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I have also lived in other countries and the sense of strangeness in another culture is done very well in this book.
Iraq war vet Ellie is traumatized, injured, and lost in her own life. She seems to be merely surviving in the huge metropolis of Beijing, until a chance encounter with a Uigher... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mariah
The premise of the story sounded really good but I was really disappointed. The characters were not well developed and the relationships were weak. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leigh1955Anne
The novel's strong suit, by far, is a terrific sense of a part of China rarely depicted. Drugged out, disaffected youth, video gamers, avant garde artists, ex pats, people with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nub
I enjoyed the book very much. It was easy reading and was very interesting since it took place in China. Read morePublished 2 months ago by laidbackfem
The reader is transported into a world that is completely alien both in the military & China settings. After coming to the end I still don't clearly understand Ellie. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy L. Shampo
Read Rock Paper Tiger, then the next book, The Year of the Rat. You will love the characters and reading about China. Read morePublished 10 months ago by D'Ann Read
A little weak in places, regarding non-realistic plot turns, but it is fiction, and it was fun to revisit places in China I had been to myselfPublished 10 months ago by Carlene
Although this reads like a dystopian thriller set in an alternative reality, it actually takes place in the polluted big cities, scenic small villages, computer gaming communities,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jaylia3
"Describe what your book is about in one sentence" is one of those daft creative writing exercises teachers love to assign. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tom Braun