Official Review: Mermaids of Earth by Philip M. Jepsen

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Re: Official Review: Mermaids of Earth by Philip M. Jepsen

Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jul 2018, 14:59

This sounds like an awesome and unique book. I'm so glad to see it is worthy of 4-stars. I am really curious about the scattering of mermaid art now :)

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 12 Jul 2018, 15:32

kfwilson6 wrote:
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This sounds like an awesome and unique book. I'm so glad to see it is worthy of 4-stars. I am really curious about the scattering of mermaid art now :)
It is truly fascinating. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 12 Jul 2018, 17:29

I think I would enjoy this beautiful selection of art supported by the author's research. Lovely review!

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Post by crediblereading2 » 12 Jul 2018, 18:29

Many persons believe that mermaids stories are just fantasies, but there are others who claim that they are real as they have actually seen these water creatures. Thank you for your very insightful review as usual.

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Post by [Arun Bohra] » 12 Jul 2018, 22:38

I liked the story very much. I like reading stories full of myth, like this one.

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Post by gen_g » 12 Jul 2018, 22:49

This sounds like such a beautiful coffee table book and an informative one at that. I am definitely interested in mermaid lore, and it seems like a great source to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks for the lovely review!

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Post by SamSim » 13 Jul 2018, 06:54

I'm so jealous! I was eager to review this book, but it was unavailable when I got the chance. It appears from your review that the book is as wonderful as I hoped. I had no idea there were so many and such a variety of mermaid statues. This is highly interesting, and I really love your review, especially that bit about "tales and tails." :lol2:
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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 13 Jul 2018, 07:50

I love how in-depth the book seems to go into the lore of mermaids around the world. I'd love to get my hands on the book and read through the different myths, but knowing me, I'd probably end up just looking at the pictures! Great review!
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 09:20

Cecilia_L wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 17:29
I think I would enjoy this beautiful selection of art supported by the author's research. Lovely review!
It's a unique compilation. Thanks for your response!

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 09:29

crediblereading2 wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 18:29
Many persons believe that mermaids stories are just fantasies, but there are others who claim that they are real as they have actually seen these water creatures. Thank you for your very insightful review as usual.
Interestingly enough, the author mentions a theory that such creatures used to exist but became extinct. Sadly, there is not much evidence to support that.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 09:37

[Arun Bohra] wrote:
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I liked the story very much. I like reading stories full of myth, like this one.
Thanks for your comment! This book does indeed cover many myths.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 09:38

gen_g wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 22:49
This sounds like such a beautiful coffee table book and an informative one at that. I am definitely interested in mermaid lore, and it seems like a great source to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks for the lovely review!
I'm totally fascinated by the subject and learned a lot from the book. Thanks for your comment.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 09:40

SamSim wrote:
13 Jul 2018, 06:54
I'm so jealous! I was eager to review this book, but it was unavailable when I got the chance. It appears from your review that the book is as wonderful as I hoped. I had no idea there were so many and such a variety of mermaid statues. This is highly interesting, and I really love your review, especially that bit about "tales and tails." :lol2:
Thanks for your comment and sorry you didn't get the book! It certainly didn't disappoint.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 13 Jul 2018, 15:17

It’s funny how some myths are universal. The flood is another one. Nearly every civilisation has a story of a great flood. I’m so glad the book delivered because the cover looked absolutely beautiful.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 13 Jul 2018, 15:48

Helen_Combe wrote:
13 Jul 2018, 15:17
It’s funny how some myths are universal. The flood is another one. Nearly every civilisation has a story of a great flood. I’m so glad the book delivered because the cover looked absolutely beautiful.
Yes, it's very interesting. The book is very glossy and of good quality. That was a good delivery experience! Thanks for posting.

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