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Ha Jin

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Nanjing Requiem (2011)
3.23 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The writing style of this book was very simple, and not in a good way. The dialogue was incredibly clunky - there were a lot of unnecessary lines like "'Thanks,' I said," and often the same phrases were repeated over and over. At first I assumed the book was originally written in...
A Map of Betrayal (2014)
3.36 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The characters did not ring true and seemed stupid to me for being so supposedly smart. Every aspect of the plot was predictable. I could handle that but the majority of the book seemed to be about food. Almost every other page had a description of what the characters were eating...
Rekviem za Nanking (2013)
3.24 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I picked this book up in an airport because I knew I would be going to China. I finished it sitting at LAX waiting for a flight to Guangzhou. The book is about when, in 1937, Japanese troops took control of the Chinese capital of Nanjing from the Nationalist army of Chiang Kai...
A Good Fall (2009)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I was leery to start A Good Fall, after my ultimate disappointment with Waiting. I was glad that I did read A Good Fall, as it makes me more willing to seek out other books by Ha Jin. A Good Fall is a series of short stories about the experience of Chinese immigrants in greater...
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