Butterfly People PDF/EPUB µ Newsprint

Butterfly People❰Read❯ ➱ Butterfly People Author Robin Lim – Varanus.us A cast of characters as multicultural as fiction and history can conjure The clash of cultures revulsion against female circumcision, American disdain of native culinary habits dog eating, bagoong and A cast of characters as multicultural as fiction and history can conjure The clash of cultures revulsion against female circumcision, American disdain of native culinary habits dog eating, bagoong and even cultural artifacts woven hanging, wooden saints and the East West divide on family values Edgar Maranan.

Butterfly People PDF/EPUB µ Newsprint
  • Newsprint
  • 216 pages
  • Butterfly People
  • Robin Lim
  • 27 June 2017
  • 9712722646 Other Editions 3

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  1. says:

    I added this edition on Goodreads Can you tell that my brother s in town from the Philippines I had requested Filipino books from him and he brought me back three Tall Story, the Filipino edition I had already read the American edition just a few days before I received these books from him this book and one of Bo Sanchez s books that na arbor nang aunty ko my aunt borrowed..she s going out of town and wanted a book to read on the flight and of course I was the only one with a boo I added this edition on Goodreads Can you tell that my brother s in town from the Philippines I had requested Filipino books from him and he brought me back three Tall Story, the Filipino edition I had already read the American edition just a few days before I received these books from him this book and one of Bo Sanchez s books that na arbor nang aunty ko my aunt borrowed..she s going out of town and wanted a book to read on the flight and of course I was the only one with a book in my purse so there it went I won t see that book for awhile Anyways, what a treat it has been to reminisce through the books I wantOkay, about this book Well, it seemed to go all over the place but the meat of the story was a delight It began in the era of Spaniard occupation then moved on to other colonizers, the Americans, the Japanese, and finally the nation s independence This tracing was told through stories from several generations of the Lim family, a Filipino family from the northern mountains In this fashion, learning about culture and history was an interesting read A little taste of East and West culture clashes We see the evolution of integration and it s affects the good, the bad, and the ugly The feel of this novel was as if my grandmother was telling me about our family s history going five, six generations back Truly there s a warm feeling in having an account of family lineage A soup for the soul And this book did that for me Some stories were sad but then the next lines you ll find laughter, joy, and love Such a precious way to honor a family s legacy Now, I want to know about my family history I have no grandparents left, so I have to nag my parents, aunts, and uncles I really need to get my genealogy going.If you can get your hands on this book, grab it The Lolas are a hoot you ll find moments that you will exclaim, That s too much information , but on the same breath roar out a hysterical laughter A sweet, tender book Thank you Ms Lim for sharing Find this review andat Jinky is Reading


  2. says:

    I don t think it was a coincidence that I brought this book back to where I bought it and finished reading it here It was honestly unplanned and it just happened That I was currently reading this book, and was due to go to Baguio this weekend I feel like it had to go back and be properly read and finished here.I bought this book a year ago at Mount Cloud Bookshop, Baguio, thinking it would generally be about the different cultures in the Philippines I wasn t disappointed to find out that it I don t think it was a coincidence that I brought this book back to where I bought it and finished reading it here It was honestly unplanned and it just happened That I was currently reading this book, and was due to go to Baguio this weekend I feel like it had to go back and be properly read and finished here.I bought this book a year ago at Mount Cloud Bookshop, Baguio, thinking it would generally be about the different cultures in the Philippines I wasn t disappointed to find out that it would actually be about stories specifically in Baguio itself Things that happened in Baguio and to the people who were living here in the past Although it did tackle many of the general Filipino traditions and cultures, and even went to the other provinces as well as international countries, and although it s semi fictional, it was still mainly about the strength and stories of men but mostly women who have lived here in Baguio and the struggles and challenges they faced in history or throughout time The author obviously re invented it but it still felt real and possible to me With so many stories in one book too, everything was so related and connected UNTIL THE VERY END I really found the ending brilliant.This book made me feel so much emotions sadness, concern, anger at the injustices, and there were several parts that made me really laugh and just amazed To be in these Butterfly People s shoes, to get glimpses of their lives, to see their perspectives, made me realise a lot, made me relate to it so much and even inspire me This book gave me goosebumps, I swear Kilabot Ang galing Still amazed by the concepts and how everything was written


  3. says:

    It s a little difficult to provide a succinct summary of Butterfly People as it doesn t exactly tell a linear story Sure, the events in the book are roughly in chronological order, but the narrative in each chapter jumps back and forth in time, showing how some characters end up in the future.And while the character of Lola Vicenta does become a common thread throughout the novel, most of the chapters can be standalone stories by themselves complete and full on their own There s not a lot It s a little difficult to provide a succinct summary of Butterfly People as it doesn t exactly tell a linear story Sure, the events in the book are roughly in chronological order, but the narrative in each chapter jumps back and forth in time, showing how some characters end up in the future.And while the character of Lola Vicenta does become a common thread throughout the novel, most of the chapters can be standalone stories by themselves complete and full on their own There s not a lot of plot going on, at least in the conventional sense of the word.Do those things become problematic throughout the course of the 200 pages of the novel Only if you like your books conventionally plotted and comfortingly linear But if you re in for something a littleephemeral and dreamy, Butterfly People certainly fits the bill Dreamy certainly works as a way to describe Robin Lim s prose As rooted in reality as most of the stories are, Lim manages to lend them a magical veneer It s not like anything overtly magical happens in any of the chapters, but it just reads that way, if that makes any sense I really got this impression specifically from the first chapter when Vicenta is born, the chapter where female and male circumcision is tackled, and the one where Sissy dies from childbirth.As a fictionalized family chronicle, it certainly is very engaging and just fun to read If the madcap adventures of Lola Vicenta aren t enough to get you turning the pages, then there are chapters like On Being Half Girls , Apples , and Perfect Spelling , which will definitely tug at your heartstrings.There is a little bit of agenda setting in the book, but nothing as overt or as blunt as anything written by Ayn Rand You won t feel badgered to agree with her point of view at most, she s just asking you to consider an alternative to the way things are currently done.A slim volume that leaves a much stronger impression than you would originally expect, Butterfly People is certainly a great addition to anybody s bookshelf


  4. says:

    Wasn t the greatest book, but helped me realize how great the Filipinos are They suffer in the war, or in their own circumstances, but they carry on, not crying when the bombs drop, just like the butterflies It made me see hope for our country, and how amazing the Filipinos are Other than that, the family history narrated in this book is just like any other Filipino family scandalous P


  5. says:

    I can t remember why I picked this up I didn t think much about the cover, and there was no blurb at the back Nonetheless, I relished witnessing the lives of the characters as we moved from generation to generation, with Baguio City at the backdrop.


  6. says:

    Lovely unique stories I would love to read another book like this Perhapslinear.

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