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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
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Nov 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: american, fiction, historic-fiction, history
Read from November 24 to 26, 2011

My only beef with this book is its length: the problem with nookbooks is that you can't see the length of the book before you pay for it and I think 9.99 is way too much for a 100 page book.

Anyway.

The writing style of this book is very unique. Collective stream of consciousness, I think, is the best way to describe it. It reads very well for something I don't think I've ever seen before.

The subject matter, in my opinion, is heartbreaking. To summarize without giving it away, the lives of Japanese immigrants before and during the second World War and their internment camps. See also Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for another perspective.
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