(The Mermaid's Child) [Kindle] ô Jo Baker


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  • The Mermaid's Child
  • Jo Baker
  • English
  • 23 July 2020
  • 9780099437826

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characters The Mermaid's Child Summary The Mermaid's Child 108 Er feel at home or leave and go in search of mermaids and the fantastical inheritance that up to now has always seemed completely out of reach Apprenticed to a series of strange and wonderful characters Malin embarks on a picaresue journey that crosses oceans and continents from the high seas to desert plains from a time of slavery to l. Oh the disappointment The synopsis of The Mermaid s Child sounded fantastic Mermaids Circuses Mythical Inheritances Intriguing right Well unfortunately all of that together was just a mish mash of boringI love fantasy novels Being transported to a mythical world is one of the great pleasures of reading I had assumed that The Mermaid s Child would do this But it didn tnot even a little bit And that has a lot to do with the fact that I was never engaged in The Mermaid s Child I kept reading in the hopes that I would turn the page and I would magically be invested ineverything in Malin in her journey and her uest to find the answers on her mom But it never happened After I hit page 150 I decided that I would just grit my teeth stop expecting anything from it and just finish itBasically I found The Mermaid s Child to be incredibly boring the writing was average the characterization was average and the book as a whole was just not something that I feel I should have invested my time in I say skip it Lefty or leave and go in search Not Just Roommates of mermaids and the fantastical inheritance that up to now has always seemed completely Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid of reach Apprenticed to a series Shadow of the Vampire of strange and wonderful characters Malin embarks Nanotherapeutics Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience on a picaresue journey that crosses Jean Paul Sartre oceans and continents from the high seas to desert plains from a time Statistical Computing in C and R of slavery to l. Oh the disappointment The synopsis Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time of The Mermaid s Child sounded fantastic Mermaids Circuses Mythical Inheritances Intriguing right Well unfortunately all The Frog Princess of that together was just a mish mash Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series of boringI love fantasy novels Being transported to a mythical world is Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived one How to Make a Plant Love You of the great pleasures The Erotic Motive In Literature of reading I had assumed that The Mermaid s Child would do this But it didn tnot even a little bit And that has a lot to do with the fact that I was never engaged in The Mermaid s Child I kept reading in the hopes that I would turn the page and I would magically be invested ineverything in Malin in her journey and her uest to find the answers Cities and Dialogue on her mom But it never happened After I hit page 150 I decided that I would just grit my teeth stop expecting anything from it and just finish itBasically I found The Mermaid s Child to be incredibly boring the writing was average the characterization was average and the book as a whole was just not something that I feel I should have invested my time in I say skip it

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The Mermaid's Child

characters The Mermaid's Child Summary The Mermaid's Child 108 Ife in a circus until it finally leads to a discovery that is the very last thing Malin would ever have expected Beautifully written and hauntingly strange set in an unspecified historical past The Mermaid's Child is a remarkable piece of storytelling weaving together the fantastical and the inevitable through the power of the imaginati. This book should be such a fun read The concept of the story makes you want to read it and instantly think it will take you on a magical journey ride I had to make myself read this book to the tenth chapter There was nothing exciting or charming about this book Malin s grandparents are awful and put the whole family down I had no desire to read further and find out if Malin finds her happy ending

characters The Mermaid's Child

characters The Mermaid's Child Summary The Mermaid's Child 108 Growing up motherless in an isolated community Malin Reed has always been made to feel different from everybody else The fact that according to Malin's father the absent mother was actually a mermaid only makes matters worse When Malin's father dies leaving behind nothing but his stories Malin's choice at last becomes clear stay and nev. This was Baker s second novel originally published in 2004 It doesn t nearly live up to Longbourn but it s a fairly intriguing blend of historical fiction and fantasy Malin s father was a ferryman her absent mother so he swears was a mermaid After her father dies and she goes to work in the local pub a peculiar man comes to town during a drought and seems to make it rain Later it turns out he s a swindler but to start with he seems like a miracle worker and Malin decides to make him her ticket out of town Jebb the scholar sailor who rescues her from the open ocean and Marguerite the no longer fat Fat Lady of the circus are two similarly unusual future saviors In all her travels whether in circuses or at sea Malin is constantly searching for her mother All I d ever wanted was someone to love The Mermaid s Child is curiously timeless and placeless At first glance it seems to be set in England in the recent past until Malin winds up on board a slave ship Early 1800s then It s also difficult to gauge Malin s initial age which is why it s particularly creepy when she joins Joe on the road and they become lovers Malin goes through so many identity shifts that the book seems like a piece of magic realism at times a town prostitute a disguised sailor the sole crew member aboard Jebb s floating library a slave in a desert encampment and a tightrope walker in the same circus where she once looked for her mother As Baker writes It s the nature of myth to be oldanything recent is just a reworking of the old stories In spite of her adventuresome uest Malin isn t a very endearing character I like that the book returns full circle delivering Malin back to the very cottage where she grew up but her travels seem a jumble too vague for historical fiction and too concrete for fantasy The settings and experiences are all vivid but somehow it doesn t all come togetherRelated reading She Rises by Kate Worsley The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman


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    (The Mermaid's Child) [Kindle] ô Jo Baker Oh the disappointment The synopsis of The Mermaid's Child sounded fantastic Mermaids Circuses Mythical Inheritances Intriguing right? Well unfortunately all of that together was just a mish mash of boringI love fantasy novels Being transported to a mythical world is one of the great pleasures of reading I had assumed that The Mermaid's Child would do this But it didn'tnot even a little bit And that has a lot to do with the fact t

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    characters The Mermaid's Child Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jo Baker Jo Baker ↠ 8 Free read This book was uite different from what I expected based on the description When it's described as a fairy tale for adults think Grimm than Disney Malin's journey is a hard one full of both pain and pleasure love and cruelty Jo Baker does not shy away from the most difficult parts of the journey and at times I found it a bit hard to read Although many parts of this book are beautifully written I had this feelin

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    characters The Mermaid's Child Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Jo Baker Jo Baker ↠ 8 Free read This book should be such a fun read The concept of the story makes you want to read it and instantly think it will take you on a magical journey ride I had to make myself read this book to the tenth chapter There was nothing exciting or charming about this book Malin's grandparents are awful and put the whole family down I had no desire to read further and find out if Malin finds her happy ending

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    (The Mermaid's Child) [Kindle] ô Jo Baker I loved Longbourne and was excited to read another book by Jo Baker The description sounded like a departure from her other book but the storyline seemed enticing enough I can't fault Baker's writing style She's descriptive and used the Engli

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