Halloween Bingo 2016 - Book 10 (Diverse Authors Can be Spooky Fun)

The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan

Diverse Authors can be Spooky Fun : The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan

 

"The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to." - Dodie Smith

 

I can see where the comparisons with The Ghost Bride came from; 19th Century China, ghosts, reincarnation. But in my opinion this is by far the better book of the two. Tan's writing is deeper, more nuanced, and heartfelt, and her observations about relationships (particularly between the sisters, Kwan and Olivia) are spot on. 

 

I will definitely be reading more Amy Tan.