Monday, October 22, 2012

Flesh by Khanh Ha Blog Tour Review/Giveaway

The setting is Tonkin (northern Vietnam) at the turn of the 20th century. A boy, Tai, witnesses the beheading of his father, a notorious bandit, and sets out to recover his head and then to find the man who betrayed his father to the authorities. On this quest, Tai's entire world will shift. FLESH takes the reader into dark and delightful places in the human condition, places where allies are not always your friends, true love hurts, and your worst enemy may bring you the most comfort. In that emotionally harrowing world, Tai must learn to deal with new responsibilities in his life while at the same time acknowledge his bond, and his resemblance, to a man he barely knew-his father. Through this story of revenge is woven a another story, one of love, but love purchased with the blood of murders Tai commits. A coming-of-age story, but also a love story, the sensuality of the author's writing style belies the sometimes brutal world he depicts.

My Thoughts:

Reading Flesh as a part of this tour was amazing! I'm so glad that I signed up for it. The author has a way or writing that is just intense. The format of the book was a great dream-like coming of age story. Trials and tribulations plague the main character and are something that I could not imagine overcoming. The author creates a realistic nature throughout the story that is awe-inspiring. And the ending! Oh my goodness... If you love vivid descriptions mixed throughout an almost poetic, dark tale, this is the book for you :)

About the author: 
Khanh Ha was born in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam. During his teen years he began writing short stories which won him several awards in the Vietnamese adolescent magazines. He graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He is at work on a new novel. Connect with Khanh on his website, blog, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

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  1. Great review, Brittany. I'm so glad you enjoyed Flesh. Thanks for starting us off with a bang, and if you could kindly cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads, I know the author would really appreciate it!

    Em :-D

  2. Love your review! I can't wait to try FLESH!

  3. While I felt the story fell a bit flat and seemed too coincidental at times I loved his use of language and how he truly engaged all the senses. I felt as if I was smelling, touching, tasting things along with Tai

  4. I also enjoyed the story! It's by far, the most well-written historical novel I've read this year. :)