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Nicole Mones

Autor(a) de The Last Chinese Chef

9 Works 1,872 Membros 75 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Nicole Mones

The Last Chinese Chef (2007) 897 exemplares, 51 críticas
Lost in Translation (1998) 591 exemplares, 14 críticas
A Cup of Light (2002) 243 exemplares, 5 críticas
Night in Shanghai (2014) 121 exemplares, 5 críticas
La donna di giada 1 exemplar
Cup of light, A 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1952
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
China

Membros

Críticas

 
Assinalado
freixas | 50 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2023 |
rabck from Asian bookbox; a book in a book. I'd advise reading the excerpts by themselves in one swoop before or after the meat of the book. Widow Maggie finds that her husband who worked some of the time in China, has a paternity claim filed against his estate. She's a magazine food writer & her editor sends to her profile a new culinary star, Sam Liang, while she unties the knots in China about her husband's past. The interview/profile she gathers about Sam is quite good, as he explains and cooks all sorts of things in the true old Chinese way, along with new twists to make them bright and new.… (mais)
 
Assinalado
nancynova | 50 outras críticas | Feb 26, 2023 |
Beautifully written. Atmospheric. Interesting.
But bailed at 67%. Just a bit too "sensual" for me. Didn't pass the "recommend" to mom test. The reference to the female lead masturbating finally put me over the edge. Moving on.
 
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Desiree_Reads | 13 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2023 |
An elaborate, yet low-key adventure about history, archaeology and finding a place to truly belong. Although the characters had a lot of potential, I never was able to connect with any of them - I had a hard time liking Alice. Her Daddy issues and borderline fetishism with Chinese culture wasn't endearing or understandable, it was annoying. Why Lin? What was special about him? Or her other, near-fiance? It's never quite clear. And why in the world are we, the reader, treated to a very late romantic interlude only for it to fall apart just pages later for a nonexistent argument?

I couldn't understand Spencer's motivation either - he was dedicated to finding Peking Man in order to return triumphantly to his son but after the initial devastation of realizing it was lost forever he suddenly decides he wants to stay and work on the Monkey God project? Hadn't I gone through chapter after chapter of Spencer lamenting the separation from his son on a physical AND emotional level?

Still, despite what I thought were some major inconsistencies with the characters, I really enjoyed the thought and history behind this novel. The settings were vivid and emotional, I felt transported to China in practically every chapter. Definitely a different read.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
MC_Rolon | 13 outras críticas | Jun 15, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Membros
1,872
Popularidade
#13,756
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
75
ISBN
54
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
2

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