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“The Garden of Evening Mists offers action-packed, end-of-empire storytelling in the vein of Tan’s compatriot Tash Aw. His fictional garden cultivates formal harmony –but also undermines it. It unmasks sophisticated artistry as a partner of pain and lies. This duality invests the novel with a climate of doubt; a mood – as with Aritomo’s creation – of “tension and possibility”. Its beauty never comes to rest.”
What a thought provoking, interesting story. Another perspective on world events playing out in a small (non-US) enclave.Published 17 days ago by loretta mannisto
This is a wonderfully written book. I am so impressed with the author's writing. The characters are very well developed and interesting, as is the historical time the novel is... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Janet S Frigo
Well written, with vivid descriptions of scenery and settings. Somehow felt like we didn't spend enough time in the garden itself. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Michael F. Barbaro
I enjoy this book . It was good and would recommend it to a friend. The part that was sad was the company was sold and the fact the he did not leave a legacy behind.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan
Beautiful. Elegant. Characters, story line.
Touches your heart and senses.
Layered, poetic, and nuanced writing make this a small literary gem.Published 1 month ago by wheelhelmina