Reviews by jmenik
Classic reference on women's health
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Detailed and approachable reference for a range of subjects pertaining to women's physical, emotional, and political health. Updated edition of the classic 1970s feminist original.
Good, sad
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Brilliant depiction of child's changing point of view on her mom's abusive and destructive habits. Sad, as childhood whimsy and trust collapse under a maturing sense of right and wrong.
Great book!
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Rich and imaginative plot, clever twists, and excellent evocation of the supernatural. One to read again and again.
Unsatisfying
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Plot-wise, this one begins with an interesting premise. However, the end seems rushed and fails to follow through on Tan's otherwise lush prose.
Good but not Tan's best
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I love a couple of other Amy Tan books, and this one is good, just not as good as some of her others. Like several of her books, this one is convoluted plot-wise, but it lacks the dynamism of the others and can be boring or confusing at times.