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 Ksharmilla » 14 Jul 2018, 19:25

Personally, I am fascinated by mermaids because they are free. They have the entire ocean to roam in. Their best friends are fishes.
I'm also into deep sea ecology and there are lots of things about the ocean that haven't been explore or discovered yet. Why can't mermaids be real?

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 14 Jul 2018, 20:08

This is honestly something I never would have thought to question. Now that I know there is a reference book, I find myself far more curious about this. I may have to start looking for these mermaid statues!

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Post by Miriam Molina » 14 Jul 2018, 22:25

Wow, it seems the wait and the weight are worth it all. I loved the "tales and tails" bit!

I always thought that sirens and mermaids were the same. (Mermaid in Filipino is "sirena." These days, gay men are also called "sirena.") Is there anything in the book about mermen as well?

I want that book on my coffee table!

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 15 Jul 2018, 01:50

Ksharmilla wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 19:25
Personally, I am fascinated by mermaids because they are free. They have the entire ocean to roam in. Their best friends are fishes.
I'm also into deep sea ecology and there are lots of things about the ocean that haven't been explore or discovered yet. Why can't mermaids be real?
Me too, it's a fascinating subject. I love watching documentaries about the deep ocean. More people have been to space than have been to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Who knows what's down there?

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 15 Jul 2018, 01:52

Kendra M Parker wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 20:08
This is honestly something I never would have thought to question. Now that I know there is a reference book, I find myself far more curious about this. I may have to start looking for these mermaid statues!
I know, I had no idea there were so many. Most are in Europe, often on fountains - there are some like that at the Rockefeller Center too. Maybe check the website? Thanks for your comment.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 15 Jul 2018, 01:58

Miriam Molina wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 22:25
Wow, it seems the wait and the weight are worth it all. I loved the "tales and tails" bit!

I always thought that sirens and mermaids were the same. (Mermaid in Filipino is "sirena." These days, gay men are also called "sirena.") Is there anything in the book about mermen as well?

I want that book on my coffee table!
Hola, mi amiga! The author tells me about Sirena and Siyokoy in Philippine folklore. I wondered about mermen when I started the book too. Some of the statues and myths feature them, but a lot depict an individual mermaid.

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Post by kandscreeley » 17 Jul 2018, 11:17

I didn't even know there was such a thing as mermaid statutes. I think I'd enjoy reading a book about them and their history! With the 4 star rating, I'm very intrigued. Thanks for another great review. I'll have to check this one out.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 17 Jul 2018, 15:16

kandscreeley wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 11:17
I didn't even know there was such a thing as mermaid statutes. I think I'd enjoy reading a book about them and their history! With the 4 star rating, I'm very intrigued. Thanks for another great review. I'll have to check this one out.
I know - I'd seen the one in Copenhagen of course, but hadn't thought about there being a pattern all over the planet. Thanks for your response!

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Post by Bonnie Shelby » 19 Jul 2018, 14:15

What a fascinating book. I never would've thought there'd be so much to learn about the tales surrounding mermaids before reading your review. This sounds like a very informative and well-written book on an intriguing subject. Great review!

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 19 Jul 2018, 14:57

Bonnie Shelby wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 14:15
What a fascinating book. I never would've thought there'd be so much to learn about the tales surrounding mermaids before reading your review. This sounds like a very informative and well-written book on an intriguing subject. Great review!
Yes, it's amazing how you don't really think about it, but there's so much to learn on the subject. Thanks for your response.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 21 Jul 2018, 13:09

What a beautiful review. You write very well. This sounds like a lovely book. I just heard a program about a mermaid society on NPR and was fascinated by the large numbers of people who are attracted to mermaids and all things mer. I will check this book out. Thanks again for the great review.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 21 Jul 2018, 13:23

Eva Darrington wrote:
21 Jul 2018, 13:09
What a beautiful review. You write very well. This sounds like a lovely book. I just heard a program about a mermaid society on NPR and was fascinated by the large numbers of people who are attracted to mermaids and all things mer. I will check this book out. Thanks again for the great review.
Hi, I remember your insightful review of From Drift to Shift. Yes, it's interesting how many people are fascinated by partially human sea-creatures. A society sounds interesting! Thanks for your comment.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 28 Jul 2018, 10:32

Interesting book. The author combined the myths and a research work on mermaids. I have read many children books on mermaids and their connection with humans. However, this adult book is a nice gift for those interested to unearth mermaid's history. Thanks for this comprehensive review.
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Post by Shmuck_reader » 05 Aug 2018, 23:49

I want it! Great review. Do you know where I could purchase a physical copy?

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 06 Aug 2018, 03:58

Shmuck_reader wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 23:49
I want it! Great review. Do you know where I could purchase a physical copy?
Hi there! You can get it on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... s=mermaids

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