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It was very hard to put down and interesting reading.
I wanted to know this story because I felt like this author had something, not necessarily with this novel but it is evident that there is something.
The characters (except for the HEB) really do not develope much, and so unlikable, did not generate much reactions either way.
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 4 days ago by Margot W.
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 1 month ago by BusyReading
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 7 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 8 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 15 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