I heard about this novel on a book review list I’m on and decided to take a stab at it. I had just completed a pretty dense read and needed something to lighten my mind. This first book of three did the job, hands down!
I’m guessing through my own ignorance, I had never even imagined looking for a story with a funny take on the Asian experience. Through Kevin Kwan’s take, I found that his characters are relatable, hilarious and complicated.
Through this unassuming and gut-busting story, the author slowly lures you into the true essence of this book – this is not an Asian story but a human story. For that reason alone, I highly suggest you take some time to become acquainted with these characters. I promise you won’t be sorry you did!