I found myself reading faster at the end of pages so I could get to the next one. wormyhole.blogspot.com
Johnston captures the type of expatriate lifestyle (in Hong Kong) that sometimes seems like an alternate reality. A Kindle in Hong Kong
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An easy read. For me the best bit was that it was set in Hong Kong, though I did find that a bit unconvincing as someone who has lived there. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Susan Roberts-cooper
I chose to rate Consumption: a Novel as five star because the use of language is good, without carelessness or sloth, or ignorance. Every word chosen for nuanced significance. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barista
a frustrating book in general, especially the ending went no where.Published 14 months ago by helene bonney
After reading Skin of Water, I looked forward to reading Consumption because I liked Mr. Johnston's writing. I could not find one character in the book that I liked. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kaye
Unlikeable characters in a plot that goes nowhere...I rarely give up on a book but did on this one. Not even worth $1.99Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had to read the book twice before I can understand it. I don't understand why the heroine keeps coming back to help this person who does not care about other people and is so... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Cindy
I wasn't sure what to think about this book at first. I wasn't even if sure if I liked it--and then suddenly, I couldn't put it down. It's a little bit . . . out of the box? Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Maria T. Violante
This story follows a woman's lifelong so-called friendship with(which primarily consists of being used by) an immensely self-centered and vain man who happens to have earned a lot... Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Diane Kohn
The most enjoyable and fun part of this book for me was the fact I never knew what was going on. I started reading thinking , yep He is going to be this and she is going to do... Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer