5.0 out of 5 stars girl is encapsulating, February 2, 2015
By Amazon Customer (New York City) –
If current events, incredibly memorable characters, shocking content and a compelling storyline are your idea of a good read then you’re in for a real treat with “girl”. With the wit, talent, storytelling skills of the expert litigator that he is, Chan provides us with insight encapsulated with human emotion that is driven by anger, pleasure, sex, drugs, politics and family.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. I couldn’t put down, February 1, 2015
By Latham “Gina Mungioli” (New York
Great book. I couldn’t put down. This is definitely a winner
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner from Chan, January 28, 2015
I was riveted by Hannah’s saga, which ranges widely across the geographical and moral landscape. I’ve admired Mr. Chan’s earlier novels as well, and this one maintained his high aesthetic and linguistic standards. I think it is just a matter of time until this author breaks into a much wider audience.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great premise. Chan gives us a serious challenge to …, January 12, 2015
Great premise. Chan gives us a serious challenge to our notions of morality and piety wrapped inside a super-hig tension battle for mental and physical survival, relieved at just the right moments with oservations and lierary allusions that are funny, witty and wise. No way to put this down after you read page one.
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolutely beautiful book., December 22, 2014
By Antonio Serra –
girl follows 25 years of an extraordinary woman’s life. Gorgeous writing, lyrical and revelatory, infuriating and hilarious, thrilling and touching, an absolutely beautiful book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another exciting read!!, December 22, 2014
By Janis Camacho (New York, NY)
A jolting, unforgettable voice, girl has a raw energy we all responded to. It has real lyrical qualities even though the subject matter can be shocking
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsively readable. The heroine’s twenty-five-year journey from fifteen-year-old rape …, December 19, 2014
Compulsively readable. The heroine’s twenty-five-year journey from fifteen-year-old rape victim, rejected by her family, to survivor, to charismatic leader would be excruciating if it weren’t for Chan’s lapidary prose and lacerating wit. I can’t think of another author who alternates between breathtaking satire and profound insight as deftly as Chan.