06-22-2009 04:58 AM
Thanks everyone for making this such a great discussion. Let's get the word out! Please don't forget to post your reviews on the product page.
06-22-2009 07:11 AM
Here is my review and thanks again to Barnes & Noble for another great read....
06-22-2009 08:05 AM
Here's my review and thanks B&N for introducing us to new authors.
"I think of literature.....as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach."
The Uncommon Reader
"You've been running around naked in the stacks again, haven't you?"
The Time Traveler's Wife
It is with books as with men; a very small number play a great part.
06-22-2009 08:27 AM
Here is mine!
This is truly one of those unique novels you come across once in a great while. I am so happy to have been able to read this as part of the First Look club. If you are stuck in reality & don't handle imagination well, this won't be the book for you. The author creates a place that remains nameless and a time that is timeless. These particular details are left to what you can imagine them to be. Reality is mixed with magic to create an adult fable full of love, deception, death, new life, ghosts and so much more. I wasn't sure when I first began to read this book if I would like it. About 9 chapters in, it swept me away. There are characters you will love, some you will love to hate, others you will pity & others that will intrigue. The story is based around a young girl raised in a loveless home. She meets and falls in love with a boy who takes her away, but sometimes the hell we don't know is worse then the hell we do know. You follow her through her life and the lives of her family. Definately the type of book you can get lost in. The author has a beautiful way of wording his descriptions. Be sure to investigate the cover! There are many secrets hiding there as well!
06-22-2009 08:39 AM - edited 06-22-2009 08:43 AM
Here is mine. =) Thank you B&N and Erick for the opportunity to read the book.
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
06-22-2009 09:03 AM
Thanks again Barnes and Noble First Look. Here's my review:
06-22-2009 11:17 AM
Here's my review:
Once again thanks to Paul and Rachel for wonderful moderating and to Erick for this truly amazing novel and for allowing us to be the first to sink our teeth into this incredible debut of his, thanks for sharing a lot of yourself with us over the last couple of weeks Erick.
And lastly thanks to B&N for a really novel idea and sharing it with it's loyal fans and followers.
06-22-2009 11:22 AM
Here is my review! What a wonderful read!
06-22-2009 12:08 PM
Posted my review:
also on my blog:
Thanks to B&N for the FL.
06-22-2009 04:17 PM
Hats off to Erick Setiawan
I am glad that Erick Setiawan let Barnes and Noble first look club review his novel. I think he did great job in creating his characters. The plot was original. I enjoyed reading Of Bees and Mist. I think it is fable of family relationships. I think Erick Setiawan has a great future ahead of him. I would recommend this book to my friends and family. It is refreshing to read something that has little fun and magic in it.
06-23-2009 04:20 PM
Thanks for the opportunity to read and discuss this book!
My review is up at
A longer version is on my blog at
06-24-2009 12:26 PM
Here is my review. Thanks to B&N for the opportunity to read this book.
~Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus~
06-24-2009 11:31 PM
Thanks for the opportunity to read Erick Setiawan's "Of Bees and Mist."
If I did it right, this is the link to my review.
06-25-2009 09:09 AM
Thanks B&N and Erick!
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.