[Free E–pub] A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray
Collection certainly reflects that though several of his characters are also Indian AmericanMy thoughts on the stories in order of appearance The Hill Station The collection begins with the only story Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir featuring aemale protagonist an Indian American microbiologist traveling to India to teach a workshop I ound this story and character immediately compelling but was put off by its direction which suggested that tired notion
of a emale professional giving up her career or marriage and motherhood a emale professional giving up her career The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day for marriage and motherhood spoilerUnclear whether she actually stops working but abandoning the workshop was certainly unprofessional Also bizarre and unfortunate is her choice to have a child by a married affair partner she never told about the pregnancy and to marry a random guy met on a bus who seemed interested in her mostlyor her passport hide spoiler Possibly the best collection of short stories I have ever read What I appreciated abt A Few Short Notes was the variety of characters in the stories expatriates Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design from India immigrants men women children Myavorites of the eight really varied stories were The Hill Station and Watson and the Shark Every story has a doctor of some kind of some scientific references and these are blended in well to support the plot and character development Lovely prose Complex and subtle2003 notebook Rich layered similar theme throughout the absent ather caught up with by the abandoned child or the other way round Draws on his medical up with by the abandoned child or the other way round Draws on his medical set around the world India Sri Lanka Africa US Wales and Sheffield even glancingly this is illed with a network of passing acuaintances VSO medics journalists scattered around Joined by the bug Cholera disease insects diarrhoea eature In the title story the narrator a butterfly hunting grandfather is captured by cannibals the irst European thye ve seen thinking him magical with his magnifying glass that can start ires These are incredible intergenerational intercontinental interdisciplinary stories combining medicine lepidoptery love and the theory of evolution. E while examining butterflies In Blue a climber ascends a Himalayan peak under dire circumstances and encounters ghostly memories of his ather These stories of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability frustrated intelligent achievers can recall Mark Helprin and Murray has too some of Helprin's ambitious scope These stories aren't as crystalline as Helprin's but that's a small complaint to lodge against an elegantirst collection Claire Dederer. W of the universe stable The other strong story also comes in the second half of the book Watson and
Shark is an and sympathetic tale THAT FOCUSES ON THE GREAT CAUSE focuses on the great cause life that doctors ight or Throughout these stories Murray s command of vocabulary and subject displays his adept writing skills But the result is not entirely memorable The stories can be overly elaborate to the point of hindering their impact in many cases What can I even say about this book It was like reading a mirror of my own soul It American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series felt like time had reached out and shared with me a book I had written in theuture It was the oddest sensation to make my way The Mother Zone from short story to story within this book and have every detail be something I loved and cherished Every theme something I have thought about or planned to write about It was a ghost book that I will write in theuture as I still plan to explore or have explored all these topics in my own work science A lovely collection of short stories Some of these stories are truly wonderful Delightful and sort of creepy 35 starsThis collection comes shrouded in praise unusually glowing even by blurb standards and much of it rom big names shrouded in praise unusually glowing even by blurb standards and much of it rom big names it doesn t seem to have received much attention rom readers My reaction was mixed The writing is good the characterization and imagery vivid And yet there s a lot of tragedy some of it perhaps over the top and some of the stories are maddeningly inconclusive Like others who have posted here I ound the last our stories better than the irst The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War four not untilinishing the Sicilian Lives fifth was I even sure I was going toinish the bookThe eight stories in the collection are not linked but there are many repeated themes Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art fatherson relationships doctors searchingor meaning often through travels to developing countries characters who experienced the traumatic death of an older sibling or parent during childhood collapsing marriages multi generational collections of insects The author himself is a white man who has worked as a doctor around the world and the. S diseases She is charged with new ungovernable Alice Oliver feelings when sheinally meets actual patients with the disease she specializes in; heretofore she had only known cholera under a microscope Murray bumps his heroine into a new looser way of living as she travels deeper into dirty disease ridden India In the title story a doctor mourns the loss of his sister and comes to terms with his amily history all th.The Shark Is An
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STORIES THE LANGUAGE IS POETIC VIVID language is poetic stylized without overkill Lots of comparisons are unusual but uite effective All the stories are sad in one way or another but the language is so beautiful that they never become depressingThe characters are very real although most of them go through unusual it is easy to experience the events through themThe irst our stories have identical rather complicated structure with different story lines crossing each other It elt repetitive and I enjoyed those stories less than the others However the stories remained good reads because of the language the description of the scenery and the individual charactersThere is a lot of sadness in all stories Loss is everywhere All characters are either sad or no than content They live but they are not happy For some characters there is a The Radiant Child feeling that this might change at some point in theiruture but or most it eels as if they will stay in this accepting state The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data forever The author allows one character to actually change andind happiness This scene is extremely beautiful and awesome in its simplicity A wonderful collection of stories beautifully written ull of really ascinating though Tempting Eden flawed characters who are very easy to warm to Murray s collection of stories has impressive moments but the dense detail and lofty word choice resorts to showmanship at times The sophisticated degree of refinement can cause problems with allowing the characters toeel genuine As a trained doctor Murray analyzes his complex characters with a clinical like approach that often makes them wooden and too perfect in their Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, flawed states The last story Acts of Memory Wisdom of Man generates the most power and emotion It is a lengthy discussion of the liberal mind and it addresses issues of moral obligation and laws of conduct A convincing seuence of dialogue in the story highlights the central idea that things never really change They may appear as though they do but aundamental order keeps the natural Talking to Dragons flo. John Murray trained as a doctor and his debut collection of stories A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies reveals its author's background Not all of his characters are physicians but they tend to share a doctor's ability to concentrate on details and compartmentalize emotions In The Hill Station the American born daughter of Indian parents returns to India where she speaks at a conference on infectiou.