Mini Reviews: American Born Chinese, The Last Black Unicorn

My reading has decreased again, but I do still have a ton of books I finished in January, so here I am, playing review catch-up!

I’ve had American Born Chinese on my TBR list ever since I’ve read Gene Luen Yang’s works on the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. I really wanted to get into an original of his, and honestly, if you had to start somewhere with Yang’s works, definitely start at American Born Chinese.

Honestly, I picked up The Last Black Unicorn as an audiobook because I love unicorns and the title made this story very intriguing. I’m not familiar with Tiffany Haddish much, other than the fact that she’s an actress/comedian of some sort. This book tried to be funny, but my problem with it is that it tried to be funny by ridiculing types of people and being crude in otherwise serious moments. I get lightening up the depressing atmosphere, but the way this was narrated in audiobook made everything seem like a joke…and Haddish’s life is anything but.

Have you read either of these books? What did you think?

2 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: American Born Chinese, The Last Black Unicorn

  1. I tried reading The Last Black Unicorn and didn’t make it very far. I felt, like you said, that it was “trying” to be funny. Tiffany Haddish is ACTUALLY funny – this hook didn’t do her comedy justice.

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