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I guess, just like her, she never really was able to figure it all out for herself.
It's clear that Brackmann has done her research and, combined with effortless writing, Rock Paper Tiger shines.
The main character was easy to inhabit and enveloped me in a sense of claustrophobia as the story progressed.
Lisa Brackmann's debut novel is written in first person present tense. That choice makes it immediate, but immediacy allows for little reflection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Long Time Reader
Interesting story. It was at times a little difficult to imagine what was going on in the story, but it certainly kept my attention.Published 2 months ago by Rebecca Lee
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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 13 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 13 months ago by Carlene