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A wonderful little book, can be read in an afternoon. This novel is about two sophisticated young Chinese men and their adventures in reeducation and romance during the cultural... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mrs. Colleen M. Paul
Beautifully written, I loved the characters, the setting, the feeling of being. Culture and believes thru out the book are both entertaining and surprising.Published on Dec 30 2012 by Deanna G
I see this book is coupled with KITE RUNNER and the only reason I can think of for this is that it's exotic in content and involves two young men. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2007 by Harriet
The power of books to transform the unspeakable into the sublime. Why roses can grow on a garbage heap. Read morePublished on July 4 2007 by Mary Ellen
Basically this is the story of China and the struggles that several people go through. I was reminded at times of "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2006 by D. Kauffman
Aside from portraying a vivid image of China during the Mao years, this novel is also a very well crafted satire (in the same league as one of my favourite novelists -Somerset... Read morePublished on March 5 2005 by Andrea
Recently I've been lucky with my bestseller or recommended picks, having read Martel's LIFE OF PI and McCrae's CHILDREN'S CORNER. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2005 by ThomsEBynum
This translation of Dai Sijie's novel can be poetic at times but, as is common with translated works, it can leave the reader questioning the cultural context of some passages or... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by T. Davis