- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (September 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310273986
- ISBN-13: 978-0310273981
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 93 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,490,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sushi for One? (The Sushi Series, Book 1) Paperback – August 26, 2007
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This perky debut chick lit novel by Tang gently pokes fun at Asian culture and the life of Christian singles. Lex Sakai is a 30-year-old single Asian-American volleyball coach whose control-freak grandmother is determined to fix her up with a man. Lex is more passionate about making a prestigious volleyball team than dating one of her grandmother's candidates. Although a secret in Lex's past makes romance difficult, she has a six-point list from the biblical book of Ephesians detailing the godly man she wants. Disaster, of course, is right around the corner. The sassy narrative is solid chick lit, with all the requisite chatter about boobs, yummy food, body type, finding a guy and loser dates. Amid the nice touches of humor are some trouble spots: more food and drink are spilled in the first 100 pages than belong in a whole novel, and Lex's ultimate leading man is a foregone conclusion. The idea that her grandma would penalize Lex's young volleyball team because she doesn't have a boyfriend is a weak plot element. Although some of the content would feel stereotyped if written by a non-Asian (Lex refers to Asians as her yella-fellas), it's still refreshing to have Tang's voice in Christian fiction. (Sept.)
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'An absorbing tale of finding love in the city.' -- Romantic Times Book Reviews <br><br> (Romantic Times Book Reviews)
'This is one busy story. Not a dull moment at all....Sushi for One? is a romp....the kind of chick lit story that demonstrates 'sometimes romance needs a kick of wasabi.' And the powerful, touching ending should bring tears to your eyes. It did mine. I can't wait for the next installment!' -- Edgy Inspirational Author <br><br> (Edgy Inspirational Author)
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Secondly, there are way too many stories that involve main characters having to face a timeline to find himself/herself a spouse/significant other in order to resolve a dilemma in their life. If you watch enough Asian soap operas or read way too many romance books, you would know that this is nothing new. Of course they all have a little twist and spin here and there, but they are not that different from one another. So the story lacks originality, despite its attempts to be different.
Third, I found the part (Sample dialog: "Are you lesbian?" "No, Grandma, I'm Christian!") troubling. I actually stopped reading the book after that and reluctantly returned to finish the story after some times. It just doesn't feel right although I could imagine that part alone has pleased some of its target audience. In any case, I learned to be open-minded and accept Lex's point of view however I admit that I have developed a distrust and dislike of this character. And her behavior did not help redeem her image as the story progressed. She is rude and inconsiderate, she whines a lot, and she is very judgmental. I realized that the main character doesn't have to be likable but she is just too far from it. And she is just not all that interesting or special. I do feel sorry for her because her traumatized experience in the past, but that's all I have for her. I wish I could be proud, be inspired by her because what she has become after her horrible incident, but she just doesn't show any qualities worthy my admiration. I just simply don't care for her after a certain point.
Lastly, Lex keeps stressing and insisting to find a Christian boyfriend and all the other qualities that he should have, but she hasn't necessary demonstrated any of the decent qualities that I'd like to see in a faithful Christian girl. It's certainly not fair to expect all Christians to act in a certain way. However, she should at least try, if her religion matters to her that much. Also the people in her church do not seem likeable, helpful or even friendly. It just seems odd to me that they don't seem like the type of people I'd see in church, or perhaps they, too, found Lex irritating? ;-P
I applaud the efforts and thoughts that the author put in. It's great that the story has inspired or entertained some people, but unfortunately I'm not one of them. And I regret to say that I feel like I should have donated the time and money to charity instead of reading and paying for this book.
BRAVO to the author for a job well done!!!
It was actually quite believable, even the over-the-top grandma directing the family. This is based on personal experience with a Chinese family.
Not too sure we needed so much detail with the blow-by-blow details of a volleyball game; I skipped some of that text.
I was intrigued by the Asian-American mileu. I enjoyed learning more about a culture that I really don't know that much about.
When I finished the story, I found that I was left wanting to know more about Lex and Aiden's stories. I am so happy that there are more Sushi books. I look forward to reading more from Tang!