The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

Yangsze Choo / Jul 18, 2019

The Night Tiger A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us In s colonial Malaya

  • Title: The Night Tiger
  • Author: Yangsze Choo
  • ISBN: 1250316995
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Audio CD
  • A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews

    They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us

    In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven year old Chinese houseboy Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission to find his dead master s severed finger and re

    A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews

    They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us

    In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven year old Chinese houseboy Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission to find his dead master s severed finger and reunite it with his body Ren has forty nine days, or else his master s soul will roam the earth forever

    Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother s debts One night, Ji Lin s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail

    As time runs out for Ren s mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin s paths will cross in ways they will never forget.

    Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page turner of the highest order

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main characters.Ren is an 11 year old boy on a mission to locate his former masters missing finger so that he can bury it with his body He has 49 days to do so for his master to be a rest If he fails to find the missing finger, his master will be doomed to roam the earth forever.Ji Lin is a young woman who works as an apprentice to a dressmaker She is intelligent and had dreams of going into medicine, but being born a female at this time, she must do as her stepfather wishes While learning to make dresses, she moonlights as a dance hall girl to pay off her mother s Mahjong debts One night she dances with a man and takes a small container from his pocket in it, a finger She begins a quest to find out just why this man had this in his pocket and where it came from.The Night tiger uses history, Chinese superstition, folklore and mysticism This book is an intricately woven tale of two characters as they grow and evolve on a collision course to learn the truth Choo utilizes many themes the class system of servant and master, sibling rivalry, domestic abuse, the afterlife, superstition, romance, coming of age, and even were tigers.This book is full of beautifully written passages, vivid descriptions and imagery This book has a mystery which unites all the characters It was easy to be sucked into the world that Choo has created This book is as lush as the Malaysian jungle I felt as if I experienced this book rather than read it This book is atmospheric, captivating and intriguing Yangsze Choo has a creative mind and a gift for writing intricate plots The result is a beautiful journey into 1930 s Malaya utilizing mystical elements and superstition.Mark your calendars and be on the lookout next year when this book comes out Thank you to Yangsze Choo and Flat Iron books who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.Read of my reviews at openbookpost.ocm flag 141 likesLike see review View all 35 comments Deanna Another terrific review, Debra 16 hours, 4 min ago Debra Deanna wrote Another terrific review, Debra Thank you Deanna 1 hour, 32 min ago Sep 18, 2018 Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing review of another edition Time is running out there are only 20 days left before Dr Mac Farlane s forty nine days of the soul are over If by then he can t find the finger, he ll have failed How will his old master rest Ren remembers Dr MacFarlane s last days, shivering fevers And then the dreams, the waking nightmares in which the old man would cry for mercy, or crawl slavering on all fours If Auntie Kwan had still been with them, she would have taken charge, but in the end there was only Ren A gust of wind s Time is running out there are only 20 days left before Dr Mac Farlane s forty nine days of the soul are over If by then he can t find the finger, he ll have failed How will his old master rest Ren remembers Dr MacFarlane s last days, shivering fevers And then the dreams, the waking nightmares in which the old man would cry for mercy, or crawl slavering on all fours If Auntie Kwan had still been with them, she would have taken charge, but in the end there was only Ren A gust of wind shivers through the house, banging all the doors simultaneously To Ren, peering out the window at the top of the stairs, the trees are a waving green ocean surrounding the Bungalow It s a ship in a storm, and Ren is the cabin boy peeking out of a porthole Clutching the windowsill like a life buoy, Ren wonders what secrets lurk in the jungle surrounding them, and if his old master is in fact trapped in the form of a tiger Ren is only 11 years old.a Chinese houseboy is on a mission to fulfill his formers master s dying wish His former master, Dr MacFarlene, lost a finger due to an accident many years ago Ren promised to find it and bury it with his body The old age superstition says this must happen in 49 Daysor his old master s soul will wander the earth forever Malaya, with its mix of Malays, Chinese, and Indians, is full of spirits a looking glass world governed by unsettling rules The European werewolf is a man who, when the moon is full, turns his skin inside out and become a beast He then leaves the village and goes into the forest to kill But for the natives here, the weretiger is not a man, but a beast who, when he chooses, put on a human skin and comes from the jungle into the village to prey on humans It s almost exactly the reverse situation and in some ways disturbing There s a rumor that when we colonials came to this part of the world, the natives, considered us beast men as well, though nobody has said that to my face.William is Ren s new master Ren is grateful for the workJin Lin was a rookie dressmaker.but the job as a student apprentice wasn t enough money to help get her mother out of a Financial jam So on the side she secretly took a job working at the May Flower Dance Hall It wasn t trained professional dancing which she was , that they were looking for She had to learn the Tango fast Jin Lin was bright she wished she could have left for college wished to study medicine and become a doctor like her stepbrother, Shin s plans they were born on the same day , and Jin Lin had higher marks in school, but the culture in the 1930 s, Malaysia for women wasn t encouraging Sodressmaker dance hall dancer it wasBig MAMA at the dance hall had Jin Lin Cut her long braids off to look like a modern western woman In truth if her mother or stepfather knew what her moonlighting job was it would have bad news It was not considered respectable in her family at all With the new dance name that big MAMA gave her Louise she got tapped by a salesman for a dance When he asked her name, she forgot and gave her real nameand accidentally ends up with a thin walled cylinder made of glass a specimen bottle with a dried up finger inside Jin Lin s begins to get much interesting SHE S BRIGHT ZEALOUS SHREWD INGENIOUS.This book is wonderful, covering a fascinating time period set in the 1930 s colonial Malaysia called Malaya in the 1930 s As you might be able to piece together Ren and Jin Lin are going to cross paths It s filled with surprises textured characters engrossing sibling relationship , unexplained deaths danger humor suspenseful turmoil foods to make you hungry I was so in the mood for steaming yummy noodles when I finished this novel , history magical realism ghosts tigers forbidden love Love I admit to an extra appreciation of my fingers, too Yangsze Choo s writing was totally alluring giving attention to detail and descriptive prose It also had the best ending I felt so warm and wonderful after finishing it Thank you Flatiron Publishing for sending me this novel Many thanks to Yangsze Choo, too Quote part of the full message to readers from Yangsze As a child in Malaysia, I was fascinated by the black and white colonial Bungalo s left behind by the British, many of which lie now in ruins With their high ceilings and gracious windows, they spoke of a life that vanished sort of Downton Abbey of the tropics with it shadowed interplay between servants and masters The Night Tiger came out of the secrets I imagined in those houses together with many of my favorite obsessions Chinese dancehall girls, twins, men who turned into tigers, A train that takes you to the world of the dead And of course a good mystery flag 114 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Oct 26, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc flatiron books, reviewed per request, historical fiction, cultural, stand alone novel, own paperbook, read 2018, magical realism, rdn The Night Tiger offers a stunning look at culture, history, and Chinese superstition Told in two alternating perspectives, and set in 1931 Malaya Malaysia , this is a story of loyalty and loneliness, death and distressed souls, and man eating weretigers Ren, a young houseboy, is an orphan and has also suffered the loss of his twin Alone and with complete loyalty to his dying master, Ren has accepted his final task to find his master s missing amputated finger and bury it with him in his grav The Night Tiger offers a stunning look at culture, history, and Chinese superstition Told in two alternating perspectives, and set in 1931 Malaya Malaysia , this is a story of loyalty and loneliness, death and distressed souls, and man eating weretigers Ren, a young houseboy, is an orphan and has also suffered the loss of his twin Alone and with complete loyalty to his dying master, Ren has accepted his final task to find his master s missing amputated finger and bury it with him in his grave before the 49 days of his soul are over The soul cannot rest in peace if the body is not made whole again at death, and 49 days is a long time to wander the earth Ji Lin, also known as Louise, is a faithful daughter working 2 jobs to help her mother pay off a high interest Mahjong debt During her secret job as a dance instructor, she never knows if her random dance partner will really want to practice a popular Western dance or if he just wants to exploit those moments with his wandering hands During an episode of the latter, the pair awkwardly stumble and Ji Lin comes into custody of a preserved finger from the gentleman s pocket The Night Tiger follows both of these characters as dreams and visions lead them on a search for the other in an effort to make a body whole In the interim, a tiger has been killing local women Some think the resolution is a bated tiger hunt Others think this man eater cannot be killed by bullets, because it is a ghost tiger, a shape shifting weretiger, and is possessed by the dead Could it be Ren s master unable to rest The clock is ticking and 49 days is no time at all.I absolutely loved the superstition element of this story where simple numbers can hold enough power to decide one s fate in both life and death Also the idea of haunted beasts and guided dreams added unique magical realism to an already engaging tale rich in cultural belief Overall, an enjoyable, one of a kind reading experience that is sure to keep the interest of a variety of readers Check it out Thank you to Flatiron Books for generously mailing me an advance readers edition of Yangsze Choo s The Night Tiger In exchange, I agreed to share my thoughts on and my other favorite social media sites.The Night Tiger is set for release in February 2019 Visit your favorite book supplier for a pre order flag 50 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 30, 2018 Book of the Month added it review of another edition Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanIf someone told me there s a book out there that s part history, part love story, part coming of age, part magical tale that is also a well paced book that clocks in at under 400 pages, I d be instantly suspicious It sounds too good to be true But here s the thing This book exists It s called The Night Tiger, and it s epic and pleasing in every possible way.The book follows two main characters Ji Lin, a dressmaker by day and dancehall girl by night who dreams Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanIf someone told me there s a book out there that s part history, part love story, part coming of age, part magical tale that is also a well paced book that clocks in at under 400 pages, I d be instantly suspicious It sounds too good to be true But here s the thing This book exists It s called The Night Tiger, and it s epic and pleasing in every possible way.The book follows two main characters Ji Lin, a dressmaker by day and dancehall girl by night who dreams of becoming a doctor if only her stepfather would let her and Ren, a kindhearted houseboy so loyal to his late master that he ll stop at nothing to reunite the man s missing finger with his body They also happen to be complete strangers who are somehow linked by a mysterious force one that connects them with others both dead and alive who might just cause them harm.This is a book that has something for everyone There s a central mystery will Ren find that missing finger to satisfy puzzle solving readers There s a will they won t they love story to tug at the heartstrings of every romantic There s a touch of magic for fantasy fans a portrait of colonial Malaysia for history buffs and enough family drama to please those looking for a moving saga Equal parts nail biter and heartwarmer, this book transported me into a world entirely unlike my own one I m eager to revisit.Read at flag 33 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Nadia rated it really liked it review of another edition Filled with superstition, ghosts and the afterlife, the Night Tiger explores colonial Malaysia in 1930s Five people are brought together through a connection of the five Confucian virtues, while mysterious events with no rational explanation start to happen around them.Yangsze Choo has created a whimsical imaginary world of ghosts and spirits that was unlike anything I have read before I was not sure whether I liked the book at first, but it progressively grew on me and eventually I found myse Filled with superstition, ghosts and the afterlife, the Night Tiger explores colonial Malaysia in 1930s Five people are brought together through a connection of the five Confucian virtues, while mysterious events with no rational explanation start to happen around them.Yangsze Choo has created a whimsical imaginary world of ghosts and spirits that was unlike anything I have read before I was not sure whether I liked the book at first, but it progressively grew on me and eventually I found myself fully immersed in the story It is hard to describe the plot but I think this atmospheric and magical novel will appeal to many The book is a must read for fans of magical realism and those intrigued by Chinese Malaysian culture Many thanks to Quercus and NetGalley for my review copy in exchange for an honest review. flag 30 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jan 29, 2019 Mel Epic Reading marked it as to read review of another edition Loved Ghost Bride Very excited for new material from Yangsze flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Kathy marked it as to read review of another edition whispers I need this book in my liiiiife sits here and waits flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Leslie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves animals pets, death, drama, family ties, female pov, first person pov, friendships, ghosts haunting, historical fiction, love story romance The Night Tiger is a book I would classify as insidiously engrossing The book captures you slowly and sneakily hence the previous description used with Yangsze Choo s writing, pacing and intriguing blend of historical fiction, magic, culture, superstition, love story and mystery This book was such a great read because it was multilayered It wasn t just a historical fiction story It wasn t just about a boy trying to return a finger to his master s grave because of a cultural superstition The Night Tiger is a book I would classify as insidiously engrossing The book captures you slowly and sneakily hence the previous description used with Yangsze Choo s writing, pacing and intriguing blend of historical fiction, magic, culture, superstition, love story and mystery This book was such a great read because it was multilayered It wasn t just a historical fiction story It wasn t just about a boy trying to return a finger to his master s grave because of a cultural superstition belief It was a book about the complicated dynamic of a family, the limited opportunities for a female in early 20th century colonized Malaya Malaysia and how the various superstitions of the country influenced the lives of its people Choo weaved a story that grabs your interest from the beginning with Ren s promise of returning his master s finger, and keeps it through the story wondering how all these characters are connected and having these build ups paid off as the story unfolds I appreciated how Choo balanced all these elements without making things sound over the top While there is a magical supernatural element, it s all rooted to the characters such as Ren, Ji Lin, Shin, William and their stories and journey They serve a supporting role giving a way for the reader to learn about a different culture which is one of the main highlights of the book It never takes away from the fact that the book is mostly character driven with a surprising mystery within it.It actually surprised me how into the book I ve become I didn t know what to expect from the book All I knew was that the summary caught my attention and peaked my interest But what I just read was a pleasant surprise and made me glad I picked up the book flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 10, 2018 James Cham rated it it was amazing review of another edition A terrific read I read The Ghost Bride and thought this was even better It well paced and the mix of the two main characters a frustrated dance hall girl and a naive young Chinese servant boy made for a rich experience I especially liked the portrayal of 1930 s Malaysia, with all of its romance and mix of English and Asian culture I hope that she writes another book flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 12, 2018 Rae rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, arc, bt audiobook, fiction Check out this review and others on my blog Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo is a story about a severed finger, ancient Chinese folklore, and superstition The severed finger brings together two young teenagers, Ji Lin and Ren, and provides them with mystery and intrigue as their stories intersect.I went into this audiobook with few expectations The idea that the whole plot centered around a severed finger intrigued me how was the author going to pull it off Well Check out this review and others on my blog Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo is a story about a severed finger, ancient Chinese folklore, and superstition The severed finger brings together two young teenagers, Ji Lin and Ren, and provides them with mystery and intrigue as their stories intersect.I went into this audiobook with few expectations The idea that the whole plot centered around a severed finger intrigued me how was the author going to pull it off Well, she did And she did it beautifully The Night Tiger is gorgeously written with enough detail that I felt as though I was dropped into 1930s China While I thought the pacing was a little on the slow side, the beautiful words made the pace palatable.The plot truly centers around a severed finger Ren s master s finger, specifically According to folklore, a body must be entirely whole within 49 days of death, otherwise the soul will roam, never finding peace Ren is on a mission to find the missing finger, that way he can reunite it with his master s body Meanwhile, the severed finger exchanges hands multiple times and goes on a journey of its own.Overall, I enjoyed the story It was unique, interesting, and showcased a life that s hard to imagine Ji Lin was probably my favorite character in The Night Tiger She s a feisty young girl with a strong sense of loyalty to her family While she dreams of being a doctor, she finds herself as a dressmaker s apprenticeship and a dancehall girl on the side She s smart, but in 1930s Malaysia, a woman s place is not in becoming a doctor Ji Lin swallows her pride on than one occasion and tries to fill the role that society and her family deems appropriate.I thought the inclusion of the folklore around the tiger was a nice touch I enjoyed learning about the folklore and the superstitions and witnessing everyone s reactions to them.The one thing I struggled with at times during the audiobook was boredom Yes, it was beautifully written, but sometimes the plot seemed to drag on Since there were no big action moments in the audiobook, some of the mundane moments felt tedious and unnecessary Luckily this was an occasional thing and not the norm.The ending was okay It didn t blow me away, but it wrapped everything up nicely.The audiobook was narrated by the author, who did an amazing job She really brought the characters to life I enjoyed listening to her narrate If you re looking for something a little different, check out The Night Tiger Thank you to MacMillan Audio for providing the audiobook version of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 14 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Travel.with.aok rated it it was amazing review of another edition When culture meets history and Chinese illusions, it shapes a perfect story which we rate it , The Night Tiger is our Book Of The January and we re loving the fabulous writings from Yangsze The imagination within the book goes beyond creativity,.It really has such an interesting and intriguing plot, the structure of the book is very fascinating and unique and I can see this book in a very Big Major Picture, the characters are very well connected and I really loved their strength and faith When culture meets history and Chinese illusions, it shapes a perfect story which we rate it , The Night Tiger is our Book Of The January and we re loving the fabulous writings from Yangsze The imagination within the book goes beyond creativity,.It really has such an interesting and intriguing plot, the structure of the book is very fascinating and unique and I can see this book in a very Big Major Picture, the characters are very well connected and I really loved their strength and faith with each other, reading this you ll have a lot of mysteries in your mind, but and the twists are very breath taking.The book is set in 1931 in Malaysia, the main characters are Jin Li also knoen as Louise, a young woman, who has a busy life working in part time jobs and she still doesn t know what to do with her life Ren is a 13 year old, he is an orphan and has suffered with the loss of his twin, also he worked for an English physician.The novel is a little bit complicated because the Author is not focused only in one thing but it has various acts which are going on but they are reasonable reactions as in the end we can connect all the dots with such intrigue and unbelievable twists I really enjoyed the Malaysian background, it has a very powerful descriptions and I love their culture, the book has explored very different topics like myth, gender inequality, culture, magic and agony.I loved the part when Jin Li wanted to study medicine but when her parents stopped her because she s a girl I really had mixed emotions as this is an everyday problem in every society And the parts of Jin Li working in different jobs only to cover her mother s gambling debts are so powerful and feminist, I enjoyed her as a character she is really strong and smart woman.Choo s novel is one of our most favourite of the Year, her folklore s stories are so unique and blended in different perspectives You can feel different emotions within the book and we highly recommend you to read it if you love Historical Fictions with a little bit of ghost parts We re sure that you ll love the endind too because that s what we enjoyed the most, solving out all the mysteries of the novel flag 12 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Isabel rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is a gem I started reading it on a long flight between California and Singapore and finished it in one sitting Beautifully written, it blends mystery, romance, rich historical detail and the supernatural all together I literally could not put this book down It s even better than her first book the ghost bride , the pacing is faster, the plot was all absorbing, the characters were intriguing and the descriptive details made for a thoroughly immersive experience I was kept guessing This book is a gem I started reading it on a long flight between California and Singapore and finished it in one sitting Beautifully written, it blends mystery, romance, rich historical detail and the supernatural all together I literally could not put this book down It s even better than her first book the ghost bride , the pacing is faster, the plot was all absorbing, the characters were intriguing and the descriptive details made for a thoroughly immersive experience I was kept guessing all the way to the end, and when it ended I really really really didn t want to leave the world of shin, ji lin and ren There have been lots of great books set in colonial malaya, but few have been written from the Asian perspective and this is what makes this book so wonderfully interesting flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 10, 2018 Sue rated it it was amazing review of another edition This was a beautifully written mystery weaving together themes of masters and servants, twins, and men who may or may not turn into tigers A fun and sometimes complicated plot leads up to a very exciting and surprising ending It left me guessing the whole way, with well developed characters and multiple mysteries to solve flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Meike marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves aaa, malaysia A novel about Malaysia in the 1930s I couldn t stop myself, I just needed to have this flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 29, 2018 Amy Sturgis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 21st century, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, first reads I absolutely loved The Night Tiger In fact, before I even finished reading it, I bought Yangsze Choo s other novel, so I would have it on hand to devour as soon as possible In short, if you are looking to be intellectually and emotionally transported, this novel is for you It took hold of my imagination and wouldn t let go The Night Tiger is a richly atmospheric book steeped in its time 1930s and place Malaysia Three dimensional, compelling characters find their lives and fates intertwin I absolutely loved The Night Tiger In fact, before I even finished reading it, I bought Yangsze Choo s other novel, so I would have it on hand to devour as soon as possible In short, if you are looking to be intellectually and emotionally transported, this novel is for you It took hold of my imagination and wouldn t let go The Night Tiger is a richly atmospheric book steeped in its time 1930s and place Malaysia Three dimensional, compelling characters find their lives and fates intertwined as they move through a plot that expertly combines historical fiction, the Gothic, mystery, romance, and fantasy This official description is absolutely accurate Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page turner of the highest order As a historian, I often ask a lot from historical fiction and sometimes find myself disappointed, but this work clearly reflects expert knowledge, careful research, and abiding respect for the subject matter I especially appreciate how the author treats aspects of the supernatural and, on a related note, how very down to earth and mundane the sources of most of the mysteries are I tend to have short patience with convenient romance subplots, as well, but the romance here is not only inconvenient, but truly believable and relevant Most of all, the main characters and their relationships are achingly real and compelling, and I found myself moved by young houseboy Ren s dedication to his late master and connection to his late twin brother, and by Ji Lin s complicated connections to her family by blood and by marriage and her assumed assigned options in life The repeated motif of the five Confucian virtues serves as a fitting backdrop to this beautifully crafted story I know I will reread and savor this story I am very grateful I had the opportunity to read an ARC of the book and heartily recommend it I received this book as part of the First Reads program flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 20, 2018 Stephanie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, fantasy, mythology Similarly to The Ghost Bride, Choo s latest work intertwines folklore, myth, and magic with the everyday trials of grief, feeling like one s fate is out of one s hands, and examining the gender inequality so present in society Taking place in a different Malaya Malayasian location, mostly in Ipoh and Batu Gajah, during the early 1930 s, the setting is a beautifully bittersweet rendering of a country that sees the blend of so many rich cultures side by side with the careful grip of colonialism Similarly to The Ghost Bride, Choo s latest work intertwines folklore, myth, and magic with the everyday trials of grief, feeling like one s fate is out of one s hands, and examining the gender inequality so present in society Taking place in a different Malaya Malayasian location, mostly in Ipoh and Batu Gajah, during the early 1930 s, the setting is a beautifully bittersweet rendering of a country that sees the blend of so many rich cultures side by side with the careful grip of colonialism In this setting, we meet Ji Lin, a smart, clever girl whose name corresponds with the virtue of wisdom, even if at times she feels she is always doing the wrong thing Ji Lin loved academics and longed to study medicine, but her family forbid it due to her gender, and instead she is relegated to apprenticing at a dress shop and earning extra money as a dance instructor at a dance hall, the May Flower In 1930 s Malaya, working in a dance hall is seen as being very unbecoming and lowers her status, but Ji Lin enjoys the female friendship and it s the only way she can make enough money to help cover for her mother s secret gambling debts Ji Lin grew up along side Shin, or xin, the the virtue of faithfulness her stepbrother, and they were always close, even sharing a birthday, until they finished school and Shin left home to pursue the career in medicine that Ji Lin so desperately wanted.Running parallel to Ji Lin s struggles, we meet Ren, who is a possibly ten or eleven year old trying to pass for almost thirteen , an orphan whose twin brother died years ago Ren, an extremely competent houseboy, is on a mission to fulfill the dying wish of his former master, which was to be buried with his missing finger so that he could pass into the afterlife as a complete person Ren, clever and determined and honestly the highlight of this book, goes to work for a new master, a doctor like his previous one, in the town where Shin happens to be working as an orderly In the background of the private struggles of each character is a possible man eating tiger who may not be a man or a tiger completely, but some fearsome combination of both Add to this a magical blend of ghosts, premonitions, and dreams that feel like stories unfolding , and you can almost picture the perfection that is The Night Tiger Drawing from folklore and mythology combined with beautifully evocative writing, I m glad that Choo took her time with this manuscript because the finished work has turned out to be one of my favorite books once again that will stick with me for a long time I highly recommend preordering this book, and even though I received an e ARC of it, I ll probably end up purchasing it as well Not only is the cover gorgeous, but I feel this is the type of story I will want to read and re read and get out of it with each reading If you love historical fiction, settings that are often not written about historically, and a blend of magic and ghost story, I cannot recommend this book enough Note I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 20, 2018 Thebooktrail rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books set in malaysia, books set in china, magical realism, fiction Visit the locations in the novelOut in the UK in Feb 2019 but get this on your TBR Pile Malaysia of course used to be called Malaya and during the 1930s when the book takes place, the country is under a state of war.The story explores the rich world of servants and masters, superstitions and I was than excited to receive this and even excited when I d read it Out in February, this is the one to keep an eye on If you d said I would enjoy a novel where the characters are on the se Visit the locations in the novelOut in the UK in Feb 2019 but get this on your TBR Pile Malaysia of course used to be called Malaya and during the 1930s when the book takes place, the country is under a state of war.The story explores the rich world of servants and masters, superstitions and I was than excited to receive this and even excited when I d read it Out in February, this is the one to keep an eye on If you d said I would enjoy a novel where the characters are on the search for a missing finger, I might have looked at you funny If then you talk about dead people s souls which can get stuck on earth, who can then turn into tigers, I would have really started to wonder This novel however is one of the most magical and fascinating novels I ve read in a long time.The writing is just glorious The setting of 1930s Malaysia is fascinating in itself but this is so much than a novel about an occupied country The colours both on the cover and inside the story are bright and alive There are so many themes explored here the colonial times of course, but also the relationship between master and servant, superstitions, culture, belief systems and the need to do what is right.It s poetic and lyrical throughout and reads like a piece of music with its swirling images, lush forest like descriptions which shimmer in the Malaysian heat which emanates from the page Aspects of Magic and magical realism shimmer and make this a sumptuous piece of writing That cover is just gorgeous I really enjoyed this and thought it of an experience than a book Vivid, raw and real flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Beth rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways The Night Tiger is set in 1931 in Malaysia, which at the time was a British colony The central point of view characters are Li Jin, a young woman who s left home and has a couple of part time jobs, and hasn t quite sorted out what she wants to do with herself long term and Ren, a young boy who worked for an English physician who passed away, and is now working for another.Usually I summarize the plot of the novel I m reviewing in the first paragraph I won t this time because plot isn t the The Night Tiger is set in 1931 in Malaysia, which at the time was a British colony The central point of view characters are Li Jin, a young woman who s left home and has a couple of part time jobs, and hasn t quite sorted out what she wants to do with herself long term and Ren, a young boy who worked for an English physician who passed away, and is now working for another.Usually I summarize the plot of the novel I m reviewing in the first paragraph I won t this time because plot isn t the main focus of the book, I don t think Various things are happening, some which are threats to the characters, but there isn t one specific through line like you d see in a mystery or a fantasy or a romance, all of which are represented to some degree in this story It s much about the characters and how they are connected.There are five characters whose connections go especially deep Li Jin is one of a pair of step siblings who were born on the same day, and Ren had a twin named Yi who died three years ago There s a fifth character whose connection to the others is a mild spoiler There are several other characters who create a convincing feeling of lively interconnected humanity with the leads the cook in Dr Acton s home where Ren works, Li Jin s dressmaker employer, her coworker friend at the dance hall, the creepy guy who assists the pathologist at the local hospital, and so on.While the titular night tiger is important to the story, it doesn t have as important a role as the magical landscape where Li Jin and Ren individually meet Yi in dreams The dream world creates a bond between Li Jin and Ren even before they ve met The scenes there gave me the shivers sometimes, especially as events in the real world were reflected in it.The Malaysian setting is done really well, too The area of Falim and Ipoh comes to vivid life, from Li Jin s stepdad s storefront home, to Dr Acton s home, to the hospital and its pathology storeroom and ward, and the lush landscape surrounding these places There s a whole range of background characters who are Tamil, Chinese, Malay, and English Malaysia s being a colony is evident throughout, and gets some discomfiting emphasis in a character who could be called a sexual colonizer As a minor warning, there s a fair amount of body horror throughout the story, though it wasn t enough to bother this squeamish reader very much, so most readers should be fine.Someone who looks for a three act story might not get much out of The Night Tiger I was absorbed and enchanted, and my mental landscape was filled with this book both while I was in it and when I was away from it Highly recommended to those who like magical, very human stories Many thanks to Flatiron Books for sending me this book in a giveaway It s one of my favorite reads from this year, even if it doesn t officially come out until next year flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 19, 2018 Caleb Masters rated it liked it review of another edition Set in Malaysia during the colonial period, The Night Tiger follows a series of characters a dressmaker and dancer, a young servant boy, a British doctor, and a handsome step brother all brought back together by the threads of fate and maybe something sinister Choo does an excellent job making her characters feel lifelike and I really enjoyed the switching perspectives of the story There was a pretty central romantic plot that really didn t work for me, but overall, I loved the mysterio Set in Malaysia during the colonial period, The Night Tiger follows a series of characters a dressmaker and dancer, a young servant boy, a British doctor, and a handsome step brother all brought back together by the threads of fate and maybe something sinister Choo does an excellent job making her characters feel lifelike and I really enjoyed the switching perspectives of the story There was a pretty central romantic plot that really didn t work for me, but overall, I loved the mysterious, almost magical, atmosphere of the book flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 charlotte rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves adult lit, aoc et al, historical fiction, let s talk diversity, magic and fantasy, non white characters, not yet published, netgalley and other arcs, southeast asian characters, favourite characters Courage, my girl, I thought squeezing my hands against the rising anxiety in my chest. On my blog Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 4.5Rep Chinese characters, Malaysian setting and charactersI think it s safe to say The Night Tiger has cemented Yangsze Choo as one of my autoread authors It s a gorgeously written, slowburn of a mystery, and you ll fall in love with the characters.The plot follows three characters Ren, a doctor s houseboy, Ji Lin, a trainee seamstress and dancehall gir Courage, my girl, I thought squeezing my hands against the rising anxiety in my chest. On my blog Galley provided by publisher Actual rating 4.5Rep Chinese characters, Malaysian setting and charactersI think it s safe to say The Night Tiger has cemented Yangsze Choo as one of my autoread authors It s a gorgeously written, slowburn of a mystery, and you ll fall in love with the characters.The plot follows three characters Ren, a doctor s houseboy, Ji Lin, a trainee seamstress and dancehall girl, and William Acton, an English doctor We open the novel with Ren s master, Doctor MacFarlane, on his deathbed entrusting him with the task of finding his missing finger Which, you have to admit, is a pretty great start for any novel it hooks you right in immediately This finger is of the utmost importance, because if, after 49 days, MacFarlane is lain to rest without it his soul will wander the earth restlessly.One of the things I loved most about this book was the way Yangsze Choo developed the mystery, slowly weaving together strands and bringing the characters closer to each other As each little piece of the mystery was revealed, I got and excited about it, and and involved with the characters It was the same as in The Ghost Bride You get slowly drawn into the story until you can t put it down and you would genuinely die for the characters And then, right at the end, she pulls things you don t see coming I mean, I guessed one thing, but no way did I guess the other.Another thing that Yangsze Choo does so well is creating and developing the relationships between all her characters I mean, there was even one that is based on a concept I hate which I ll talk about in a moment , but she had me rooting for it to an extent I loved each of the characters we got to see even if I didn t always like them , and I loved their interactions with the other characters and the relationships they held She just has this knack of creating the perfect dynamics that I can t help but love.The maybe not so small issue I did have was with the romance It was a similar dynamic to Er Lang and Li Lan, so obviously I was going to love it I mean, kind of snarking biting not entirely friendly comments hiding something a bit like love That s something I m guaranteed to adore But this time, it was between step siblings And I know, I know, not real siblings, not related, etc etc But also, they had been brought up as brother and sister from the age of 10 And they were treated as brother and sister As twins even So, I was conflicted Because I did love the dynamic and if it hadn t been step siblings I would have gone for it wholeheartedly But they were step siblings, so, while I still liked it unexpectedly, and not wholly desiredly , I did have that fairly big reservation.But, on the whole, I loved this book so much It s probably one of my favourite reads in January, possibly even the whole year even after only one month So, if you pick up a new author any time soon, pick up Yangsze Choo flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Karen Kay rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc netgalley, eastern asian, longmire challenge, twd challenge, rcc waiting winter 2018, netgalley read 2018 I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a suitable occupation When 11 year old Ren s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body This book has a little bit of everything for everyone Asian culture historical fiction, magical realism, folklore, superstitions and I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a suitable occupation When 11 year old Ren s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body This book has a little bit of everything for everyone Asian culture historical fiction, magical realism, folklore, superstitions and a well written story Must read 4 flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Kristin rated it liked it review of another edition I don t think that I connected it to the story as much as I was hoping to There was something about the writing that made the events seem ordinary and a little boring and I didn t really connect with the characters It s told from multiple points of view of the inner connected characters and is set in Malaysia during the colonial period The writing at times was very descriptive, poetic and lyrical It definitely plays with magical realism that is threaded through out the story I do however th I don t think that I connected it to the story as much as I was hoping to There was something about the writing that made the events seem ordinary and a little boring and I didn t really connect with the characters It s told from multiple points of view of the inner connected characters and is set in Malaysia during the colonial period The writing at times was very descriptive, poetic and lyrical It definitely plays with magical realism that is threaded through out the story I do however think many readers will enjoy this book I am giving it flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Cydney Daniel rated it really liked it review of another edition I loved this book The plot description honestly didn t fascinate me at first, but the reviews for this book looked so promising, so I decided to take a chance, and I m glad I did I really felt like the description of the plot just barely scraped the surface of this story so many important things happen besides this missing finger and the mahjong debt.The beginning was slow, but once things got going it was hard to put down I needed to know what happened next There are so many compelli I loved this book The plot description honestly didn t fascinate me at first, but the reviews for this book looked so promising, so I decided to take a chance, and I m glad I did I really felt like the description of the plot just barely scraped the surface of this story so many important things happen besides this missing finger and the mahjong debt.The beginning was slow, but once things got going it was hard to put down I needed to know what happened next There are so many compelling characters, some of whom wiggle their way into your heart without you even really realizing it ahem, Ah Long I loved the mystery, the suspense, the history, the magic I appreciated Choo s attention to detail and history I m enjoying this goal of reading books by POC it s been enlightening so far Also, weretigers Those are things It was fun to read about something I had never heard of before now excuse me while i the heck out of weretigers Thanks, BOTM Really loved this one flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Stacey Bene rated it really liked it review of another edition I received an ARC of this book from St Martin s Press thank you This a a story of Malaya known as Malaysia now in the 1930 s It covers the topics of superstitions, Asian culture and forbidden love There were a lot of moving parts, but the author did a great job of weaving everything together I really enjoyed this story flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Carole rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves reviewed The Night TigerEven though I have finished the book, I find myself picking it up again and again The writing is beautiful, the story line multi layered , the main characters are richly developed Each time I reread a section I find a new discovery I initially requested Night Tiger because it sounded different from my regular reading It was You get romance, magical elements, threatening situations, mystery and paranormal All blended together expertly This is one of those few books that I wi The Night TigerEven though I have finished the book, I find myself picking it up again and again The writing is beautiful, the story line multi layered , the main characters are richly developed Each time I reread a section I find a new discovery I initially requested Night Tiger because it sounded different from my regular reading It was You get romance, magical elements, threatening situations, mystery and paranormal All blended together expertly This is one of those few books that I wish was longer Put this on your list of must reads It is an amazing book The author said Night Tiger took her four years to write That was time well spent Thank you flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Rebecca Hanover rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved THE GHOST BRIDE and was waiting eagerly for Choo s next novel THE NIGHT TIGER, like Choo s first book, is an epic, sweeping tale set in 1930 s Malaya Choo weaves together Chinese superstition and folklore in gorgeous, lush prose that sucks you right in and keeps you reading into the night hours The characters and setting are so vivid, her plot masterful From a severed finger to a dancehall girl in colonial Malaysia, with a helping of Chinese lore, it s incredibly unique and a thril I loved THE GHOST BRIDE and was waiting eagerly for Choo s next novel THE NIGHT TIGER, like Choo s first book, is an epic, sweeping tale set in 1930 s Malaya Choo weaves together Chinese superstition and folklore in gorgeous, lush prose that sucks you right in and keeps you reading into the night hours The characters and setting are so vivid, her plot masterful From a severed finger to a dancehall girl in colonial Malaysia, with a helping of Chinese lore, it s incredibly unique and a thrilling, breathtaking read I highly recommend it and cannot wait for it to hit bookshelves flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves five stars, netgalley One of the best and most intelligent books I ve read Briefly, the story involves several themes that pertain specifically to the areas of Malaysia and surrounding Chinese culture Superstitions, interactions with the imperialist workers, danger of adjacent wildlife, and expectations for different age groups in the 1930s, to make a few It s fascinating.The storyline and integration of these themes are complex without being unapproachable The complicated nature of the superstition that serves a One of the best and most intelligent books I ve read Briefly, the story involves several themes that pertain specifically to the areas of Malaysia and surrounding Chinese culture Superstitions, interactions with the imperialist workers, danger of adjacent wildlife, and expectations for different age groups in the 1930s, to make a few It s fascinating.The storyline and integration of these themes are complex without being unapproachable The complicated nature of the superstition that serves as the basis is slowly revealed without hand holding So often, a colonial imperial historical fiction can carry such a heavy agenda that it is annoying to read When that happens, it s also ironically all about the white man the author is trying to critique, preventing the locals from creating their own identity In those cases, it s still like The White Man s Burden, though the objective is to criticize that sentiment This one just tells a great story, with plenty of depth for learning about imperialism, the era, and how the cultures worked together or clashed.Spoiler the love story within this was so well handled It felt like an authentic progression of feelings and exposure of the foundation for love The characters developed within the story, as well as revealed their pay development as the story moved It s just so creative, I m definitely going to have a book hangover after this one I hope the author quickly writes another so I have something good to read.Merged review One of the best and most intelligent books I ve read Briefly, the story involves several themes that pertain specifically to the areas of Malaysia and surrounding Chinese culture Superstitions, interactions with the imperialist workers, danger of adjacent wildlife, and expectations for different age groups in the 1930s, to make a few It s fascinating.The storyline and integration of these themes are complex without being unapproachable The complicated nature of the superstition that serves as the basis is slowly revealed without hand holding So often, a colonial imperial historical fiction can carry such a heavy agenda that it is annoying to read When that happens, it s also ironically all about the white man the author is trying to critique, preventing the locals from creating their own identity In those cases, it s still like The White Man s Burden, though the objective is to criticize that sentiment This one just tells a great story, with plenty of depth for learning about imperialism, the era, and how the cultures worked together or clashed.Spoiler the love story within this was so well handled It felt like an authentic progression of feelings and exposure of the foundation for love The characters developed within the story, as well as revealed their pay development as the story moved It s just so creative, I m definitely going to have a book hangover after this one I hope the author quickly writes another so I have something good to read flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Rita rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves giveaways I received an advance Reading Copy of The Night Tiger from Thank you and Yangsze Choo The description of the book was intriguing I have never heard of a weretiger and admit my knowledge of Malaysia is very limited I thoroughly enjoyed the book The characters were real The story was interesting I was able to escape into a different world at a different time, in other words, enjoy a good book I would recommend this book for anyone, but especially anyone that loves to I received an advance Reading Copy of The Night Tiger from Thank you and Yangsze Choo The description of the book was intriguing I have never heard of a weretiger and admit my knowledge of Malaysia is very limited I thoroughly enjoyed the book The characters were real The story was interesting I was able to escape into a different world at a different time, in other words, enjoy a good book I would recommend this book for anyone, but especially anyone that loves to learn about different cultures flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Susan McGrath rated it it was amazing review of another edition I received an Advanced Reading Copy of The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo from the publisher Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review The Night Tiger is scheduled for release on February 12, 2019.The Night Tiger takes us to 1930s Malaya currently known as Malaysia where Ji Lin is working as a dance instructor in a dance hall to earn money to pay off her mother s Mahjong debt An encounter with a salesman on the dance floor ends in Ji Lin holding a glass vial with a shriveled human fi I received an Advanced Reading Copy of The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo from the publisher Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review The Night Tiger is scheduled for release on February 12, 2019.The Night Tiger takes us to 1930s Malaya currently known as Malaysia where Ji Lin is working as a dance instructor in a dance hall to earn money to pay off her mother s Mahjong debt An encounter with a salesman on the dance floor ends in Ji Lin holding a glass vial with a shriveled human finger inside Ji Lin sets out to return the finger to a appropriate place, without revealing to anyone her slightly shady job.At the same time, a young boy named Ren is trying to fulfill the death bed wish of his former master He is searching for the finger his master had amputated years ago so that it can be buried with the rest of his body and his soul can be at peace.The paths of Ji Lin and Ren dodge and twist around each other while a man eating tiger terrifies the area Mythology, folklore, and cultural norms further bend their paths, leading to an intricate and tightly woven plot The story explores the battle between personal desires and family expectations, the limits of societal norms, connections that we can t see with our mortal eyes, and the influence of outside forces.The writing in The Night Tiger is lovely Once I started reading Choo s words, I was dropped into this time and place she brings to life so well She is able to describe things in a way that brings them to life, even the elements of the story that are drawn from the magical.The Night Tiger has two main characters Ji Lin and Ren who are very different despite their underlying connection Both of these characters are well written, with clearly defined desires and wishes They are surrounded by a variety of other characters, including foreigners, that are equally well written While there are definitely character types in this story required to fulfill the mythological and folklore basis of the story they are not two dimensional Everyone in this novel has their own goal and personality.Overall, The Night Tiger was an enjoyable, lovely read that I whole heartedly recommend to anyone craving a bit of magical realism flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Anton Prosser rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves book of the month selections A thrilling, fantastic story The shift of perspective tense provided two different views on the events of the story, giving it a richness that could not have been achieved with only one It was exciting and every time I had to put the book down I felt antsy, wondering how things would resolve themselves I can t wait to recommend this to everyone flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Book of The Month The Night Tiger 7 29 Jan 26, 2019 08 05PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop badly in several languages After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant before writing her first novel Yangsze eats and reads too much, and often does both at the same time You can follow her blog at or on Twitter yangsz Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop badly in several languages After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant before writing her first novel Yangsze eats and reads too much, and often does both at the same time You can follow her blog at or on Twitter yangszechoo


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    1. The Night Tiger has a little bit of something for everyone Fans of this Author s debut book, The Ghost Bride will love this sweeping tale set in Malaya Malaysia in the 1930 s There is a lot going on in this book that I am only going to give a brief synopsis of the main characters.Ren is an 11 year old boy on a mission to locate his former masters missing finger so that he can bury it with his body He has 49 days to do so for his master to be a rest If he fails to find the missing finger, h The N [...]


    2. Time is running out there are only 20 days left before Dr Mac Farlane s forty nine days of the soul are over If by then he can t find the finger, he ll have failed How will his old master rest Ren remembers Dr MacFarlane s last days, shivering fevers And then the dreams, the waking nightmares in which the old man would cry for mercy, or crawl slavering on all fours If Auntie Kwan had still been with them, she would have taken charge, but in the end there was only Ren A gust of wind s Time is run [...]


    3. The Night Tiger offers a stunning look at culture, history, and Chinese superstition Told in two alternating perspectives, and set in 1931 Malaya Malaysia , this is a story of loyalty and loneliness, death and distressed souls, and man eating weretigers Ren, a young houseboy, is an orphan and has also suffered the loss of his twin Alone and with complete loyalty to his dying master, Ren has accepted his final task to find his master s missing amputated finger and bury it with him in his grav The [...]


    4. Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanIf someone told me there s a book out there that s part history, part love story, part coming of age, part magical tale that is also a well paced book that clocks in at under 400 pages, I d be instantly suspicious It sounds too good to be true But here s the thing This book exists It s called The Night Tiger, and it s epic and pleasing in every possible way.The book follows two main characters Ji Lin, a dressmaker by day and dancehall girl by night who dreams Why I [...]


    5. Filled with superstition, ghosts and the afterlife, the Night Tiger explores colonial Malaysia in 1930s Five people are brought together through a connection of the five Confucian virtues, while mysterious events with no rational explanation start to happen around them.Yangsze Choo has created a whimsical imaginary world of ghosts and spirits that was unlike anything I have read before I was not sure whether I liked the book at first, but it progressively grew on me and eventually I found myse F [...]




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