Pandemic Reading List 2021 – Book Review – Sansei and Sensibility by Karen Tei Yamashita

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In these buoyant and inventive stories, Yamashita transfers classic tales across boundaries and questions what an inheritance―familial, cultural, emotional, artistic―really means. In a California of the ’60s and ’70s, characters examine the contents of deceased relatives’ freezers, tape-record high-school locker-room chatter, or collect a community’s gossip while cleaning the teeth of its inhabitants. Mr. Darcy is the captain of the football team, Mansfield Park materializes in a suburb of L.A., bake sales replace balls, and station wagons, not horse-drawn carriages, are the preferred mode of transit. The stories of traversing class, race, and gender leap into our modern world with wit and humor.”

I received this book for Christmas last year because it was published around my 30th birthday (May 2020) and I wanted a book that was published that year. As it was in the middle of the pandemic it made it hard to find a book that was being published, however here one was.

I have to say that I was disappointed. It was not what I was expecting, even the Austen half of the book didn’t save it. I struggled to understand what was going on a lot of the time and so I only finished it because I felt that I had to. I secretly hoped that it would get better. It didn’t. I can understand that some people may appreciate the writing and follow what was going on, but it wasn’t for me.

I can’t really say much more about things such as the characters and settings as I really didn’t follow what was going on.

Rated 2/5

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