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It's Malaya After of Evening Epub #224 studying law at Cambridge and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals Yun Ling Teoh herself the scarred lone survivor The Garden Epubof a brutal Japanese wartime camp seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child There she discovers Garden of Evening PDF #204 Yugiri the only Japanese garden in Malaya and its owner and creator the enigmatic Aritomo exiled former I get why this was nominated for the Booker I also get why it didn t win Not that winning the Booker is any kind of indisputable endorsement that a novel is truly first rate and destined to become a classic I get why The Luminaries was nominated but I ll never get why it won unless the competition that year was uniformly ordinary and the same is true for me of half a dozen past winners There was so much that was good about this novel and yet while I consistently enjoyed it I never uite loved it I m still trying to put my finger on why Maybe it s because there s just a bit too much going on Maybe because the relentlessly sumptuous prose

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The Garden of Evening Mists

Rrillas of the jungle hinterland increases with each passing day But the Garden of Evening Mists is also a place of mystery Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan Why is it that Yun Ling's friend and host Magnus Praetorius seems almost immune from the depredations of the Communists What is the legend of 'Yamashita's Gold' and does it have any basis in fact And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all This is such a beautiful book incorporating so much in poetic language and imagery complex and conflicted characters dealing with such huge issues that are both personal and of human kind The imagery of mists clouds birds sky open it up while paradoxically closing it in at times in the same way that Arimoto opens up his garden using his careful techniues and also opens up his life to Yun Ling and she to him The epigraph to this book is perfect in setting the tone and mood It is from A Meander Through Memory and Forgetting by Richard Holmes There is a goddess of Memory Mnemosyne but none of Forgetting Yet there should be as they are twin sisters twin

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Gardener of the Emperor of JapanDespite her hatred of the Japanese Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in Kuala Lumpur in memory of her sister who died in the camp Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice 'until the monsoon comes' Then she can design a garden for herselfAs the months pass Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to her sensei and his art while outside the garden the threat of murder and kidnapping from the gue Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley shifting with the movement of the clouds Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap and the world is in shadows again I have indeed been touched by the hand of grace in discovering this perfect elegant lyrical and thought provoking book I feel as if I have discovered the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow Such a tour de force How can I possibly describe the impact that this work has had on me It has unearthed thoughts passions and emotions in me that I didn t even know that I possessed Where can I begin in t


10 thoughts on “The Garden of Evening Mists

  1. says:

    Attempt #7 This is going to be a long review because I have too many things to say I just hope it's coherentHave you ever sat in a dark room listening to an intricate piece of music like Sergey Rachmaninoff's 'Tears' and experienced a deep seated sadness when the last note died offReading The Garden of Evening Mists felt like thatThis book took me on a journey It was turbulent and tranuil beautiful and ugly all at the s

  2. says:

    I get why this was nominated for the Booker; I also get why it didn’t win Not that winning the Booker is any kind of indisputable endorsement that a novel is truly first rate and destined to become a classic – I get why The Luminaries was nominated but I’ll never get why it won unless the competition that

  3. says:

    Even the most mundane of lives are made of irreconcilable moments that give shape to the branches of memory some blossom with scented flowers made of beauty and wonder and others rot in the stale waters of corrosive guilt anger and impairing pain But how to exist in the present when one is dragged away by the turbulent currents of a hapless past How can the rising tide of atrocious history reach serene stillness in th

  4. says:

    I'm trying to retire from writing reviews write shorter abbreviated ones but the books I've been reading make this very difficult SO THIS IS DIFFICULTThis is another notable epic book I've read this year WONDERFUL Great se

  5. says:

    “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting Milan Kundera In the evening when the clock strikes six to the rampant chirping of sparrows the church bells ring filling the languid air with

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    Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley shifting with the movement of the clouds Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap and the world is in shadows again I have indeed been touched by the hand of grace in discovering this perfec

  7. says:

    Extraordinarily evocative of the Malaysian highlands setting the landscape weather smells flora and fauna are s

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    For after the rain when with never a stain The pavilion of Heaven is bareAnd the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams Build up the blue dome of AirI silently laugh at my own cenotaph And out of the caverns of rainLike a child f

  9. says:

    This is such a beautiful book incorporating so much in poetic language and imagery complex and conflicted characters dealing with such huge issues that are both personal and of human kind The imagery of mists clouds birds sky open it up whil

  10. says:

    Are all of us the same I wonder navigating our lives by interpreting the silences between words spoken analyzing the returning echoes of our memory in order to chart the terrain in order to make sense of the world around us the heart of a cont