Book Review: Big Fish by Ahmad Amani

21922318Title: Big Fish

Author: Ahmad Amani

Genre: Children

Publication Date: April 9, 2014

About the Book:

Big Fish had a big friend. They could speak and laugh together. In the sky, Big Fish could see anything on the earth, and it saw that its ocean was only a part of the earth, not all of the world.

 

My Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I had read one other book, Math City, by Ahmad Amani that was difficult for me to get through but when he asked me to review Big Fish, which is for young children, I thought I would give it a try.

The drawings are simple and appear to be drawn by a child. My kindle isn’t color so I don’t know if they’re actually black and white or if there’s some color to them. They’re simple enough, though, that I don’t think color would make too much difference.

The story is different. Big Fish doesn’t have any friends in the ocean so he tries to change himself so he can make friends. That doesn’t work and he’s very lonely but he ends up making friends with the moon. As the moon gets smaller in size, Big Fish starts to cry. His tears are the source of Earth’s rain.

I don’t think young children would like this story. It ends on a sad note with Big Fish crying to make rain. It’s also confusing and doesn’t flow well. I don’t think it would keep a child’s attention.

 

About the author

4728475Ahmad lives in the Middle East. He is a graduate of the Art University in Tehran. He has worked for many newspapers in Iran as a journalist.
He hopes that his books make you think, while you enjoy it.

Book Review: Math City by Ahmad Amani

10828018Title: Math City

Author: Ahmad Amani

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: May 5, 2012

About the Book:

Math City is a place where is into Math book, and also the pages of the book are the streets of Math City.

In this City, Monster Number was grossly overweight and had a shaggy body, like a mammoth. In the beginning, Monster Number could not walk very well. Though he swayed a little, tottering and often falling, my father trained him for detecting and killing. After a few days, we attacked Math City.

Math City was bombarded, the doors and the walls shaking while the dark shade of the Monster Number came down, covering the city. Monster Number threw big stones, one after another; and like a repulsive ghoul crashed through any barrier.

Then, after many horrible explosions, Monster Number entered the city, and we followed him. He smashed countless numbers as he put down his steps on the earth.

My Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I understand that Ahmad Amani was using Math City to make the reader think and that it’s supposed to have social implications. The problem is that the story is difficult to follow and I was confused most of the time. I can’t relate a fantasy story to real life when I can’t follow the story. This is a book that might work well in college classes where they analyze fiction.

I don’t recommend this book unless you’re looking for something to analyze. I do support and greatly admire authors. I wouldn’t know where to begin to write a novel or even a short story. Just because this book is not one I would recommend, I applaud this author for the time, thought, and courage to not only write a book but to write something out of the ordinary that I’m sure others will find to their taste.

 

About the author

4728475Ahmad lives in the Middle East. He is a graduate of the Art University in Tehran. He has worked for many newspapers in Iran as a journalist.
He hopes that his books make you think, while you enjoy it.