Jun 14, 2009

Clay Walls

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                  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


  1. Sorry this didn't work for you.

  2. Even though you didn't like it, I'm still curious about it...although most of the time you & I agree. Is this your copy? Would you consider a giveaway? I'm coming to the US, so postage wouldn't be too horrible. If not, no worries.

  3. Bermudaonion- it's alright. I didn't waste too much time on it, only got about twenty pages in!

    Bybee- Sure, I could do a giveaway. Or better yet, a swap. Have you got a book I might like?


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