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The Garden of Evening Mists

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

    The beauty of Eng's language makes the reader feel as if he/she

    The beauty of Eng's language makes the reader feel as if he/she is in Malaya with the characters. This is a book to read slowly, savoring as each new detail of the characters' pasts are revealed. I came upon this book by accident; I'm glad I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    This is a must read!

    I came upon this by recommendation of a friend and I am so pleased to have taken the suggestion. The writing is so intelligent and the story beckons page turning. This is quality reading, completely engaging. Linda

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Real Literature

    I love historical fiction. Reading this book was akin to reading poetry; although it is not at all in verse. It certainly gave viewpoints of several different cultures for that particular period of time.
    I will definitely be reading this author's first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    At once sumptuous and subtle - a wonderful read

    Eng's "The Garden of Evening Mists" initially captivates the reader with incandescent prose. Then, as the reader winds through threads of memory and amnesia, knowledge and ignorance, honor and disgrace, love and hate, the present and the past, the novel takes on the character of a Japanese garden in which subtle placement and juxtaposition of elements combine to form a tale of sublime depth and beauty. There are passages that beg to shared aloud, and a revelatory conclusion that compels the reader to return immediately to page one and begin again.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Really good novel

    This is a wonderful book. The setting, time in history, and the details of Japanese gardening weren't all that familiar to me, but now they seem very real, as though I had been there. Though the characters had had lives very unlike my own, I could identify with and care about them While I'm sure that I missed some of what the author had to say, I learned a lot and was given plenty to think about. I had not read other books by this author, but probably will now, and will probably read this one again a time or two.

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