Friday, May 14, 2010


The Surrendered, Chang-rae Lee, Riverhead Books, 2010, 467 pp

My review of Chang-rae Lee's amazing new novel is now up at BookBrowse. It begins thus:

"When I was about five years old, I saw on the front page of the New York Times a grainy black and white photo of sad, dirty, hopeless looking people. I asked my dad about it and he told me there was a war going on in a faraway country called Korea. I have been against war since that day. No matter how urbane he appears in his interviews, it is clear to me that Chang-rae Lee has written his anti-war manifesto in The Surrendered...[read the full review here.] If this link requires you to become a subscriber, please let me know in the comments. I think it should work for anyone.)

(The Surrendered is currently on the shelf in hardcover at Once Upon A Time Bookstore.)



  1. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Although "The Surrendered" is not the type of book I generally like to read, your review of it at BookBrowse makes me want to do just that.

    You are a convincing reviewer, Judy!

    From A to Z

  2. Thanks for the shout out, A to Z. It is good to have a fan!