All posts tagged: The Woo-Woo

WWW Wednesday #5

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading Well, actually, I’m not currently reading anything. But I am planning on starting BLINDSHOT by Québec author, Denis Coupal, tonight. It’s a thriller set in Québec which should be fun. Just Finished I finished reading THE WOO-WOO by Lindsay Wong, last week, which I really struggled with. It was the wrong kind of read for me—a memoir about a dysfunctional family, but I didn’t like the flippant way the author treated her mother’s mental illness. It was all a bit crass. Up Next I’m looking forward to one of three (maybe 4) books, THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny is my first choice, followed by US AGAINST YOU by Fredrik Backman, and then there’s the tenth book in the Flavia de Luce series, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD, by …

Book Review: The Woo-Woo

DETAILS Title: THE WOO-WOO Author: Lindsay Wong Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press ISBN: 9781551527369 Genre: Biography | Non-fiction BACK COVER BLURB Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo”–Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo’s sinister effects; at the age of six, she found herself living in the food court of her suburban mall, which her mother saw as a safe haven because they could hide there from dead people, and on a camping trip, her mother tried to light Lindsay’s foot on fire to rid her of the woo-woo. The eccentricities take a dark turn, however, when her aunt, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, holds the city of Vancouver hostage for eight hours when she threatens to jump off a bridge. And when Lindsay herself starts to experience symptoms of the woo-woo herself, she wonders whether she will suffer the same fate as her family. WHAT I THOUGHT The Woo-Woo by Lindsay …

I’m Digging The Woo-Woo

While out at the Salon International du livre here, in Québec City, yesterday, I scored a copy of THE WOO-WOO by Lindsey Wong. Which was recommended to me by Naomi from over at CONSUMED BY INK. I couldn’t help myself, I mean, will you look at that cover, it’s definitely eye-catching, right? 2019 CANADA READS FINALIST Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family who blame their woes on ghosts and demons when they should really be on anti-psychotic meds. Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo” — Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo’s sinister effects; when she was six, Lindsay and her mother avoided the dead people haunting their house by hiding out in a mall food court, and on a camping trip, in an effort to rid …