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This story was incredibly sad, so if you're not the kind of person who likes to read about horrible loss and grief I would not recommend this book. I usually don't like to read novels that are this sad and depressing; there were times where I just didn't want to read because it was all TOO horrible! But I really did enjoy this book; it was written in an interesting way and I couldn't put it down. I think that I was so absorbed in this story because of it's detective fiction element, which I usually always enjoy. If you are interested in detective fiction and can deal with the overall sadness of this story, then I would give it a shot. It isn't your "usual" detective fiction story, but rather a new and interesting spin on the genre, in my opinion.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. The synopsis sounds so odd that I really didn't know what to expect- Linda has an affliction (learning disability?) in which she actually tastes spoken words. How this affects her life makes for a fascinating novel. This is the first book of Truong's I have read and she is a wonderful writer. I will have to add The Book of Salt to my 'to-read' list. Bitter in the Mouth is happily very different from anything else I have read- really interesting read. Quite honestly, I am surprised to have not heard of her before now.