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Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw
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it was amazing
bookshelves: library, overdrive, read-harder-2018

I really, really love this saga of the interconnected lives of Malaysian Chinese living in Shanghai. It's a melancholy novel about aspirational people in a wildly mixed, sometimes impersonal place. It's approximately the kind of story that would have been told in New York about Midwesterners a century earlier, but since it's written by someone who grew up in Malaysia, the characters' names, tastes, and backgrounds all have a distinctive local flair.
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Reading Progress

February 1, 2018 – Started Reading
February 2, 2018 – Shelved
February 2, 2018 – Shelved as: library
February 2, 2018 – Shelved as: overdrive
February 3, 2018 –
13.0%
February 7, 2018 –
26.0%
May 28, 2018 –
9.0% "Started over at the beginning of the book today because it's been a few months and I couldn't remember all the characters anymore."
June 4, 2018 –
28.0%
June 24, 2018 –
63.0%
June 28, 2018 –
75.0%
June 28, 2018 –
82.0%
July 5, 2018 – Shelved as: read-harder-2018
July 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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