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Very slow start, very developed storyline,
This review is from: Under Fishbone Clouds (Hardcover)
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This is a love story about love. This is set in China during World War 2 and is about the love between Yuying and her husband, Jinyi. This book demonstrates why too much cultural mythology and destroy and otherwise fantastic love story. It was just too hardcore like a history book for me to relax and enjoy the characters or the plotline. I kept feeling like I was being hit over the head by a history lesson throughout. The myths and tales contained within were at times overbearing and distracting. I wanted to read about their love story in a streamlined pared down way. The overall feeling of this book is relentless sadness. Something that during these financially difficult and distraught times, I could have skipped. I really want my reading to take me away to a happier place, not a more depressing one.