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Radiant Days: A Novel
3.93
I see a different side of the book, i.e., about how people emerge from situations and relationships. The protagonist, lacking any strong self identity ...more
May 16, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
 
Disgrace
3.82
Nowadays not many novels could hold my interest throughout. But "Disgrace" is a sure exception. I couldn't put it done, and I didn't skim. I looked fo ...more
May 17, 2006
Feb 14, 2008
 
On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction
3.64
Read my review of this book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2X2PWUI...
Aug 2003
Feb 04, 2008
 
The Eye of Jade (A Mei Wang Mystery, #1)
3.00
The novel's female detective protagonist, Mei Wang, is a character built up of conflicts between her mindset and reality. She is aloof, "an outsider w ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 19, 2008
 
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
3.42
About one third into Guo Xiaolu's novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, a man at an English pub says to the confused protagonist, a y ...more
Jul 10, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
The Fat Years
3.20
I read the Chinese edition of the book in 2010 and reviewed it for Foreign Policy. Here is the link to my review, in which the book title was translat ...more
May 2010
May 13, 2012
 
King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong
3.96
Nov 10, 2008
May 13, 2012
 
Half the House
4.27
An amazing memoir. The scenes of the author's brothers dying young and their struggling to cling to life are heart-wrenching.
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won
3.28
The Coming China Wars by Peter Navarro is probably one of the most advertised China-related books this year. For weeks it nailed the small Adsense box ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 14, 2008
 
The Glass Castle
4.21
A surprisingly moving memoir
Oct 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
4.14
Excellent writing
Aug 30, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
 
The White Mandarin
4.17
After reading `The White Mandarin', I was puzzled that its sales rank wasn't higher. This is not a common spy and love story. It is an epic, an insigh ...more
Aug 2004
Feb 04, 2008
 
Breaking It Down
4.56
Measuring in at 4 by 5 inches, Barnes' little book tells 18 stories that are both poignant and memorable. Barnes is a master of Flash Fiction, who s ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Man Who Stayed Behind
4.27
Anyone who has made seeking truth his or her quest should read this book. With a painful honesty, Rittenberg accounts a sincere believer's failed effo ...more
Aug 2005
Feb 04, 2008
 
The Understory
4.30
One of the most pleasurable reads I've had in a while. I was enchanted by its beautiful, pithy writing and complex characters.
Jan 28, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
4.21
Read my comments about this book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3S4CQK0...
Jan 2004
Feb 04, 2008
 
The Good Parents
3.32
None
Apr 30, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Into the Sunset
3.83
None
Mar 27, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
 
The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again
3.92
None
Jun 02, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
How Fiction Works
3.95
None
May 29, 2009
Jul 23, 2008
 
Forgive the Moon
3.46
None
Dec 2004
Jan 28, 2008
 
Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now
4.03
None
Sep 2005
Jul 29, 2008
 
China: A  Celebration in Art & Literature
4.60
None
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.81
None
Apr 06, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
 
Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)
3.76
None
not set
Jan 28, 2008
 
Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America
3.68
None
not set
Oct 15, 2008
 
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
4.19
None
Mar 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Amorous Woman
4.27
None
Nov 2007
Jan 28, 2008
 
Dragon Bones (Red Princess, #3)
3.59
None
Apr 06, 2008
Feb 20, 2008
 
The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Writing
4.21
None
Feb 23, 2008
Jan 29, 2008
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