Amy Tan - The Joy Luck Club

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  • The Joy Luck Club

    May 24, 2012 by kairosdreaming is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Emotional and well told.
    Cons: Hard to keep track of characters.

    Summary: I'm always interested in books about China.  While this book is more about women and their lives than China itself, it still is very interesting and definitely an emotional read.Four daughters and four mothers, all very much different and ... read more

  • The East is where things begin.

    Mar 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful attention to detail, prose that reads like poetry, strong female characters
    Cons: weaker male/minor characters, difficult to keep track of changing narrators

    Summary: It's difficult to explain the impact of this novel without getting too sentimental. I'd heard of Amy Tan, of course, but never read her novels until my mother bought them for me in high school. This was an unusual occurrence for her, as she hadn't ... read more

  • A Layering of generations and ideas

    Dec 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: organization, universality
    Cons: may be confusing to follow

    Summary: The structure of the book, The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan is very interesting and very much facilities the universality of the novel. An important key to the Joy Luck Club is its tying in of each families' story. The north, south, east, and west of the ... read more

  • A joy to read

    Sep 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great story
    Cons: Hard to follow

    Summary: Ok...now originally I was suposed to read this book for my english class. Believe me I wasn't too thrilled! So I went to the store and picked up a copy and sat down to read it. It was a great book! I loved it! This book is about the ... read more

  • Next time you will listen to your mother!

    May 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dramatic
    Cons: Long

    Summary: I read this book several weeks ago, and it got me thinking. This is a very interesting piece of literature. I could not put it down for a second. It shows both the American experience in the eyes of immigrants and a mother-daughter relationship in ... read more

  • This book bring much joy

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Characters, cultural insight, story-telling
    Cons: None

    Summary: This book helped me understand much about the Chinese culture. I loved how well each of the characters was developed. I had seen the movie first years ago and only now got around to reading the book. I think the book was much better than the movie. ... read more

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