Reading The Sympathizer

My wife bought Việt Thanh Nguyễn’s The Sympathizer last year to support a fellow Vietnamese-American writer, but she hasn’t read it yet. I am not a fan of fiction, but slowing warming up to it this week. Nguyễn’s mastery of the English language is impressive. For example: “The captain, who hobbled a bit because of venereal disease, threatened to commit suicide unless I found more seats. I offered him my revolver and he skulked off.” I am now on chapter four and planning on finishing it.

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