The Garden of Evening Mists

Editorial reviews

The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists is a beautiful, heartfelt and compelling tale that completely transports you into a time and place and a heart that you probably know nothing about, but will feel like it’s home when you are through.

Overall "The Garden of Evening Mists" is just great stuff, the best literary novel of the year for me and a top 5 for sure - actually I could easily see it as #1 depending on how it will wear in time - and the clear favorite for me in the Booker longlist, though I think that if it makes the shortlist it would be a good achievement too.

Despite the dramatic events, the overall effect is one of surprising blandness, like something you've read before.