by Kim Ronyoung
This novel is about a family of Korean immigrants and their experience in America. It spans several generations, the back cover copy tells me. I was very curious to read it, but after several days of sitting down and becoming bored within a few pages, I just let it go. I probably wouldn't even mention Clay Walls except it was one I had intended to read for the TBR Challenge. I'm trying to pinpoint exactly what it was that felt so dull to me- the flat narrator's voice? the lack of a foreign culture "flavor"? the way the I kept getting told why the main character felt certain ways, from events in her past... all I know is it just wasn't interesting me, which was rather sad. So I'm moving on!
Abandoned... 0/5 ... 301 pages, 1986
Since I did not really give this book its due, read a few more blogger opinions:
Narrative and Silent Fury
Duke in Los Angeles 2009