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Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester
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Jul 23, 07

did not like it
bookshelves: quest-into-china
Read in August, 2006

I don’t understand how this book won a “Best Fiction” award. It read like a bad action adventure novel. Filled with insignificant details and a unsatisfying storyline, it was a pain to read. In fact towards the end I found myself skimming chapters just to get to the conclusion of the story. I felt cheated at the end of this story. In retrospect, however, I feel I learned a bit about the history of Hong Kong and how it was impacted by the turmoil occurring in China.

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