This atmospheric novel offers a well-written story that is rich in detail.
Hang reached adulthood after the heroic period of the twentieth century in Vietnam, namely the wars for independence and reunification, as well as the revolution.
Anyone interested in Vietnamese history and culture outside of the Vietnam War will find this book very interesting and thought provoking.
My daughter was able to use it for school, but each page was obviously a photocopy of the original, bound into a book.Published 2 months ago by Mark P Archibald
This is a wonderful book which describes the life of ordinary Vietnamese during the postwar years. It should be read in combination with her book on the war, Novel Without a Name. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William G. von Glahn
It was sad. But i likesd it. I hope you likesd it as well, ok ok? My moms a penguin.Published 4 months ago by Jonathan Charry
Paradise of the Blind tells the story of a Vietnamese woman named Hang growing up in Hanoi in the 1970s and 1980s. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven Davis
I thought the book was ok. I recieved the book in good condition and in a good timeing. I recieved it within 2 weeks of purchase.Published 11 months ago by ERic
A tragic story of being torn between two families. The tension between the family of her mother and the family of her father, was very compelling. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wendy Baldinger
Duong Thu Huong should be on everybody's best writers' list. She is a brilliant Vietnamese writer who can't even be able to read in her own country. Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by Sylviastel
Just the very title of this book must have troubled the Hanoi politburo hacks but the way PARADISE OF THE BLIND ends frightened them so profoundly they banned it and put its author... Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Daniel J. Cragg