Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel - Jamie Ford This was a very sad book. It tells the story of an old man, Henry, but it also tells the story of his life when he was younger betweent the years of 1942 and 1945.

It was a good book but it was one of the sadest ones I've ever read. I mean it has a sort of happy ending but not before one of the best characters in the book dies. Henry has so much loss in the book and his dad...grrr, I don't hate him but I don't like him. I don't know how to express my feelings towards him. I loved Keiko and Ethel; they were both great characters.

Jamie Ford did a wonderful job with this book.