This is a great book but I can’t give it a full review. Let me explain.
“The Sympathizer” won the Pulitzer for Fiction so literary folks far more intelligent than I have given this book by Viet Thanh Nguyen their blessing. I can’t give it a full review because of what was happening in my life during the time I read this book. First, my mom got a new heart valve, so I was in and out of ICU at the hospital, reading a page or two here and there. Then I was with mom in recovery, at her house, for two weeks, so again a page here and a page there. There were times when I had to go back ten pages just to remember where I was.
Then I got the flu. Then I got food poisoning. Then I didn’t eat for three full days, and on the fourth day had to force myself to eat because it felt like I was never going to eat again. I was at 150 pounds.
So, as you can imagine it was not the best formula for reading comprehension. But let me say this…this is a damn good book. Even through the mess of life it was leaving it’s residue in my brain. Get it, read it.
Oh wow hope you feel better.
Hope your mom feels better too!
She is doing REALLY well. Thank you!
Jesus, dude, what god have you pissed off, and having you considered, I dunno, burning a pig or something to make nice?’
(which is my silly way of saying “my sympathies, and I hope things start going better for you starting immediately”)
Yes, it was a dark moment. My father and I, for whatever reason, RARELY puke. A real skill at certain times in my life, but this time around I broke that rule with fervor. I was sore actually. But, I’m back now.