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Petals From The Sky by Mingmei Yip
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Mar 19, 2010

did not like it

I'm kind of sad I didn't like this book, I hoped I would. The author really grabbed me in the first few chapters and she was amazingly descriptive, but I felt like it was missing a voice I could relate to.

The protagonist never really expressed her feelings in regards to the man she loved, leaving me to wonder if she even loved him. She expressed a lot of feelings about art, zen, budhist temples, nuns, monks, etc . . . but for a book about choosing between a monastic life and romanitc love it seemed like the romantic love part of the equation was sorely lacking in the protagonists mind.

This lack of emotional development was replaced instead by a lot of action. And don't get me wrong, action is good. But only if viewed from a perspective. I wished there'd been more perspective.

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