Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Book Review:Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
I never realized how much I am drawn to books from the WW2 time era, but there are just so many different perspectives. This book is centered in America during the time American Japenese were being cartered off to internment camps. Yet, it is told from the narrators pov, a chinese boy/man. It is about his love for a Japenese girl, the demands and expectations put on him by his Chinese father, and really so much more. I don't think bitter and sweet could describe this book better, it is a must read.
My favorite quotes:
"The crash is imminent;it's how you spend your time on the way down that counts."
"He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter."