Sunday, February 11, 2007

* * * 1/2 The Red Thread

The Red Thread, By Nicholas Jose
Shen, a modern day Chinese art dealer in Shanghai comes across an old bound book, Six Chapters Of A Floating Life, but there are only four chapters. For some reason he is drawn to reading it and holds it back from auction. He meets an Australian woman, Ruth, and they fall in love and so as they read it together, their lives begin to parallel what they read. They pick up a singer, Han, as a third member and the finding of the lost two chapters are critical to Ruth's health.
I give this book only three and one half stars, it could have been better with a such an intriguing storyline.

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