Monday, October 12, 2009
112. The Natural Laws of Good Luck
Rated 1 Star, DNF
I am the type of person who finds a lot of things about life amusing. Sometimes I am the only person in a room laughing. So I was shocked when I discovered that contrary to the reviews I did not find one single things about this book funny.
For the most part, I really enjoy enjoy learning about other people lives and experiences, especially from other cultures. So, The Natural Laws of Good Luck sounded like a wonderful book, but sadly it was not a book for me.
This book came across to me as being about two people who were more alike than unalike, people who never thought a single thing through, never looked before they leaped even from the highest cliff and got a lot of perverse pleasure out of doing every thing the hardest way possible and being delighted with slip shod results. I got so tired of them both blundering their way along and never leaning from their experiences that I finally just gave up in disgust.
The quirky and funny story of a woman in upstate New York who marries a man from China whom she barely knows. They don’t share a language or a culture, but together they discover what matters most—a story of taking risks, culture clash, and the journey to real love.