Did you know that Asians Gone Wild is an up and coming novel that is based upon real-life events? Author Christina Crooks takes the reader into the strange and exotic world of Hawaii five-to-seven years before the Pearl Harbor attack. Crooks brings to life the exoticism of this slice of the world, bringing it to life in a vivid and interesting way. Her writing style is clear and flows easily making this book a fun and exciting read for all.
When young American GI’s gather at the beginning of World War II, they are subjected to a grueling regimen of physical and mental drills. Asians Gone Wild is about the young women of this period who had to endure these routines day after day, month after month. Crooks takes us inside of the lives of these young women, giving us insights into their thoughts, emotions, and interactions with their menfolk. Through her descriptions, one can easily relate to these women and learn what they were thinking at the time.
The author has done an excellent job of describing locations and people. However, she sometimes simplifies things by simplifying the details. That is why I felt that sometimes I was reading about two subjects in one paragraph.
In one scene, Asia and Ika are walking down a street. Ika has an Asian charm about her, which attracts all sorts of guys. Asia seems oblivious to the fact that guys like her because of her beauty. While talking with a man, Asia notices that he is checking out her long black hair, which is part of what attracts him.
Some of the scenes are exaggerated for effect. But other parts are completely true to life. Ika admires some of the native Hawaiian figures that pass her by. Among other things, Ika learns that some natives do not shave their heads.
The author does an excellent job of describing various cultures. In the case of Hawaii, the author includes the Minese, Thai, Laotian and Samoan cultures. These cultures all have their own distinctive traits. In Hawaii, the native women often wear leis (more commonly known as “waranas” or “pili”) made of coconut fiber. This shows that the author really knew her Hawaii subjects.
Throughout, the author includes a variety of cultural examples of wild behavior. There are sadistic thieves in the Philippines, who are called “kumpers.” There are sadistic hotel clerks in Japan, who serve “koozies” (filled with beer) to customers who order them without paying for them.
Overall, this book is an interesting and entertaining read. It takes a few moments to get used to, but once you do, the stories will stick with you. I highly recommend it. Asians Gone Wild is the first book of its kind to focus on the Asian American experience. The author did a great job of writing about real life. I recommend it to anyone who loves the Asian American community and wants to read about what they have been up to.
There are many positive aspects to this book. For example, the author quotes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as saying, “We must feed the hungry mind.” I completely agree and have often thought. Especially now, when so many people are so financially insecure and some people are even losing their homes, this quote will be invaluable.
Asians Gone Wild tells the story of numerous Asian families who were often left alone and had to adapt to survive. They had to learn to live off the land. They built a community that included each other and relied on each other for help. I was very impressed with how the author depicts how so many Asian families have managed to survive and thrive in such difficult times. The author portrays a positive vision of the future for Asian Americans.
I believe that Asians Gone Wild is a book that the author, Jasmine Farris, wishes to share with others. It is a positive look at the experiences of Asian Americans in today’s society. It is also a book that is interesting and informative. If you enjoy nonfiction books on various topics, then this book has much to offer you.
As an author, Jasmine Farris writes with a style that is not typical of her style. She shares information with us in a way that is refreshing and entertaining. This book is definitely not for the person who is squeamish or afraid of being different. Readers will enjoy this charming and humorous read as much as the first time!