Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Opposite of Fate : A Book of Musing By Amy Tan
She was born in a family who believe in fate. And being that she had to find balance between the family believe and her "American" way of life to find her own destiny.
It's really fascinating to read about what her family expects of her and how she devise ways to have her own ways.
There are description on how she had the inspirations for each book particularly The Joy Luck Club. She also writes of the reason why she added broken English in her books instead of straight up English.
This has been an eye opening book for me. Yes, I never thought that there are so many reason behind her books. So many scene from the books are based on real life. No wonder her books and the characters are so vibrant and alive.