Overall, the novel Big Fish is a very interesting and entertaining book. The short, easy to read chapters contribute to the enjoyment of the reader. We find many bits of information concerning Edward Bloom that are told by William, Edward himself, and many others. William has heard all of these legends surrounding his father, but it is at Edward's death bed that he truly realizes he doesn't truly know his father by anything other than these legends told by others. The novel is very unique in that it takes a number of short stories and combines them into one novel. The tale of a son at his father's death bed is especially moving for most readers and Wallace does an effective job of telling about the lack of a relationship the two have had up until this point.
Daniel Wallace's Big Fish does a tremendous job at not only telling the story of a strained father and son relationship, but also at telling the story of all the legends that