I Will Be A "Businessman" at BJPE#5
Am very excited . Tomorrow is the day! I have ever love to go for Bukit
Jelutong Plant Exchange coz I can play meet a lot of people there. At the
3 days ago
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Summary from www.goodreads.com:
Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling
Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks
solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands.
There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its
owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the
emperor of Japan.
Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to
engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in
the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his
apprentice "until the monsoon comes." Then she can design a garden for
As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to
the gardener and his art, while all around them a communist guerilla war
rages. But the "Garden of Evening Mists" remains a place of mystery.
Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story
of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret
My Comments :
I have been looking forward to get my hands on this book since I read its review ..however the price was just out of my budget. My thanks to Nylusmilk for helping me to get this book from Bookalicious at Summit USJ
is another book which I found hard to finish. Its not that the book is
hard to read or uninteresting but the opposite is true. I hate to have
There are just so many plots and sub plots going on in this book and they are wonderfully incorporated into the story.
leave me longing for more. I cant help feeling that I might have miss
out something important in this book. Maybe that's why it took me so
long to finish it. I kept going back re-reading some of the paragraphs
to try and see if there is any other meaning behind it.
it involved the time of Japanese occupation which in most books
involves blood and gory but in this book its different. Though there
are some awful situation but these are soften and made poetic to me.
Am not good with words but I think this would appeal to many who loves this genre Am giving this book 5 stars