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The Interior (Liu Hulan Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2000

    Lisa See should do better than this

    Lisa See's family memoir 'On Gold Mountain' was terrific, which is probably why I'm so angry at 'The Interior' and its predecessor, 'The Flower Net.' The stilted dialogue and clunky, improbable plot rendered 'The Flower Net' unreadable, and while 'The Interior' has many of the same problems, it also has the seeds of what could be a really interesting book. In 'The Interior,' heroine Lin Hulan goes undercover on an assembly line in a factory producing goods for a U.S. company. There, See almost seems relieved to be able to abandon the pretense of writing an international thriller and puts herself into the heads of regular people trying to walk the survival tightrope in a changing China. This is good stuff. See writes with confidence, and very quickly creates characters the reader can care about. Once the book goes back to its international-business-conspiracy plot, it becomes frenetic and indicative. Lisa See obviously has great feeling for China and its people. Why doesn't she drop this thriller thing and write a novel about China, focusing entirely on Chinese characters? That might be worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    The Interior

    The Interior is a great book that can teach alot of lessons. It teaches about child labor and how it happens in alot of place and also it teaches about making decisions and having to deal with the consequences of what could happen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    Not the best...not the worst

    It's not as good as Flower Net but it's ok. A slow read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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