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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel
by Xiaolu Guo

Published: 2008-08-05
Hardcover : 167 pages
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  "Twenty Fragments"by bjmore (see profile) 12/14/09

 
  "Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth"by lindap492004 (see profile) 12/12/09

 
  "Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth"by dnelson443 (see profile) 12/12/09

I found this book slow moving and hard to read. It just didn't hold my interest.

 
  "Twenty Fragments..."by mahalqita (see profile) 12/10/09

It was interesting and gave insight into Chinese culture but just not enough meat for an hour's worth of book club discussion.

 
  "Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth"by ReadandFish (see profile) 07/29/09

Found this book to be a disappointment. Makes one wonder how some authors even get published.

 
  "Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth"by katearch1978 (see profile) 07/19/09

This book really was 20 fragments. It seemed like more of a collection of short stories, most being fairly pointless.
It felt like you were being told stories by a casual observer that li
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  "Fragmented thoughts as a young woman searches for meaning in her life"by marikaa (see profile) 12/16/08

I struggled in writing the above summary, as the book was one of the strangest I have ever read. Somehow the author did keep me engaged and I am not sure why. Choose this book if you are looking for... (read more)

 
  "too fragmented"by clkopplin (see profile) 12/13/08

Book follows title - too fragmented and going nowhere. She seems to ramble on without any direction

 
  "The chapters were very fragmented with little in the way of a story."by litchjan (see profile) 12/12/08

Like the title says - fragments of a young Chinese girl's life. It didn't tell much of a story. One of the members of our book club thought the author was on drugs when she wrote it.

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