2 thoughts on ““How My Father Became a God,” by Dilman Dila”

  1. My sincere apologies for not circling back to this. Busy few days, and my dependency on my Kindle is apparently worse than I suspected 😛

    New story tomorrow. And I very much want to read this story, so I’ll be coming back to it sooner or later.

  2. So, I read this. Enjoyable story, but I don’t have much to say about it. I’m not seeing anything here I consider exceptional.

    I really like the visual of seeing one’s father as a god, which is central here. But I don’t feel much is done here with that beyond "I love him; I believe in him; he’s great." So it’s a nice touch, but it doesn’t make the story for me.

    The contrivance level is very high here. The hunt for the girl as a bride, with such a repulsive statement, finding just the right tree sap, the FIRST time the father gets an invention to work his whole life. It’s not a huge issue, but I feel like I might have enjoyed this more if it had been framed as more of a fable or folktale.

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