Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng

This is the story of a young half-Chinese man in Malaysia during WWII who befriends a Japanese martial arts master and later assists him in imprisoning the people of his home when the Japanese invade.  I began reading this book and realized it was predictably going to end with regret and sorrow and I put it away.  Life is just too short to read something predictable.


The great human capacity for choosing not to makes life easier.

What, among the creations of our modern world, do you think will still exist and have historical and aesthetic value five hundred years from now?

Published: 2008  Read (incompletely) November 2014  Genre: fiction

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