Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
I mean, it’s so many things tied up in a slim little volume – an alt-history “what if Germany and Japan had won the Second World War,” a meditation on the inability to ever accurately try to reconstruct what-might-have-beens, one of the most interesting literary experiments I’ve ever read, a look at chance and fate in how the world unfolds, and a book that can definitely bend your sense of reality.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
In fact, HATED.
I couldn’t get past the dialect in which this book is written, which has this weirdly racist implication, as it sounds like an Asian person struggling to adapt to the cadences of American speech. It may fit, thematically, but it just didn’t work for me as a structural choice.