The Garden of the Evening Mists
by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)
2012/ 332 pages
Rating: 9 / historical fiction
I started reading this for the Booker Prize group or I might not have picked it up and that would have been so sorrowfully my loss. In fact, I was enjoying it so much I didn’t want it to end so I actually read a bit more slowly than usual. On the other hand it’s a bit confusing about the time frames (watch the verb tense!) and I certainly wasn’t familiar with the 20th century history of Malaya.