The Chicago Tribune:
“Undeniably refreshing… [an] impressively deft debut… [the] narrative is captivating and inclusive… The writing is immaculate, the story’s evolution nearly effortless. It has depth without being heavily messaged, light amusement without becoming fluffy and is a compelling multilayered story without being plot-focused. Hong has crafted a delightfully erudite and justifiably literary novel, in tune with a narrator as witty as one can be without being intimidating. It is as smart and clever as it is deliciously entertaining.”
The Village Voice:
“A Surfeit of Sitcom-Ready Charm”
The Washington Post:
“Witty disdain leads the way. Even as we root for a better, kinder heroine, we wouldn’t want to miss her tantrums… Hong gives the reader credit… to applaud an ending where decency, most entertainingly, remains.
Kirkus (Starred Review):
“Wicked skill… This is Vanity Fair’s close cousin.”
Marie Claire, Aug 2006
listed in the Shopping section as one of the books the “Classic Girl” is reading!
NY Daily News:
“You’ll be laughing from cover to cover.”
“This book is an in-house favorite.”
“Luckily for readers she never loses her hilarious edge in this captivating, sophisticated high-society comedy.”
“Clever, smart and oh so terribly funny, My Blue Blood is
perfect for the beach tote or for sneaking into your
graduate seminar. This is a volume to treasure.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook
“Hong is the latest must- read female Asian fiction writer. In “Kept,” she explores all of the issues that make novels worth reading — sex, class, family, religion — in a smart, fresh, provocative, and very funny way.”
-Adi Ignatius, Time magazine, Executive Editor,
“A high-spirited, witty and entertaining tale with an unusually audacious heroine and a dazzlingly global frame of reference.”—Margaret Drabble, CBE, editor of the Oxford Companion to Prose and author of The Millstone
“Rich, insightful and wildly entertaining. A wonderfully assured debut.”—Helen Walsh, author of Brass.
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