Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel
by Xiaolu Guo
Hardcover- N/A

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  "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.

 
  "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

 
  "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 something really different knowing that it is not for everyone!

 
  "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 liked to hear themselves talk. The main character was not very strong or overly vulnerable. She seemed to just exist and that was it.

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

 
  "Twenty Fragments" by bjmore (see profile) 12/14/09

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