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Though she fancies herself a contemporary Henry Miller (or Tania?), "Shanghai Baby" has the literary and artistic merit of a teenager's diary -- it's narcissistic,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer L. Schmitt
This novel seemed an appropriate choice to follow on after my last read My Favourite Wife as it is also set in Shanghai and has a surprisingly similar theme, except this time seen... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by LindyLouMac
Shanghai Baby is essentially a novel about vanity and self-obsession. Nikki (or Coco as she like to call herself) lives only to have sex with hot guys. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by B. Wolinsky
Twenty-five year old aspiring novelist Nikki (who calls herself Coco) is among the first generation of privileged Chinese youth raised in the post-Mao era of Western materialism. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Steven Davis
Talk about having ZERO skills as a writer and being shallow, this book is a perfect example of that. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by G. Torres
Seriously, are there any imaginative Asian writers out there? Don't buy this pile of excrements please. It just rehash stereotypes that have grown old and tired.Published on October 18, 2009 by Shawn
Seriously, how many more of these type of books are Amy Tan wanna-be going to write. This book is so wrong on so many levels it is really sad. Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by V. Phan
The book is full of depressing lives filled with lust, and nothing else.
But what is the point? That some people in the material Shanghai are just empty inside? Read more
Some of the reviews that are giving this book thumbs up I'm assuming are non-Asian and not people of color. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Joel B. Kirk