Publish date: January 22nd 2008
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
About the first 40? pages (anything before the post-war era) were kind of extraneous storytelling. Even while reading, they just felt like placeholders, and like I was waiting for the book to really get going. Once it got moving, though, it was an interesting and engaging story--part love story, and...
Crisp language, but too devoid of emotion. The plot jumped too much and the pace varied too much as well.
sixty pages in, and i'm bored out of my mind. i could take another story about a repressed asian woman, just not one that moves as slow as this one. i am putting it down with some regret, but life's too short!