Guys, I have been on a reading rampage lately, devouring books in one sitting- not even showering after the gym and giving up my otherwise Tuesday evening events to down a 300 page book in 3 hours. I used to do this when I was 12 and then the Internet happened and it hasn’t been until this summer that I’ve gotten back into appreciating good books.
At any rate, here’s one that I read last night that I enjoyed though I’d have to preface the review with a few personal details. The book is called Lake with No Name, a memoir written by Chinese mystery novelist Diane Wei Liang chronicling her life in Beijing before and during the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It was originally published back in 1993, but Simon & Schuster picked it up again in time for the 20th anniversary of the event which happened on June 4, 2009. Now, despite the implications of all that, the book is not (nor do I think it was meant to be) a political statement but rather a coming of age love story of a bright college student figuring out her relationships during the late 80s. READ MORE