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The Garden of Evening Mists. by Tan Twan Eng

The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng All the bad writing habits from the first book has not been un-learnt and have been carried over to the second book. How much orientalism can one book take before it collapses on its own breathlessness on another cliché? Why hasn't any editor taken a heavy pen and do his/her job to make this less "The Good Earth" and more "Waiting" - "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" was so last century (literally)