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Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Sarah Bezan - Goodreads

A matriarchal mythopoetic novel that traverses the species divide and expands timescales. Brilliantly and imaginatively composed. A must-read text by a contemporary Canadian woman writer. Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Cole - Goodreads

Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai was originally published in 2002 by Thomas Allen Publishers. The plot of the story follows two characters--Nu Wa in 18th to 19th century China and Miranda in the Canadian ... Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Beatrice Waterhouse - Goodreads

A soup of fantastic ideas which never lined up enough to create a satisfying read. Many elements seemed tossed in just for brownie points- the island, the song, etc. they seemed completely ... Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

I love this strangeness of this book. And the richness: fairytales, genetic engineering, feminism, race, food -- all mixed together. The writing, for the most part, is beautiful, but there is the odd clunky phrase -- the only thing keeping this from a 5/5. Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Goodreads

I love this strangeness of this book. And the richness: fairytales, genetic engineering, feminism, race, food -- all mixed together. The writing, for the most part, is beautiful, but there is the odd clunky phrase -- the only thing keeping this from a 5/5. Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Chessa - Goodreads

This book was deeply weird, and it took me a lot longer to read than most books. Part fairy tale, part dystopian future (but the quietly desperate kind, not the flash-bang exciting kind), Salt Fish ... Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Mook - Goodreads

This is a story about stink, after all, a story about rot, about how life grows out of the most fetid-smelling places... This book is one that circles around itself, moving back and forth between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kinnyb - Goodreads

meh... I struggled often to stay engaed. Although the characters where very well developed and textured, I felt indifferent towards the protagonist. I would rather have disliked her than feel nothing ... Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Goodreads

I'm between a three and a four, but what the hell -- I'll go for the four. Why? Because I respect what Lai is doing in the book, even if I didn't like it all that much. I mean, unlikable and largely ... Read full review

Review: Salt Fish Girl

User Review  - Zachary Jernigan - Goodreads

I'm between a three and a four, but what the hell -- I'll go for the four. Why? Because I respect what Lai is doing in the book, even if I didn't like it all that much. I mean, unlikable and largely ... Read full review

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