Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

An interesting look at the lives of women in China during the 19th century. The story revolves around the lives of two friends. I became very engrossed with this book, despite some of the content. As a very sensual book, I cannot recommend it very highly.

Violence: Heavy
Mentions spousal abuse. Describes a miscarriage. Describes in detail foot binding. Describes the death of a few different people, including blood poisoning. Has some parental abuse seem expected and right.

Sexual References: Extreme
Somewhat explicit about marital "bed business." Lisa avoids using explicit language, but gets the point across. Snow Flower and Lily seem to have a very sensual relationship, sleeping in the same bed together. The sexual references seem to permeate the book, with only a few breaks. Snow Flower walks the line between Heavy and Extreme. Personally, it is a book that I probably should have put down.

Offensive Language: Light?
I do not recall any swearing or cursing, but have a hard time giving it a "None" rating, as I may have just been distracted with the other content.

Overall Content Rating: Heavy

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