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Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
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Jul 26, 2012

it was amazing

I read this book a long time ago and should have written this review a long time ago.
What a wonder this book is!
Having read all of Amy Tan’s books, I expected good writing, serious cultural and gender themes, and disturbing realities.
What I did not expect was this book.
It is side splittingly, laugh out-loud, hilarious!
You get the usual significant wit, wisdom and writing chomps of Amy Tan, along with Swiftian satire, that is stand up comedian funny. Think Robin Williams relaxed.
Every bit of this book is entertaining. The first half most so, where the scene is set: The San Francisco cultural elite, hook up with a famous British dog trainer, and other assorted perfectly spoofed politically correct characters, to go on an “authentic travel experience” to Burma.
The San Francisco, Chinese, female, opera-loving main character is dead, but don’t worry, she is still the main character, and she took good care of her dog “poochini” in her will.
I loved the “wind instrument symphony” in the hotel the most.
If you want to have fun, read this book.
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