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An embarrassment of riches by Charlson Ong
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An embarrassment of riches

by Charlson Ong

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Set in a fictional country called the Victorians, An Embarrassment of Riches talks about a man in search of his family and his past. His journey leads him back to his native country (which resembles the Philippines) and mets strange characters who are embroiled in the country's polictial election.

For me it is a good parody of the Philippines, along with its unique characters and history. Ong's humor can be seen all throughout the book, although his wit can only be appreciated by certain people - like the Filipino Chinese, members of the Philippine Literary academe. Other readers might miss out on the humor and satire, but it wouldn't ruin the story for them. ( )
  aschua88 | Dec 31, 2005 |
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