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A very well written novel, with many voyeuristic twists and suttle mysteries.
There was not much of a story to start with and what made it worse was the repetition of same events by three separate characters.
I love Malaysia been there many times and to so many of the towns that were mentioned so I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THIS STORY.
Tash Aw's debut novel, The Harmony Silk Factory (2006) is an impressive beginning. It is a complex historical-based novel set in Malaysia that showcases a skill in creating a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick Mc Coy
I didn't get very far with this one. Very uninteresting and irrelevant to a modern readerPublished 6 months ago by Thomas Tinsley
this is a woven tapestry of patched together visions of the same man and his disasterous times. It is beautifully written, mysterious and confounding in that the enigma remains... Read morePublished 15 months ago by SoloWry
After seeing the numerous accolades on Harmony Silk Factory, I bought the book in anticipation of another great story during the pre-Malay Independence era, a period that I loved. Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Chung
Laughably bad writing mixed with some evocative imagery makes this an odd read. Unable to leave unfinished any book, no matter how bad, I got through this one by sheer will... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Renee Thorpe
he spins the tale so well . must read more of his books . goin gto start with 5 star billionairePublished 18 months ago by Sorab
I recommend The Harmony Silk Factory to any readers who enjoy connecting the dots of a multi-facets narrative. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jake
In as much as I want to praise a fellow Chinese, I can't. Simply because I haven't got my money's worth. For a start, the story is boring. Nothing interesting happens in the book. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Ewe Paik Leong
This is a very different kind of book by Aw. It takes the central character and then presents him as he is known by three other people - his wife, his son and his best friend. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by J. Robert Ewbank