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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.
Amazed by the details, depth and diversity (rich and poor) of life in China the author describes in the book.Published 2 months ago by Peng Wang
Beyond a doubt, Lisa Brackmann has created one of the most memorable women in crime fiction--and placed her in a city that Brackmann obviously knows well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janet Brown
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 6 months ago by James M Jackson
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 7 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago by Nancy L. Shampo