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I found the decriptions of the "word tastes" very distracting and confusing.
An engaging and fast-moving read, Bitter in the Mouth drew me in and held my attention, with just enough mysteries and surprises to keep it interesting.
It is a universal story about finding one's self within one's self, within our family, within our friendships, and within our personal relationships.
I just finished reading "Bitter in the Mouth" and enjoyed it very much. I like the unusual and quirky, which this book certainly is, and the writing is beautiful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol
I picked this as one of my reads for this year's Estella Project reading challenge. I thought this would be a good one for me because it takes place in NC where I live and even... Read morePublished 3 months ago by EpicFehlReader
Bitter in the Mouth was my book club's selection of the month. I took the book on a plane trip and ended up stuck in the Detroit airport for 9 hours. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beth L Lovell
The author's writing style brought the story alive! I enjoyed every page! I recommend this book to all. Looking forward to reading more of Truongs' work.Published 10 months ago by Amy S. Breese
Don't read this unless you're prepared to focus. It is a dense book that needs your full attention - and utterly worth the read. Every moment is deliciously fascinating. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ruth weissenberg
The only book that I re-read as soon as I finished it. The writing is beautiful and insightful. The wit and flow moved me... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Reader in Search of
Story of a Vietnamese child adopted by Caucasian parents. The child has, for want of a better description, a brain glitch that allows her to taste words as they are spoken to her. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Penny P. Hammack
Frustrated reading this novel, as other posters have noted, there's something there lost among the seemingly random details. Read morePublished 18 months ago by James H. Turnage
In its complexity and richness, Truong's book reminded me of Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer. Read more