This is an exquisite, vivid, tragic, haunting novel.
Already feeling himself to be an outsider to his family and community because of his mixed British and Chinese... Read more
I love historically based books with good story-telling and fictional characters thrown in because you can feel the emotions of the people and be a part of their world for a short... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bellella
Another superbly sensitive and beautifully written book from Tan Twan Eng. Just LOVED it.Published 7 days ago by Tony and Judith Hughes-Lewis
Quite disturbing, but war always is. Maybe I should have described the mood as dark. I was vetting this book for my book club. Read morePublished 9 days ago by maryd
Tan Twan Eng's first novel is beautifully written. The story line is a bit cluttered but still held my full attention. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Annette Monester
Boring and tedious; the plot is very lame. I found this novel to be an incredible waste of time. Half way through, I finally gave up and I am mad at myself for sticking with it as... Read morePublished 10 days ago by richard1s
I loved this book . The authors Technique of telling the story as a reflection of his life to another was very unique . Read morePublished 21 days ago by D. Linker