Among the best.
The fact that it was about a real teacher-parents-pupils situation. The parts describing the black children and their life on the island were very informative and revelatory. The whole book sometimes reminded me of McCourt's Teacher Man, another favourite of mine.
I don t think I have, but this one was absolutely great. He has an infinite number of voices!
You can t change the world, but trying to do so produces a good book.
Another book which will hopefully reduce the gap between blacks and whites.
Very much so. It is an unputtdownable which tells a lot about the history of Hong Kong.
To all great historical novels, such as for example The Leopard by di Lampedusa, The Outlander,or Rob Roy to name but a few.
It was like listening to not one, but many different actors.
Don t go to Hong Kong without having read this book.
More action, more excitement, more surprise, at least one (but preferably more) really original, out of the ordinary character.
There was no such scene.
Found all the scenes boring, so it is hard to pick any.
Only bought it because the success of the book was compared to that of The Help. It beats me how those two books - Beautiful Ruins being so boring, The Help being so exciting - could be equally successful.
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