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Love the Author, Disappointed in the Book
on 15 July 2012
I am a massive fan of Amy Tan which is what made this so disappointing. Having savoured her other titles likes wonderful treats, I really struggled with this book. In fact, I must admit I still haven't finished it. I'm sure I will finish it one day but it just didn't capture or retain my interest as her others titles have done.
Amy Tan is an amazing author who usually perfectly captures the cultural and historical nuances that shape all our lives. She may do so in this book . . .but the 'gimmicky' narrator and the muddled start meant reading became a chore rather than a joy.
I'm an avid reader and I don't set books aside lightly but I'm afraid that having tried to finish this book on three separate occasions, it may join the small list of titles that I didn't complete.
It feels awful to type this about one of Amy Tan's books but Saving Fish from Drowning simply isn't as good as the rest of her titles.