Friday, August 01, 2014

China DollsChina Dolls by Lisa See
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Historical Fiction




This book is very much literary fiction in how it reads. There is an elegance to it that is hard for me to explain it is like a concentrated effort of greatness, if you read a lot of different genres perhaps you get what I mean I really think that all literary fiction holds it. Grace, Helen, and Ruby are our three main characters, who meet each other in unusual circumstances. From there they each pursue careers as dancers or entertainers. The author really showed how those of different ethnicities were treated during the time before World War II and then went into great detail about the treatment of Asians during World War II, especially in regards to Ruby. See's novel really transports you to a different time and place and let's you see history from different perspectives than just those in history books.

The writing is tremendous but some parts were the type that contained, at least in my opinion, those skip over paragraphs, were you just roughly and quickly read a few spots here or there but skip through the rest.

I did enjoy the book but it a bit disappointed, because the story started out so great and by the end it was just an afterthought.

Thanks for coming by,
Amy

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