“For those who want a close-up portrait of a complex society with a rich history and plenty of contradictions, My Old Home is an excellent place to begin.”
“Hidden and Visible Realms does make for pleasurable and fast reading.
"quite a nicely baked short yarn, rather than a novel, but written a bit like a soufflé, rising in the oven but when eaten there isn’t that much substance."
Potential is unrealized in Mingmei Yip’s newest novel. The dialogue is awkwardly delivered and falls flat.