📚 Bookish Thoughts📚 ⠀ How the Land of BIG Numbers by Te-Ping Chen made me feel… ⠀ In sum, “Mono no aware”! This debu…

📚 Bookish Thoughts📚

How the Land of BIG Numbers by Te-Ping Chen made me feel…

In sum, “Mono no aware”! This debut novel evokes longing and melancholy with each story closure. Comprised of ten short stories of Chinese life and experiences, I emphasized with the trailblazing activism and redefined loneliness. I thoroughly enjoyed the depiction of common everyday people with a touch of mystical realism of the tale surface level about new fruit with more profound capitalism implications. The relatable disillusions of seeking approval, government loyalty, situationships, and the creeps of the world that lurk had a haunting accuracy.

This was a read along pick with my husband, and while it did not blow us away, it was indeed memorable. The writing was beautiful and highly intellectual with words that gave me pause for research. 😅 My only qualm was with objections to a few, but not all, of the stories’ progression. There were two in particular that were more annoying than entertaining with a groundhog’s day plot that irked my short patience. But if you can endure those few, there are a lot of symbolism and hidden jewels worth exploring.

This book is expected to be released in February 2021. It is worth the pre-order if you love short stories and curious about history, government, and cultural thought in China. 3.5 ⭐️/5

💋 xoxo, Kat

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Sincerely yours,
#blackgirlreading 🙌🏾!
Happy Reading! 📚

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