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Aug 18, 2009 Zen Cho rated it 3 of 5 stars
This was a funny one, because I really liked Namjoshi's writing style -- it's so clear, every word so well-chosen, that it's transparent. It's humorous and effortless and graceful, beautiful but not self-consciously so, intelligent without smugness. I would very happily read a novel in this voice and enjoy every minute, but I wasn't getting much out of the fables. I liked them, but they were mostly too short and sometimes too flip for me really to get anything out of them .... The poetry was OK, ...more