I enjoyed it :)

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This was a book I didn't remember entering the raffle for, so I was surprised when I won and it showed up at my door. To be completely honest, Land of Big Numbers is a book I would have never picked up normally, so I'm glad that Bookish First granted me the opportunity to review it because I did end up enjoying it.

Land of Big Numbers is a short story collection, each following different characters touching on aspect of Chinese culture. It covers a large range of topics, and most of the stories have a speculative element that I loved. Some have more obvious connections to an element of Chinese history/government, and others have a more broad insight into the culture and human nature in general. I am a Chinese American, so some aspects were more new to me than others, but I think it would be more difficult for someone non-Chinese or someone unfamiliar with the culture to completely understand. That's not to say that this book is hard to follow along, as I think you can still gain a lot from this book no matter where you're from.

If you enjoy short story collections, or something about human nature then Land of Big Numbers is definitely a book you should check out!!