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When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, by Nghi Vo

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orchidd's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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talonsontypewriters's review

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adventurous reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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syllareads's review

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adventurous emotional funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

This was a work of art.

When the tiger came down the mountain 
is the second novella set in the same world by Nghi Vo and I've been looking forward to this for so long - and it did not disappoint!

The monk Chih is on their travels again, writing down stories as they find them when they get ambushed by three tigers together with their current travel companion, and have to unravel an old story about a tiger and a woman to save their life (and that of their companions for the night).

As always, Nghi Vo's writing style is simply impeccable and I found myself mesmerized from the very start. The way she weaves a story within the story, the way magic drips from every word and syllable,,,,and I can't forget the explicit gayness of it all. My notes for this novella are just full of "gay gay homosexual gay" because that is what Nghi Vo does to me: make me forget all comprehensive thoughts I ever had and just functional on my one bisexual braincell. Well done!

The way the story of the Tiger and the woman she fell in love with differs between what Chih knows and what the tigers tell them was fascinating to read about and the tender emotions, the wild abandon and feral ways of a tiger in love with a fragile mortal woman had me by the neck from start to finish. It is, I think, time to just aggressively shove Nghi Vo's works into everyone's face so they read all of her things.

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szuum's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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ofbooksandechos's review against another edition

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mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

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marieketron's review

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lighthearted reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

Full review to follow on the Lesbrary

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lauren_garcia's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective relaxing sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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amyotheramy's review

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adventurous hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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pianogrrl71's review

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emotional hopeful reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

I love this author’s style of book, the episodic nature of storytelling and the natural interruptions are captured perfectly. 

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nyoom's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0


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