Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Ghost MonthGhost Month by Ed Lin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jing-nan sets out during an inauspicious month--August, when the dead return to the land of the living--to find out who murdered his childhood sweetheart. What you really get when you read this book is a glimpse of Taiwanese culture--the tension between the aboriginals, the old settlers from south China and the Chinese who came after WW II. Then there's the gods, the gangs, housing, corruption, entrepreneurs, the CIA, music and the immoveable feast at Taipei's night market. Who knew such a vibrant culture existed on this small island that is home to 23 million?

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