An excellent, thought provoking book. The characters are alive with all the flaws as well as strengths that make them genuinely human. Read morePublished 5 days ago by ordinary shopper
I was reluctant in starting reading this book, as I have abandoned another work by Tan Twan Eng.
But the plunge into the sensitive world of the novel is a great pleasure.
Recommended by a friend, I was quite taken by this book because of its historical and cultural elements. It is easy to read and engaging. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Not a big reader
I just can't get enthralled. I have it on my kindle and maybe I will give it another try. My friend tells me to be patient. It is not at the top of my list for reading now.Published 8 days ago by Linda Stanley
This gorgeous book is set on the island of Penang, just before, during and after the Second World War. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alumine Andrew
Having first read The Garden of the Evening Mist I was anxious to read The Gift of Rain. Tan Twan Eng writes with a descriptive ease and
elegance in both of these novels... Read more