The Samurai's Garden

by Gail Tsukiyama | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312144075 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingtime-travelerwing of Peekskill, New York USA on 6/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingtime-travelerwing from Peekskill, New York USA on Saturday, June 14, 2008
Gail Tsukiyama is a new author for me. I plan to read this for the Author A-Z Reading Challenge.

Journal Entry 2 by wingtime-travelerwing from Peekskill, New York USA on Friday, July 25, 2008
Well, I ended up reading something different for a "T" author in the Author A-Z Reading Challenge, so this is going into sweetsangria's Flower Power Bookbox. The cover is different from the one pictured here.

Journal Entry 3 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 9, 2008
Taken from the Flower Power bookbox. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by jenptcfan at Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Friday, July 22, 2022
First of all, apologies for having kept this on my TBR for so long!

I finally got around to reading this and I hate to say it, but I wasn’t impressed.

Two factors made me determined to read to the end- 1. It’s a short book. 2. It had really good reviews on Goodreads and I wanted to make sure I gave it a fair chance.

So much of it didn’t make sense to me- a young man being sent to live in the family’s vacation home away from the hustle and bustle while he recovers from TB. Ok that was fine. But he then tries to strike up a romance with a local girl (kissing!) when he had been quarantined in his own house for fear of making even his family members sick.

That whole romance was pointless.

Also the fact that his Chinese family sent him to live in Japan when Japan and China were at war. Really?

Extremely slow paced and in-engaging.

Will offer this up to my book club next week to see if anyone would like to read it (I’m clearly an outlier when it comes to rating this!)

Released 1 mo ago (8/8/2022 UTC) at Laurel Meadow Elementary- Little Free Library in Mechanicsville, Virginia USA

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