Friday, 31 January 2014

January Book Club -The Valley of Amazement

This month I have only managed to read one book (and I still haven't finished it).

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan is a beautifully written book set in China in the 1920's in the courtesan houses of Shangai.  The story is about Violet and her growing up in the courtesan houses and ultimately being betrayed into becoming a first class courtesan.  The story is exquisite in details and as I have loved Amy Tan's writing for many years, I think this is one of my favourite books.  I just love the way she writes in the first person and her stories are sublime.  This is Amy Tan's long awaited novel (her first in about eight years) and personally it doesn't disappoint.  If you love Amy's style of writing and a great story with a mixture of love, romance, intrigue, betrayal, murder, mystery and family than this book is for you.  I highly recommend this and also any of Amy's other novels.

Good Evening from Pickle Land
Hope to speak to you very soon
Love Lesley xxx

3 comments:

  1. After this glowing recomendation I will try Amy Tan again as this has all the ingredients I like x

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    1. You can borrow this as I've finished it now. Excellent book xx

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    2. You can borrow this as I've finished it now. Excellent book xx

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