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Re: Sarah's Journey

Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 04:46

sj_robert wrote:I commend the author for such an immersive experience. I really enjoyed that bit of the book more than the other parts.
Her journey was an interesting part to read.
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 06 Oct 2017, 04:55

I loved the account of Sarah's journey, especially all the nautical bits. I had to go back to the maps to picture it all, though. How those early sailors navigated was fascinating, often from tales passed down from others who had made the journey, not knowing what each landfall would bring. I was amazed at the size of the boat, with so many in the crew, and looked up what the boats would have looked like. They were remarkably good sailors. I also enjoyed the relationships that developed between the girls and with the crew; the fact that several of the women had been captured brides themselves - camaraderie, rivalry, growing respect, developing skill, strength and resilience, it was all here.

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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 07:45

sj_robert wrote:I commend the author for such an immersive experience. I really enjoyed that bit of the book more than the other parts.
I loved it.. Like the fact that the author is directly following this forum. Hope he gets the good feedback.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 12:04

BoyLazy wrote:
sj_robert wrote:I commend the author for such an immersive experience. I really enjoyed that bit of the book more than the other parts.
I loved it.. Like the fact that the author is directly following this forum. Hope he gets the good feedback.
I'm sure he is. Since he's so active here, it's good to get lots of questions answered about the book.
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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 12:22

Amagine wrote:
BoyLazy wrote:
sj_robert wrote:I commend the author for such an immersive experience. I really enjoyed that bit of the book more than the other parts.
I loved it.. Like the fact that the author is directly following this forum. Hope he gets the good feedback.
I'm sure he is. Since he's so active here, it's good to get lots of questions answered about the book.
Yes, I received a few replies directly from the author. I am loving this forum ????
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:36

BoyLazy wrote:
Amagine wrote:
BoyLazy wrote: I loved it.. Like the fact that the author is directly following this forum. Hope he gets the good feedback.
I'm sure he is. Since he's so active here, it's good to get lots of questions answered about the book.
Yes, I received a few replies directly from the author. I am loving this forum ????
Yes, it is good to be able to connect with the author of a book that you enjoyed.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 01:35

Amagine wrote:
BoyLazy wrote:
sj_robert wrote:I commend the author for such an immersive experience. I really enjoyed that bit of the book more than the other parts.
I loved it.. Like the fact that the author is directly following this forum. Hope he gets the good feedback.
I'm sure he is. Since he's so active here, it's good to get lots of questions answered about the book.
Yes I liked it when he replies to me.
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Post by Anjum » 07 Oct 2017, 03:44

Snowflake wrote:
Miriam Molina wrote:I found the narration fascinating. It used "Indian talk" with the characters being given descriptive names, the men searching for big animal and small animal signs, and the women yearning for journey children. I was there rowing and bailing water out, hiding in the bushes for private business and learning how to make and throw darts.
I felt this too. I really enjoyed this part of the book, especially the language. After the first narration of her vision, I kept waiting to get back to it and learn more.
Yes, I agree. The language used to describe Sarah's journey was the same as any child would describe his/her own journey. It suits her character really well and helps us to understand her struggles.

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 03:47

Anjum wrote:
Snowflake wrote:
Miriam Molina wrote:I found the narration fascinating. It used "Indian talk" with the characters being given descriptive names, the men searching for big animal and small animal signs, and the women yearning for journey children. I was there rowing and bailing water out, hiding in the bushes for private business and learning how to make and throw darts.
I felt this too. I really enjoyed this part of the book, especially the language. After the first narration of her vision, I kept waiting to get back to it and learn more.
Yes, I agree. The language used to describe Sarah's journey was the same as any child would describe his/her own journey. It suits her character really well and helps us to understand her struggles.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:36

Anjum wrote:
Snowflake wrote:
Miriam Molina wrote:I found the narration fascinating. It used "Indian talk" with the characters being given descriptive names, the men searching for big animal and small animal signs, and the women yearning for journey children. I was there rowing and bailing water out, hiding in the bushes for private business and learning how to make and throw darts.
I felt this too. I really enjoyed this part of the book, especially the language. After the first narration of her vision, I kept waiting to get back to it and learn more.
Yes, I agree. The language used to describe Sarah's journey was the same as any child would describe his/her own journey. It suits her character really well and helps us to understand her struggles.
The language used made her character more believable to readers.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 07:51

Amagine wrote:
Anjum wrote:
Snowflake wrote:
I felt this too. I really enjoyed this part of the book, especially the language. After the first narration of her vision, I kept waiting to get back to it and learn more.
Yes, I agree. The language used to describe Sarah's journey was the same as any child would describe his/her own journey. It suits her character really well and helps us to understand her struggles.
The language used made her character more believable to readers.
It's a plus point of the book. Kudos to the author
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:15

Much kudos to the author
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Post by Salsabila » 07 Oct 2017, 08:25

I love how Sarah gives an insight on her journey, the details aren't shady such that you can actually picture the scene. Even the name giving was symbolical showing that people have been able to upgrade communication to a certain level such that they can perceive a person's character through their name. Even in the modern day names are quite important even though a bit more classical. Names in most traditions are believed to hold character of their owner. But I would say that too much detail some times tends to confuse me since I find myself focusing on the scene more than the plot.

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:26

Salsabila wrote:I love how Sarah gives an insight on her journey, the details aren't shady such that you can actually picture the scene. Even the name giving was symbolical showing that people have been able to upgrade communication to a certain level such that they can perceive a person's character through their name. Even in the modern day names are quite important even though a bit more classical. Names in most traditions are believed to hold character of their owner. But I would say that too much detail some times tends to confuse me since I find myself focusing on the scene more than the plot.
Too many details can confuse readers sometimes
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 08 Oct 2017, 11:42

Christina Rose wrote:I found it somewhat hard to follow. I had a hard time keeping up with the different characters. It was very descriptive, yes, but it took me longer to get through this part of the novel. I had to kinda slow down.
I would say I felt exactly the same. I appreciate all the description though, I just feel it could have been a bit more easier on the reader.
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