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Give Me My Chocolate or the Turtle Dies

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Name: Give Me My Chocolate or the Turtle Dies
Address: , Hanoi

Directions: Available at Bookworm, Randy's Book Exchange (Hoi An) and MMBistro (HCMC)

Phone: unknown

Description: A collection of articles and stories from Dara Passano, former Hanoi expat and New Hanoian.
Rating: 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 5 reviews.

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address icon No 16, Lane 8, Nguyen Thi Dinh Str, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi, Cầu Giấy, Hanoi

phone number icon 0944548536

5 Reviews (Followed by 6 users)

July 7th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

After reading many good reviews about this book, i decided to give it a try and i wasn't disappointed ( although i wished the book was a little bigger and went into more detail as the subject is interesting, funny and really rings of the truth)

A cup of tea?
June 17th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Well this is not unbiased as I know the author too!!!! Does that mean I cannot dispassionately review her book? Of course not!
In any case, this book is VERY funny and the fact that she can take our every day observations of living in Hanoi and make us laugh is a grand success.
The only negative aspect of the book is that it is just too short. We are all waiting for the sequel so can you please hurry up and write it. We did not have to wait so long for JK Rowling for goodness sake!
Well worth the time spent reading it. Thoroughly recommend.

June 9th, 2011 at 10:24 am

Much like Elliewelliesj, I also know this author - not surprising, as I think half the expat population of Hanoi does too!

I loved the book. Fantastic humour, pithy observations. I read it after I'd left Hanoi, and it had me grinning at the memories.

Worth the investment.

June 9th, 2011 at 1:44 am

LOVED: This book! Very well written, had me laughing and nodding my head in agreement for most of the book. Super accurate descriptions of daily life in Vietnam. Entertaining. Author has a beautiful way with words and capturing the essence of the place we call "home".

HATED: That it ended so quickly. Wish there were more chapters. Would have loved to have kept reading and laughing.

June 8th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ok so I should disclose that I know the author...

But highly recommend this book for a quick, light and very funny read about life in Vietnam. It is very tongue and cheek, sending up expats just as much as the funny encounters to be had whilst living in the country.
A great amusing memento of life in Hanoi.
And only 100,000vnd!

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