Give me a ticket to childhood
Ticket to Childhood: A Novel by Nguyễn Nhật Ánh (1 star ratings)The best selling book in the history of modern Vietnam, Give Me a Ticket to Childhood has been nothing short of a sensation in its home country: it has sold over 350,000 copies and has gone through thirty-five printings. This, the novel’s first appearance outside Vietnam, marks the arrival, in English, of a hugely appealing and engaging author.
The story of a man looking back on his life, Give Me a Ticket to Childhood captures the texture of childhood in all of its richness. As we learn of the small miracles and tragedies that made up the narrator’s life—the misadventures and the misdeeds—we meet his long-lost friends, none of whom can forget how rich their lives once were. And even if Nguyen Nhat Anh can’t take us back to our own childhoods, he captures those innocent times with a great deftness.
A fable that will charm adults and move children, Give Me a Ticket to Childhood is sure to capture the hearts of American readers.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. If universal truths exist, what better place to find them than in childhood memories? There, untarnished by the loss of innocence and the hardships of adulthood, life — even in hindsight — is a boundless adventure. Through the eyes of a child, there is no distinction between the unknown and the unknowable, which makes every moment one of fantastic wonder. The majority of his bibliography features either teenage or child characters, and his serialized short stories are wildly popular among Vietnamese readers.
For a listing to the links for all the other review posts for the Words of Asia blog event click here. Where Does it Take Place? Love the fact that its set in Vietnam because not that many books take place in Vietnam or about Vietnamese people that have been translated into English. These tales are then simultaneously compared with how each of the characters turned out as adults. And even though the book is short in length, I think its perfect length for the story the authour is trying to tell. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Ticket to Childhood by Nguyen Nhat Anh. Our Assessment: B : reasonably charming -- if a bit too laboredly so. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review 's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. The complete review 's Review :. Ticket to Childhood is a short meditation on past and present, the adult narrator looking back at a more carefree time, when he was eight, and comparing childhood perspectives on the world with those of adult experience.