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Tendrils of Life by Owen Choi
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I am torn between 3 and 4 stars as this is a very interesting story filled with heartache, cruelty, and the devastation of war. Knowing very little about the Korean War, I figured there would be plenty for me to learn. The way the author included historical facts between parts was unique. He even made it personal by suggesting that if you didn't wish to read the history, you could skip over it.

Unfortunately, I think Owen Choi's story would have benefited from a good editor. It wasn't the grammar or spelling that was a problem for me; there were just too many scenarios that were repetitive and overly long.

The ending was quite surprising in the way the author presented it. Hmmmm...I'm still wondering whether or not it appealed to me.

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Reading Progress

October 15, 2014 – Started Reading
October 15, 2014 – Shelved
October 25, 2014 – Finished Reading

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