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By Kathleen on 10-01-05
Sent me to sleep
I was looking forward to this book, as I love novels about China. However, I found the writing amateurish and the story dull. I failed completely to sympathize or empathize with the author - in fact the book seemed totally devoid of likeable characters. The book seemed interminable: possibly an abridged version would better retain the reader's attention. A big disappointment.
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By Katherine on 02-28-10
Gripping? No. Soporific? Yes.
Need a sleep aid? Well, then, consider this dry, barely nuanced recital of the lives of 4 generations of Chinese women. I love books about China, by Chinese authors, about Chinese subjects, and historical and contemporary women. The Golden Mountain seemed tailor made for me, and I boldly ignored the first three reviews.
I was wrong. They were right. Would that I could retrieve the 5 hours I wasted before I (gasp) stopped listening.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful