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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
3.72
liked it
I love it when a book about Asians written by an Asian is popular, but I wish this Asian had written better. Crazy Rich Asians is just a simple, mindl ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
Claire of the Sea Light
3.63
it was ok
This is a not altogether complete story, of a small Haitian village where wealthy Gaelle lost her husband as she gave birth to their daughter, and whe ...more
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
Pachinko
4.24
it was amazing
Min Jin Lee's Pachinko is an exquisitely captivating look at the Korean experience in Japan; from 1910 in Korea to 1989 in Japan, this sprawling epic ...more
Mar 02, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
The Book of Ruth
3.82
really liked it
I absolutely loved the story that main character Ruth tells about her pathetic family in rural Illinois, I can't believe this was the author Jane Hami ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
Beside the Sea
3.90
really liked it
This beautiful little book gutted me. Veronique Olmi is a successful French playwright, and Beside the Sea is her first novel. The story is narrated b ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
A Son of the Circus
3.61
it was amazing
I used to love John Irving, read most of what he wrote (The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, The Water Method Man, ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 01, 2010
 
The Garden of Letters
3.91
it was ok
I remember over-rating Captain Corelli's Mandolin years ago; it was about Italians and music and partisans and the resistance and Mussolini and also i ...more
Mar 19, 2015
Sep 05, 2014
 
Shipwrecks
3.96
it was amazing
This is how I started a review of a Japanese film I enjoyed: Dark depressing, slight hope, darker and more depressing, hope again, cruel fate, roll cr ...more
Aug 29, 2009
Aug 29, 2009
 
My Education
3.23
did not like it
This book's graphic artsy-comic cover attracted me, but I hated everything inside it, especially the writing. The story is about Regina Gottlieb, the ...more
May 17, 2014
May 17, 2014
 
The Letters
3.60
liked it
I wouldn't normally choose to read fiction written by two authors but in this case I figured the gimmick would work, since it's letters written back a ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
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