A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
403 pages
finished: June 24, 2007
rating: 3/5

First sentences:
These are the things I know are true: My name is LuLing Liu Young. The Names of my husbands were Pan Kai Jing and Edwin Young, both of them dead and our secrets gone with them.

Recommend: Yes, with reservations. It has been quite a while since I read Amy Tan's first three books and this fourth one did fall short of my expectations. Amy Tan fans will enjoy but if you haven't read Tan before I do not recommend this as your first read, try The Joy Luck Club or The Hundred Secret Senses instead.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book around and the cover looks very appealing. I tried Joy Luck Club when I was younger (maybe even still in high school), and couldn't finish it (odd for me). Hmmm...