnam to be stereotyped with terrible names that would leave any one feeling stray and has confused. This book has opened my eyes to so only that the prejudice there is against another of a same nationality so only reason was domestic in Amsterdam, but has finalised with the smile that knows that they are not an only one with this feeling of discplacement.
5 / 5
Would read several descriptions of 5 stars of this book and with thrilling is looked forward to to read that. But I averted strangely it disappoint it. It is not that you are not the good book; it is so only a lot that has expected.
If the hopes of reader to take the feeling for Vietnam of present day, ossia probably any one a book to start with with. As that returning Vietnamese the one who has left his country like him 10 I with which falls to some Communists, some experiences of author almost exclusively a underbelly of a culture and sees little to rent.
Like the vehicle to explore his to possess the report clashed with his parents, siblings, long family, and his own identity, work well.
Like the source to learn more in a period, width, and the majority of all a depth of Vietnam, is achieved less.
4 / 5
Biking In the shoestring has presupposed by means of a third world to find oneself suggests another mediocre gene-x travelogue, but mr. pham Has surprised with the book that quietly grows and grows & grows in a reader. A travesía of bicycle is spiced with quite a lot of memories of a fall of Saigon, escaping Vietnam, and dysfunctional the immigrant of life familiarised that begins on in Amsterdam to maintain a lot of-bikers entertained. His descriptions of bicycling, when being a asian American, and the 'foreign-vietnamese' is thoughtful and well-done. It is not an add american novel, but is the very said history currency the bed.
4 / 5
This description is not roughly the one who this particular book was roughly, but the one who my experience of the bed was likes. I have read this literary memoir in the long weekend out of house. My travesía has not gone enough the holidays, takes place in going in- put. Houston of recognition, Knits, where has grown up. I read it on a plan there, in the numbing the hospital that expects room, in a bed where has slept like the girl, outside in a 99 heat of terracing, and finalised it, those hastes by means of any last few pages, so that a plan that took behind to mine esal' life, landed to Chicago Or'Hare. This book has resupplied to plot of things for me - a feeling to be in an exotic place, and all one wonderfully elaborate descriptions of lunches, extremes of time, the people have fulfilled to the long of a way that attended of the travesía memoir - the fascinating narrative in a community Vietnamese immigrant here in some the EUA, something of particular interest of mine because it has to that it weaves of Vietnamese- the Americans that alive in a zone of Houston - in concrete, a history of the family, complicated and messy and violent -- and a way one the crosses of personal history with 'big history.' A thing I especially liked in this book is that calm give you so more than just ' the type that takes a travesía of adventurous bicycle to Vietnam to think roughly where is of and the find.' A narrative of travesía is interrupted consistently, contextualised, with histories in the parents of a first writer of a war and his own histories to grow up. You are reading, reading, reading, to discover that it spends in all these different edges of a book. That I expósito extra-special in this book is that you take the sense of a main life of an author out of a book also. It mentions some people so only casually, takings the sense that has not tried cram all in, has a acknowledgement that one is life is the constant work-in-progress. So much, a book agreed of my travesía small own, one some have all has taken even if we are not in the soysaga of announced of the travesía of bicycle, the travesías concealed do to think in that I form, our families, our Americanness, concealed the little brave, and finally, is this in spite of, still part of the travesía he long plus. This writer is very brave and very good. Catfish And Mandala and Patricia Hampl is A Romantic Education is some better books of this type that has read all the year.
5 / 5
Really enjoyed this book. I thought that it that it was the seeds autobiographical novel at the beginning but a acknowledgments (that coming after a book) sound to mark as if a book is nonfiction. He any mine really @@subject all some chances in a book were real or no, as they have represented clearly some experiences of the life and the situation of an author fully.
To start with with, this book fantastically is writing. Some metaphors of uses of the author in an interesting way and he often painted of the vivid and descriptive scenes with adjective have used perfectly-substantive that it is innovative and evocative, although probably it lose points in the university English examination or the paper have tried uses them :-) (That has your university professor meso writes lately, in all the chance?) :-)
Pham Rid the beautiful and obliging history of the Vietnamese-American taken among two cultures. Like Appearances of African-American literature or other fines-cultural writing, a history of an individual that tries to find his or his place in the society a lot fully feel the part of amena in subjects of identities and belonging. The majority of satisfyingly, Pham neither idealises neither denigrates any culture. Throughout, positive and negative appearances abound so that it explores his place in a centre and tries to find that it feels is his roots. That is, is, and Pham does not pull any one attacks. It draws a reader in with daily tongue and an effective, but thin rendering of some first questions of our protagonist. Of there it takes his time to weave his history, with planned respect for a sensibility that active American roughly Vietnam, for some men and woman the one who has struggled that war in both sides, for a country that is existed so much before and after the, and for all the one who has been affected for him. He this artistically and skillfully, weaving 3 has has connected histories immediately, moving by means of timing seamlessly and with clarity, everything to paint the thorough picture of a Vietnamese-American predicament. It give this book 4 1/2 stars. It take the little slow among pages 50 and 100, but will give it 5 reason think that to give the four short-change it. Also it have to that mention that there is a lot a lot amusing tidbits to the long of a way. An a lot of enjoyable novel altogether, and recommended firmly for this a bit-picky reader...
4 / 5
This book is very written and has the history to say: andrew is to look for his be, his psyche, his aims, his in the travesía of bicycle in vietnam. There is Agreed to to feel his anxiety, smell his sweat-reeking dresses, enjoy his seen. Especially, this was the travesía wonderful although the think his conclusions are unsuitable but concealed is totally without senses of of the this his travesía, any mine.
Any the one who has not looked for never (the think that all have a time or another)...Read this book.
5 / 5
This book is two-fold. One separates of a book is the history in a fight of the familiar Vietnamese the one who travel in Amsterdam and his tragic history after achieving some the USA A second part of a novel is roughly one of some members of these familiar those who travel in Vietnam after completing a terracing of engineering in UCLA. Both of some histories are centred around Andrew X. Pham (I assumes is autobiographical).
A history in Pham the immigration of the familiar to Amsterdam is in and of him the reason to buy this book. Although Mexican, Irish and the Oriental European immigration to Amsterdam is covered in colegiala, a Vietnamese experience is a ossia almost there is almost has ignored. Ossia regretable Reason is facinating one.
This book is also view adds of Vietnam of modern day. The Americans often ignore a plight of people in 3rd world-wide countires likes Vietnam. Reading this book will open your eyes to some hardships that alive to Vietnam is that have today.
4 / 5
For me one the majority of powerful and poignant sections of a book were in Phan infancy, an evasion of Vietnam and his life like an immigrant. A travesía behind looked somehow has accused down. It has loved to listen the one who an author has thought roughly world-wide first/third-world-wide subject, but mostly has taken a lot of information in his alcohol conumption habits. Still, quickly-emotional, entertaining and mark of vivid writing up for any defects, and would recommend this book.
5 / 5
This book was assigned originally for my class of Ethnic Amsterdam but the knots have not had enough time for the begin. So many during a pause of state has done the point to read it. It has to that be one of some better texts the professor there is has not attributed never. The majority of people is looking the responses roughly something, his life, current reports, his works. Usually we feel enough so only to the equal that struggle to some responses or at least the course of action or action with friends very together. Here we have an occasion to look more open ours entirely. It is really comforting to discover that finally all have some same questions. Some things that launch we on that the travesías or some methods choose to find them can differ but in an end a human race there is so much in common and further more like this to learn. So that it is my two cents . Enjoy a book!
5 / 5
Absorbing is not the word I use partorisca describe No-book of Fiction often. This in spite of, once in the moment, the author a lot can entirely grab me for a gut and will not leave partorisca go of mine this in spite of refinado an end of a book is read. Joy Pham sensitive, writing the way and one contain of a book. Different roughly another travesía/memoir likes reservation that tends to take misty with sentimentality and romanticism, his history is acute knife and feels sincere. Please give try it.
4 / 5
CATFISH And MANDALA has won one 1999 Kiriyama Literary prize. A book is also Squads of Remarkable Rid New York of a Year, the finalist for some the EUA of PEN West Prizes for Creative Nonfiction, and A Oregonian Regional Book of a Year.
I marvel because Pham has not taken a Pulitzer or a Prize of National Book. If Robert Olen Butler has taken a Pulitzer for his like this-like this collection of histories in Vietnamese refugees, Pham ought to be an obvious winner for the travesía memoir that for real breaks a mould. Technically, Pham has discovered new earths while poetically treating some deep subjects roughly humanities, forgiveness and redemption.
That respects more in this memoir is that an author does not capitalise in "personal tragedies", but instead it uses an occasion to look for deeply for responses, truths and compassion. Still, certainly it is any melodrama . In fact, a book reads like the literary thiller and the cross-cultural mystery ( has finalised a book in two sittings). It is a class to reserve this will remain with his readers for decades if no longer.
In spite of all his good intentions, a raving descriptions of newspapers and some endeavours of marketing lose a point in CATFISH. It is not so only the book roughly travesía or the memoir in the family of turbulent refugee. It is roughly a desire of man (any man is or the desire of the woman) and some elections done for his life. It is in a value to leave goes, of forgiveness, to start with on, to face dead, to accept consequences. It is not simply a subject of "when be taken among two world." Ossia The cliche. The one who among has not been captured among two places, two forces?
Like a better literature, CATFISH And MANDALA challenge to read among some lines, to question our own reflections, and to expect.
4 / 5
Has been the longitude, the long times have been of then like this moved for a work of the new American author. "Catfish And Mandala, A Two-Wheeled Travesía By means of a Landscape and Memory of Vietnam", for Andrew X Pham, is the book that invites one to the long of in the hike by means of some alcohols, hearts, and souls of two nations. Like the veteran of a War of Vietnam I tagged to the long of ready with Gentleman Pham----at the beginning. Point found I when being pulled deeper to a past, the past that the long waste dip does my youth and my alcohol. Prpers Having read this book, see a world in another light. I see some Vietnamese people and of the Americans with some sympathetic concealed escaped me partorisca so many years. To call "Catfish and Mandala" the travelogue is to call Steinbeck "Some Grapes of Cholera" and Kerouac "in a Street" books of travesía. "Catfish And Mandala" it is for real literature adds. So only the desire has had state writing more collected.
4 / 5
Amsterdam is rich for his fine colours and textures of the "@@@salad bowl". This book relates mine a lot so only reason are the 19 old year the one who has on grown in the to neighbourhood still likes him the gentleman Pham, but am sure that each immigrant of 1.as the generations of all racial funds (ossia Irish-American, Japanese-American, ) has been defied with mix and hardships looked for identities when his in the first place arrived in Amsterdam. This rids is not so only a pill of vaciar for each stray Vietnamese-American, but adapt all the world of all ethnicity the one who has interested to walk some shoes of his father and finding his own roots. Of humanly subjects of the war to devastate to interiors of conflicts familiarised to the delapidated the society washed of morals and basic human rights, has said "love" to an almighty to give me such one easy life after reading this book that the volume breathes. :)
5 / 5
Like the Vietnamese-American in his 30s, a better possible compliment can give the Pham X. One is that there is poignantly written the book for my generation. During a book has taken his generation psyche with accuracy and emotional honesty that my heart has felt often but my words have been unsuitable to transmit them. So only like Pham X. One, felt like a outsider to Vietnam and that feeling had and continue to question me deeply. I also the painful realisations have faced that "my" Vietnam, that agrees of my infancy, no longer exist. In a moment, in Amsterdam, I no quite think, law, and feel like an American. These heartrending the feelings have been takings poignantly for an author in Catfish and Mandala.
Some questions to pursue those who Vietnamese-the Americans are, where ours house is, that we the result has been answered in a book. As we will treat this realisation is another pursuing question that expects Pham X. One will continue to explore for us. Down waiting for to read his next book and I expect can thank in any someday to be a voice of my generation.
5 / 5
To the equal that with Joseph Conrad and Ayn Rand, Andrew X Pham has taken English like the second tongue and coming for the order so only the little select the native speakers not having never. Besides, a @@subject @@@subject - a tentativa to 'go home again' - are likely to intrigue the wide audience, of travellers, adventurers and dreamers to anthropologists, veterans of war, artists, poets and lovers of liberties. Not To Lose it !
5 / 5
When My club of book has chosen this book, did not think it was my cup of green tea, but liked really. Gentleman Pham is the gifted writer the one who will take you on the travesía that will pursue your memory. It is really two histories in a, his travesía of bicycle around a Pacific Rim and a history of his familiar and thier evasion of Vietmam. Appearance a Gentleman Pham writes more in a future.
5 / 5
Catfish And Mandala is a better book roughly Vietnam has read in of the decades. It is humorous, witty, moving, but also a lot disturbing. Andrew Pham habladurías in the evasion of his family of Vietnam, the time of his father spent in king-camp of education, his family in some the EUA, the suicide of his sister, his brothers' homosexualities. But more than everything is his bicycle travelogue to Vietnam with small money. It is the one of truth refreshing book, entirely different of some histories that has listened Vietnamese friends those who has gone back and travelled in the air-has conditioned-cars. And still although I want to believe him, somehow his histories contradict with some experiences have had while living there. The book of Andrew is the scarce gem that explores some histories for behind that is not easily available to a width-eyed tourists in sanitized packaged visit. In Saigon, Andrew has broken down sobbing after the beggar the one who looked his old promise has defended of a spare lunch. While travelling to visit the old prison of his father, rests with containers of smuggled tobacco while some police has looked for a bus and demanding bribery. And in Vung Tau, he befriended the good-looking young daughter the one who has done in an of these "embracing beer" rooms. It begs to take to some was him USA if any one want to, can feign marry he so that it can take was. "My boys, nets, net utmost thanks to newspaper for a rest of his lives," said. When it Refuses, she so only left and a next morning sees his hand-in-hand with the tourist aim the one who could be easier to be persuaded. A travesía continued to the equal that go back his hometown Phan Thiet and is the then North trace to has We and further. In the each city that visit, there are histories of deception, duplicity, trickeries for some locals in a tentativa to take of the money out of some tourists' pockets. But there is also histories of the beauty of Vietnam and some alive to give endure Vietnamese people. Some to local police have attacked in the door of his room at night that feigns that Andrew has required the better place to sleep reason was the Viet-Kieu, but his intention some was to take some money out of this poor type. A prostitute attacked in his door at night offering his services without knowing that it was deadly there is exhausted. Perhaps the local police was near. If the client has refused, nude she in of the skins and cry for help. Some to local police would run in and take of the tourist accuse to rape or having sex with the prostitute. Any way, is loosing the proposition of a tourist has had to pay $ 50-$ 300 the EUA well. It boos, Andrew has thinks that that it find it the fellow true the one who has taken around in his broken cyclo. The heart of the his fellow-wrenching histories that has to sustain the woman and three girls have moved Andrew deeply that gives his fellow to plot more money that that is to be require. But later it discovers that his partner has not gone really married, but so only say some histories to take the money of Andrew. In Hoi A, sees Andrew with the pair of Western tourists. A German man has seated sadly so only in the battery of rubble. It is impacted to discover that it pay it $ 100 the EUA to rent the automobile to see a Cham ruins, but in a last moment, is said that some transports had broken down and does not go to take his money behind. And Cham the ruins are at all that the battery of rubble. "Cham The ruins in Thailandia are the thousand times more beautiful that this and I have not had to pay $ 100 for the see," lamented a man. After the his was an Italian young woman the one who has broken down crying after his camera has been confiscated for some guards. It can not take modern Vietnam anymore. I am moved particularly thus understand and while reading it, maintains to ask me on a future of the tourism of Vietnam. " It is this that extracted some foreigners those who go in our country that anxiety to learn more in our culture and history?" Near of an end of his book, fulfils Calvin partner of Andrew -- recognition of drive professional to Vietnam. The appearance of Calvin is flawless of an outside. It wins to plot more money that a Vietnamese meso. It is a successful epitome. But while it was drunk, some readers take it peek the heart of interior Calvin that it is a lot disturbing. It is sure that does not develop never this has thought in any of some tourists or Viet-Kieu that takes around in Vietnam. It says Andrew by means of a cloud of alcohol. "Sometimes I chair like the pimp," said. Continuous, "Some tourists love me to knots to take to a poor part of Saigon, as I took them there; his flinched in our poverty..." Calvin I has offered also an occasion to see like a local Vietnamese sees a Viet-Kieu -- the one of sincere truth and down-to-point of view of same earth although it is also a lot disturbing. After the thoughts to read Calvin, am not too sure is the good idea for the Vietnamese to go back there. Some so only signals really smaller in the book of Andrew that need some explanations is a part when it mentions roughly the neighbourhoods of Hanoi and says that it is a legacy of one was French. Somehow always it thinks that that these have has specialised neighbourhoods of Hanoi predated a French. Considering Uncle Have, perhaps Andrew has not known that in fact there are multiple women in a lot of continents and is not so only be because it was patriotic as described by a Communist propaganda. Of some another reservation that has read, he same flies the woman of his fellow better. Catfish And Mandala has won numerous praises of Squads of New York, You, Grandstand of Chicago, etc. His book is an extraordinary book in any way. It deserves 5 stars. It is the must -read for any foreign tourists that they want to go to Vietnam, a Viet-Kieu those who contemplate to go back there, and more any one learns more in modern Vietnam. Two Thumbs Up!
5 / 5
Has had the hard time that dips this down. It is said brilliantly with such iconography detailed that it feels like this are seating legislation to the along lateralmente an author. The time found bending on laugh, another struggling rear tears. Like the Vietnamese American, found that especially poignant. His experience of Vietnam today contrasts strongly with his memories of the carefree, happy infancy. Also I have fond memories of Vietnam and are disheartened to see a toll that the communism there is taken on the people and the country. A must-read for all the Americans -- to for real appreciate this life is all to the long of a way and to be appreciated for a liberty and of the occasions enjoy in this earth adds.
4 / 5
Has finalised to read Catfish and Mandala for Andrew X. Pham. Has the ease adds with words and of the descriptions, has been this in spite of annoying on more than an occasion with a picture he often painted of him. It was difficult to sympathize or included identify with him. Words to use like this smoothly that has begun to distrust a ephiphany describes. Perhaps it have too many epiphanies in a memoir and dilute a intentioned effect. For an end this in spite of there was the sure respect has had for him, to say his history, to describe Vietnam and a Vietnamese with honesty, included although it can not help that it feels that the few things was created more than in fact experienced, more exaggerated that esatti. It take one that feels that it take several elements of his pasts and fixed the opportunely to a scene for dramatic effect. And it is this dramatic effect that Gentleman Pham wished to achieve this is to exit bad mine . It have wished that some chapters with his father in an end and a "familiar secret" (any one a secret this was his sister ) would have been elaborated in a start in place of paralleling the in interspersing chapters with his travesías to Vietnam. It is that things occured chronologically and has given his travesía in Vietnam more purpose in a principle. Like this while has thinks that that a history was sincere, has thought a storytelling was dishonest in that was manipulative to a reader. In laws of fiction well, but in memoirs the more easily detracts that it adds to a book.
4 / 5
The half of route by means of this novel, has wanted to pull my heart out of my @@@cofre. Some emotions felt was painful and sad. Worse part, this rids has not been meant to be depressing or afterwards to rasgar-jerking.
While really it can me worry less roughly author Andrew Pham aventure in his bicycle, this book gave the deepest admiration for my Vietnameses-fellow American. Answered to help reason is been born is such far flung to the local likes him Albuquerque, City of Kansas and some hick cities in Illinois. Yes, Illinois.
I the double take while reading, that asks if my partner Ryan in fact had written this novel. Look his history, immigrates it of Vietnam during a war, that grows up in California and now achieved in a medical profession. Look too close up to be true, has included down to some two brothers of gay.
There is wanted always ask, but has thought always two times, that has been taste when it avenges to some states like the boy of 13 years. Have has wanted the know like this seats, which the institute was like, some fights, some successes, some tears. It has done his data of father in a war? When finally it seats comfortable with an English tongue? That was a discrimination gives support? That has done his war of Vietnam of leaves familiarised rasgado? All these questions, no the alone response.
Pham Vivid and emotional representation of the immigrant life in some the USA could be applied in any immigrant group. He retraces his history of life to Vietnam, an evasion of Vietnam, finally doing he in some the EUA and then, his turn in Vietnam.
Pham Achieves something with his representation of his house of turn. It gives readers a truth, any roughly enough the account driven for tourists. He a lot of lie on some mosquitos, soiled air, poverty, feelings to Amsterdam, commercialism and quantities of transmission of a war.
Pham Tries to find some connection with a country grows up in, some connection to comprise the one who is. That finds is something needs of readers to read to obtain the best comprising of immigrant life, Vietnam and one is strive to survive.
4 / 5
In Catfish and Mandala for Andrew X. Pham, Pham Locates his bicycle the Oregon, Messico, by means of Giappone, and by means of his homeland, Vietnam. This last fate dominates a history, the narrative this looks to run closely the Pham life.
A lack of history of an intricate plot hoisted in of the recurrent characters, the common shot of histories of street. This does not mean at all spends. It means that seldom do the characters of support dominate some narrative long enough for a reader to delve to his psychologies. A acquaintance said, ' will see you when calm see you.' This noncommittal, but worry-the free attitude justifies Pham way. It imagines Kerouac is in a Street minus two of some wheels, many a debauchery, and almost everything of the legendary notoriety of an author.
In a tradition of a history of street, Pham travesía of street parallels his investigation for personal identity, an identity Pham finds to be hyphenated. Pham Assumes his master identity to be his ethnic identity. And it discovers his ethnic identity to be, any melted and consolidated by the script, but cleft and bastardized for the script. The Vietnameses of seal of the Americans-American. The Vietnamese natives label him Viet-Kieu, the pejorative this means something like the sellout of your country. Pham Considers both countries his homeland. But both countries consider the foreigner.
His life is hyphenated by means of a Pacific. Some titles of the each one of some chapters is hyphenated (headwind-tailspin). And some Vietnamese terms to direct translate to English like hyphenated words (brother-fellow). But there have it also the semantic dexterity in hyphenated words that no the solitary word can match, the double diversity has packed to a unit.
Some chapters form the setting; they alternate among Pham travesía of street in a present, the past of his family in Vietnamese-American Diaspora during a war, and his adolescent and university years like rule the American life.
I new characters look like this often and his Vietnamese names looks like this homogenous (at least of my Americans standpoint), that has had question maintaining clue of his individualities. His sheer the quantity there is me overwhelmed. There is blurred to the collective identity, which aim assimilated to the heuristic: simply Pham common acquaintance.
Pham Has to that skill to take all the gastronomic and culinary things roughly Vietnam. A bit those that the strong descriptions remain fresh in my memory: Pham downs the shot of liquor with the heart that beaten still of the tones that float in him, tinging a drink with fresh blood. In another, his mother cooks an immigrant family his turkey of prime minister of Thanksgiving. But you suffice a turkey in Vietnamese fishsauce (Vietnamese place fishsauce on everything, Pham writing) and doubts a time of longitude has baked. Some surfaces of turkey of an oven like the hideous, yellow, undercooked hybrid of Vietnamese and American culture. But, in time, a Pham familiar felizmente transitions the American life. His all have sucedidos, at least in of the terms of education and occupation. But there is an exception...
A lot prompt, Pham written that his sister, The one who, killed she. This begs a question: reason? This that runs the puzzle that comes near in some retrospective chapters to the equal that learn that Those who identities, hips, is hyphenated; it is in fact Those who-Minh.
4 / 5
Has read a numerous highly descriptions of the recommended client and I have has had to that so only add my own praise and admiration for Andrew.
Catfish And Mandala has won in the handful of prize and has been appointed for like this a lot. To mention the little: Pacific Prize of still Rim Nonfiction, the Prize of Quarterly paper has retreated, and some Writers of Whiting' Prizes; also, Andrew has been appointed and was in the cast of a finalist for a first Prize of Guardian of Book.
Basically, thinks Andrew has not received a lot of coverage of means comunicacionales and marketing for his book---for such ardent prose---a unfortunate chance for 1.os authors of time; this in spite of, wishes a lot of success in of the future writings.
Andrew, where is not never, am expecting to read your next book so much haste!
In another note, has discovered the poem of Andrew there is poured in some victims of a Centre of World-wide Trade and wants to share he with you:
WTC Monument
A Vision
have the vision of you once again that resists on our heaven.
Is, can see you, has lost the husbands and the women that marries come again, edges, daughters, lovers, and the friends that gathers to somewhere times further. As if this monument is so only quell'waystation, to beacon of where is expecting, looking. For I do not love time to take calm of me some lava of the way was ache . For any I does not love never forget that it exist you for me, all a sweetness of you. For me it can not resist for behind these tides.
Like I port the sleep that some Twins will be reborn in glass, two monoliths of pure light, without pavings or wall, so only the transparent elevators that enfados his steely plugs, and this lovely stairs that traces his ribs, his empty cores, to some clouds. And I will walk down these steps of thousand calms concealed has maintained you out of me, these stairways concealed took to some further cost. And I, suspended in the air, will think of your value and your beauty, likes earth tilts, a radiating streets, a gleaming edifices, some bridges, some rivers, all resulting of me. As has, I behold one roaming cityscape, a far ocean, a misty seam of a heaven. I will be proudly beside your names that floating in a space where has been you, where can summon your images, your voices, your smiles.
See glorious in sun. I will find you wreathed in fog, moonbeams in your bones, by means of your skin. It would be necessary taste see resplandor of decadence playfully in your faces. All that says that our amours, our lives, our sleeps can any never be flown entirely of knots.
When Fallen at night, our Towers will be like this of the brilliant brothers in a darkness, driving, joining. And you, ours has wanted to some now belong a lot so only ours, but also to all a world.
--Andrew X. Pham 9/16/2001
4 / 5
My Vietnamese to be of the husband, has visited Vietnam two times. Once we remain with his familiar and travelled of his hometown of Can Tho (in one stirs of the sud of Mekong) throughout one of the sud and until Saigon and Vung Thau. Then, in 2000, we take the mother of my husband in the holidays with us. It was his first walk of aerial and travelled of Saigon until Danang, Hoi One, and Boos and until Hanoi and has A lot of Bay of time.
Reading Pham the together book (and this there is at all to do with a fact that he and my husband share the last name) has spent all some images that riada behind on me and in the overwhelm me so that there is often does while it was there. Positive and negative reactions have been drawn advances for a book how were for our own direct experiences - to all true row! Some visas, some sounds, some smells, all has run directly of a page by means of my memory and to my heart. And although ours travesía was much shorter and tamer, constantly nod and in sonriente. Our disparate experience of our travesías detracted to the swimming of our laugh has shared.
Andrew Pham is incredibly courageous to return to a country of his birth, like this different of a country where grows on, and traversing he - with the money limited and an open alcohol - for bicycle. Even more courageous is his revelation of his own mixed feelings in both countries and a fact that his accesses of own existence entirely to neither. And especially, his examination of the ache and the fights of his own family, have moved more than a swipe the tears.
The description occasionally overwhelms a reader, but is almost all very chosen to portray a sense of his history and his travesías. Highly recommended.
4 / 5
Has travelled by means of Vietnam in 1998 and has found Andrew Pham vivid descriptions of contemporary Vietnam in 'Catfish and Mandala' piercingly attentive. In a panteón of "Vietnam" literature this book comes from/comes from the voice and perspective this has been grossly has represented down. Andrew Pham one the majority of this occasion to write the attentively crafted, moving and work of entity. Among some coverages a reader is transported in time and place, of the hometown of infancy of an author of Phan Viet in a 1970 east, to a low partner-suburbs of economic North California of one 1980 east, to a chaos and disarray of Saigon of modern day. It have to that be clear fact that this is not the book in a War of Vietnam; in a note has everything to do with a war (without has not gone here today), in another has at all to do with him. A war is a 800 elephant of book in a living room, a chance that until it has defined now a report among some the EUA and Vietnam for more Americans. But Pham the frames clear that the majority of Vietnamese has tried long of then to move on, and this leaves to face some subjects some universal and timeless plus of familiar, reports, friendship, powerlessness, frustration, empowerment, injustice, corruption, redemption. He this successfully remarkable. It can not dip this book down and would recommend it to any one.
4 / 5
This gem of the book has come to mine posession in an unusual way. We have read usually critical or receive recommendations of acquaintances that spur our interest. In this chance was holidays in Victoria, Australia, and has found the copy in the newsagents the rests rack!
The snapped Up in a coverage blurb so only, and has begun to read. And read, and read, and read. A book fantastically is writing and has built. It moves to the long of in the good step, with a lot of believable characters spicing each page in fashion in drenching of true fish. Pham Says the basic history of his infancy in Viet Nam, an imprisonment and flight of his familiar that follows a loss of a war, his life in some the EUA, and his odyssey for bicycle of California in Giappone and Viet Nam. Some memories interwoven and a current time travelogue slide of a page easily. Different a lot of flashback strewn the reservation there is not any confusion here. Pham Is a scholarly young man the one who mangos his joys and his utter aches a lot well. I expect that public again but suspect that ossia the once in the lifetime attainment. It can not have any disappointment in that. It has achieved the masterpiece.
5 / 5
This for real one that surprises that claves contigo.yo cant to stop that thinks roughly that. Ossia Well in his way to result for me one of this class of books, the treasured classical, that finalises almost memorising and spending out of several copies of. It is to juxtaposition of the travesía of an author by means of vietnam in the bicycle, with his memories of an end of a war and escaping vietnam after his father has been released of the king camp of education, his coming family to grips with america, be of refugee, sucedido, and a realisation of any really be vietnamese anymore. Ossia Perhaps one the majority of message of entity and think universal truth more orders. Everything to have an ethnic past any import that is. All the world has to that coming to grips with these pasts and the comprise and in by means of this law of sympathetic, the part of this new nation.
Ossia The book , powerful in meaning, but a sincere and simple book. It is not pretentious, but his simplicity is his force . Ossia The scarce to reserve which would have to that be cherished. In an end can all say to an another "Yes Home."
4 / 5
Had been listening in this book for some time by means of friends those who are in a Vietnamese community. Alive and work in Viet Nam like the nurse and was also there in 1975 and is exited in a final airlift with boys of Viet Nam. They are sometimes reluctant to choose on books that thinks... "Same history" different author. This book taken. I have wanted to you love/ It To it so much that I gave it to the fellow the one who is in his way to Viet Nam so that that can read on a flight and give my daughter the one who bolt in Saigon. I have ordered then more two like this present. Ossia The book that will remain in my alcohol and the mine gone back on and on again. I have read he in a long setting without the dipped down for more than pocolos small. It seats that I am coming to know Andrew Pham as read that. It wishes well in his life!
4 / 5
The be created in a Zone of Bay and agreeing all these informative histories of some 'people of boat', almost daily arriving to the long of a cost of Pacífico, because of this book can now look in some people of Vietnam in the different light. This light was discriptively has portrait, any only by means of Pham eyes, but even more like this in the each chapter with his words. This book writes very contemporary has taken imagination of mine with a reality of the man the one who bolt today and has seen Vietnam in the way that we the American people any summer never. One more prójimo will not take never is reading this book (which have read two times). Pham The election of words has done my five senses come alive likes I journeyed with him by means of his country and an ache of his family together with a loss of his sister. Writing and opening our eyes.
5 / 5
This reserves extraordinarily moved in the each way. It is scarce that the chair has obliged to write the description, but like the Vietnamese-American I, felt it that imports that another there was investigations of something refreshingly sincere, artful and familiar to an own experience - could find he in Andrew X. Pham Book Catfish and Mandala. (Yes, there is modern Vietnamese-American writers there!) I I, has begun to feel that they have had all succumbed to a life of Valley of the Silicon, and that had solved in the legacy comprised of some estragos of war or traditional folktales, but Andrew tries otherwise, or has -has tried at least that a neither can choose alive a "American Sleep" or simply alive dreamily. I'm sorry it has opted to illustrate a last and do like this, opens until the world very little has has chosen to present on paper. As up descriptions summarized, is an excellent memoir of his life like the Vietnamese : rife with an usual immigrant ("people of boat") memories, a fight for success and American assimilation, and hauntings of war. This in spite of, Catfish and Mandala a lot so only funds these typical elements, but also adds the touch of a modern. A result is marks it new perspective, seen by means of some eyes of some Vietnameses of young plus -American generation. It is different in that is the investigation to comprise ours 'luggage' to the equal that of the Vietnameses-American, in spite of hardly that has the in the first place hand-held experience of a war, of these fights, to be created in 100 Vietnamese culture. It is the reflection of as the youngest generation there is reaped some profits, but is this in spite of, pursued by ghosts all of our lives. Something fails. We require something palpable, requires to find pieces to a puzzle. Pham The self-evident book as it collage of classes; any by heart the reality, and of imagination to revelation. I am pleased that it is able of the comprise all like this thoughtfully, but seperately also, like this like this a lot of some chapters could be so only like this seperate reflected of a whole. His travesía is the personnel a, but writes in this way, which feels has taken that it travel the calm personnel would wish you has had a gall to do, touching in of the vivid memories, conjuring on these images of people and expensive knows to have all has experienced to somewhere to the long of a way is Vietnamese -American: (p. p.ej. Describe his mother - "Shetries like this last I ache for his, this simple woman the one who takes to like nickeling a grocers for subjects, deals for a woman kwho fact of the circles of egg for cosmetics giels in a department stores the one who gives his free makeovers."....And to arrive in airport of Saigon with only his bicycle and the stock exchange.." It is tis all have?" It asks mine grandaunt in the tone that embarrassed me. I nod, colouring, reason there is neither money to touch one conquers it a lot of-the edges that marries of returns with the load of property. A Vietnamese I know the one who has gone back has spent an average of $ 3000 value of presents. Each passenger of a plan there is cartloads of goodies: cameras, microwaves, computers, microscopes, rackets of tennis, rackets of badminton, boxes of booms, cloths, soap, shampoo, facial cream, perfumes, coñacs.."..And to visit the historical place and seeing the tourists that goes in .."A gatekeepers is by train to give them an extraordinarily hard time. A pair of them the thing is grossly unfair to pay to spend in his cameras." Or describe Vietnamese lunch .."There wer duck of Pechino with pillowy white buns to be eaten with paintbrushes of @@@scallion and sauce of sweet plum; the pig roasted with craker-crunchy skin to be savored on angel-noodles of rice of the hair glistening with oil of @@@scallion; swert pig the ribs to spare complete with some three discharges of fats of good fortune; the diverse whole has boiled chickens to dip with file, pepper and rooms; to tub of salad of prawn tossed with vinegar of rice and pickled carrots, utmost to do canapes with chips of shrimp; green papaya saled with sugary chili-fishsauce..." God - there is so only so many utmost passages that has the detail adds. It believes poetry out of moments very sentimental, still could cry in horror (usually in of the considerations the corruption of government, a smell of dogmeat, or some extremes with diarrhoea & mosquities) For some have laughed aloud and says "Oh yeh! Here I calm already" while with another, has required the moment to collect I. Finally, please BUY this reserves any import the one who are. But I , highly recommend this the Vietnamese-American the one who are to say needs of literature - And any reason is Vietnamese -American, but reason is WELL. For real -
P.D. Andrew if yours there - sinister is has caffè! I will be to go to Vietnam aroung June/of MAY 2001... - Christina

Top Customer Reviews: The Spice Islands ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Top Customer Reviews: Lonely Planet ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Top Customer Reviews: Hello, Shadowlands: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 18 ratings
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 10 ratings
5 / 5
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逆玉結婚を間近に控えた主人公は、花嫁の弟に誘われて、地元の幼なじみと共にイギリスから酒池肉林の地、タイはパタヤに向かいます。
彼女にはスペイン旅行に行くと言ってあるので無問題、と思いきや、彼女から「私もこれからスペインに向かうから、現地で落ち合いましょう」というメッセージが。
既にパタヤに到着している主人公は今すぐスペインに行こうったて間に合うはずもないし買春旅行に来たのがバレるのも秒読みと絶望して深酒、酔った勢いで娼婦を連れ込んだらその一部始終を嫁の弟に盗撮されてSNSに流れさてしまいます。
そう、この旅行自体、二人の結婚を良く思わない彼女の弟の罠だったのです。
絶望しつつも幼なじみと旅行していると、昨日目にしてビビッと来るも深い仲になる機会を逃してしまったタイ人娼婦(昨晩寝た娼婦とは別)と再会し、運命を感じます。
その矢先、幼なじみは無茶な運転をしてレンタルジェットスキーを粉々にし、そのオーナーのチンピラタイ人から法外な弁償金を請求されますが、払えないので逃げる事にします。
しかし空港には彼女の弟から密告を受けたチンピラの仲間が待ち構えており幼なじみは拘束され、なんとか逃げた主人公はイギリスの空港で「結婚前に買春旅行に行ってロクデナシ」としてメディアに囲まれ報道されてしまいます。
イギリスでは社会人として終わった主人公、チンピラに捕らえられた幼なじみ、パタヤでそうとは知らずにレディーボーイを買ってソッチに目覚めつつある元カノの弟、主人公の惚れたタイ娼婦をレイプするようにタイ人チンピラに依頼し、その代償として「タイまで来て一発ヤらせろ」と言われると躊躇わず、むしろ喜んでイギリスからはるばる見た事もないチンピラに抱かれに行く超ビッチの元カノら一行は一体どうなってしまうのでしょうか。

と、序盤のあらすじを紹介しましたが、中盤以降もずっとこんな感じのトンデモ展開です。
作中に登場するタイ語も間違ってますし、多分作者の方は数回パタヤに行った程度の知識しか無いと思います。

このようにあらすじを書き連ねるのは書評としては下の下と承知の上で敢えてそうしました。
あらすじを見て「面白そう」と思った人はゴー、「ハァ?」と思った人はやめといた方がいいと思います。
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