The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan Reviews
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Amy Tan The Hundred Secret Senses
Pages: 386, Hardcover, Flamingo
Last Update 22.05.2013 23:22
Amy Tan The Hundred Secret Senses
Olivia is only 5 years old when Kwan, her 17 year - old half sist ...
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by - written on 01/02/04, updated on 01/02/04 (Useful, 241 readings)
Why had I never come across Amy Tan before? I had to have words with myself for having missed this beautiful author for so long. The Hundred Secret Senses just appeared on my bookshelf. I don?t know where from, must have been a forgotten Christmas or Birthday present that I never got around to reading because I, oh ignorant one, had never heard of the author. It?s true, I can be a book snob. I hang my head in shame. But eventually it worked it?s way to the top of the pile, and oh my, this is well worth reading. Tan delivers for us a delicious tale of sisterhood, woven across temporal and geographical oceans. Richly descriptive she presents the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/02/01, updated on 11/02/01 (Very useful, 1617 readings)
I have just last night finished reading "A Hundred Secret Senses" by the author of "The Joy Luck Club", Amy Tan. A very talented writer, Amy Tan explores the cultural differences of the ancient east and the modern west, through the compelling characters of Kwan and her sister Libby. Olivia is half-Chinese and American born. She tries to retain a Western outlook on life and is relatively successful - until the arrival of her half-sister Kwan. Kwan arrives from China following the death of their father and shakes 'Libby-ah's' (Kwan's name for Olivia) world. Olivia is only a young child when the story begins and Kwan's ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/07/00, updated on 08/07/00 (Useful, 442 readings)
This is another good book b Amy Tan who wrote the Joy Luck Club which was made into a hit movie. The Hundred Secret Senses tells about a mixed American-Chinese girl, Libby whose life was transformed when her half sister, Kwan from China came to stay with her in America. Kwan believes that she can see and talk to ghosts which made her parents (for a short while) decide to put her in psychiatric ward for the mentally disturbed. On leaving the hospital, she still insists on her ghost communication abilities although the only person she chooses to confide in is her sister Libby. Libby goes though life affected by this not just directly but indirectly. In the ... Read the complete review
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